In one the most recent TEDTalks, Google co-founder Sergey Brin discussed why his team at the company wanted to build Google Glass, the gadget with an eye-mounted camera and computer built into a pair of glasses. Brin opened up his speech with a joke by looking at his mobile phone and saying that he was sorry for looking at an e-mail from a Nigerian prince that needs help getting $10 million. Brin said “I like paying attention to these because that’s how we originally funded the company and it’s gone pretty well.”
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Congress has asked that Google addresses several privacy concerns around the new wearable Google Glass product. The letter that Congress sent to Google was addressed to Google CEO Larry Page has 8 questions in it that requires a response by June 14th. Google Glass lets users take photos, record and watch video, send text messages, and post information to social media.
Glassagram is a new application that lets you add creative filters to photos that you take through Google Glass. After you sign up for Glassagram, a card will be sent to your Glass timeline with filtered options. After the filter is added, you can share the creative photo with your friends. There are currently five filter options available through Glassagram, according to TechCrunch.
Fullscreen is a company that helps new channel and networks thrive when producing high-quality online video. Founded in January 2011 by a former Strategic Partner Developer executive at Google, George Strompolos, Fullscreen recognizes that online video will soon become a viable alternative to TV and cable. Today Fullscreen has 80 employees and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. On Friday, Fullscreen released the first YouTube application for Google’s smart-glasses product, Google Glass. The new YouTube-focused Google Glass application is called Fullscreen BEAM.
Google Glass, the wearable computer device with a head-mounted display, will soon support texting and navigation through the Apple iPhone. Currently, Google Glass is limited to Android phones with a Google Glass companion application.
Google Glass has been out in the wild for a while now and developers are already building apps around the gadget’s software ecosystem. Mike DiGiovanni wrote on his Google+ profile that he has created a new Google Glass app called Winky. This app lets you take a picture on Google Glass simply by winking an eye.
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Google has released a new video about how to use Google Glass. The touchpad runs from your temple to your ear. Touching the touchpad on the glasses shows the display above your line of sight. The display shows the Home screen, which highlights a row of cards.
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