After the futuristic tech gadget, the Google Glass, was cancelled from production, Google is still investing some money on this ongoing project. Was the purpose of a pair of the Google Glasses supposed to be a huge replacement for your personal device like your phone? Why did Google decide to discontinue the developing of this project, and decide to take this expensive piece of technology off many store shelves? Why did many consumers want this product so bad? How much did it go for? Was it worth the expensive price? Was this piece of tech able to be the future of many devices? How is a pair of the Google Glass rather much different than your usual pair of glasses that people wear today? What can this thing do? What are the special features of this piece of wearable technology that make it different from anything else? What was the TRUE reason why Google decided to end this huge money-making project? Did their consumers actually like it? What IS the Google Glass?
The Google Glass is a piece of advanced technology that is still being worked on by their developers at Google, although it is not available for purchase anymore. The Google Glass went for a retail price of $1500, (for the I/O developers in the U.S.) the Explorer Edition, and was released on April 2013. The Google Glass was designed, developed, and created by Google X, (a group of designers and engineers at Google) who focus on advanced technology such as the Google Self-Drving Car. (If you want to check out my full article on the Google Self-Driving Car, click here!) The Google Glass has a very slim and slid design to it, which is one of the coupe reasons that make it appealing to its consumers. These Glasses are known
the user to take photos, and record videos in 720p HD. The Google Glass features a display that is shown on the screen, in the right-hand side of the glasses. One of the biggest features the Google Glass contains is voice activation. Besides the trackpad, which gives the consumer the freedom to swipe and click on the interface, the Google Glass also uses a system called, "voice actions." Once "voice actions" is activated, the user has the ability to perform certain tasks like you can say, "Take a picture," "Record a video," Schedule a meeting with (Person's name in contacts), and so much more. The "voice actions" reminds me a lot of Siri, from Apple because when having for example an iPhone, you can command Siri to do certain things, for your own certain reasons.
special features of the Google Glass. On the other hand, people who have no experience an whatsoever with the Google Glass, are people who say this piece of wearable tech is something fake, and seems like it was taken out of a movie.
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