Google has announced that its highly-anticipated Google Glass device will allow users to take pictures by winking.The internet search giant unveiled the new feature on its Facebook page as part of a number of other changes to the wearable technology.
Google Glass features a thumbnail-size transparent display above the right eye and lets wearers take pictures, record video, send messages or perform other tasks with touch controls or by speaking commands.
It connects to the internet using wi-fi hotspots or wirelessly through mobile phones.
On the new wink feature, Google’s Facebook post says: “Glass is about helping you look up and experience the world around you without getting bogged down by technology.
“Based on this philosophy, we’ve got a new setting that lets you quickly and easily capture the moments you care about with a simple wink of the eye.”
“We’re starting with pictures, but just think about what else is possible. Imagine a day where you’re riding in the back of a cab and you just wink at the meter to pay.
“You wink at a pair of shoes in a shop window and your size is shipped to your door. You wink at a cookbook recipe and the instructions appear right in front of you – hands-free, no mess, no fuss.”
As part of other changes, Google has added a lock screen function and a shortcut allowing users to upload video content direct to YouTube.
Google Glass is not yet widely available to the public but about 10,000 “explorers” are currently trying it out.
There is no release date set, but speculation centres around early 2014.
Source: Sky News