Wednesday, March 13, 2013

 Google showed off apps, audio and gesture control for Google Glass at the South by South West (SXSW) conference held in Austin this week.Timothy Jordan, a senior developer advocate at Google, was at the conference in Austin on Monday to demonstrate how the computerized eye glasses work.

He used Glass, which is still in development, to send email, take photos, post to Google+ and hear a translation. Google had previously noted that Glass uses voice control. Jordan demonstrated that Glass also responds to touch and head gestures.And after showing how Glass can be used to do a Google search for an English-to-Japanese translation of the phrase "thank you," Jordan said he could hear the translation through the Glass audio feature.

Jordan also used Glass to access Gmail, replying to an email by using voice dictation. Glass then showed a transcript of his reply and offered him the choice to edit it or send it. The sent email would then arrive, giving the recipient the message as text and an audio version. Jordan also showed how the Glass interface can be turned on and off by a simple nod of the head.


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