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Google shows the view behind Glass

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A new video from Google shows how users can take photos and record video with Google Glass.

Google's wearable, interactive camera is now available for a new round of beta testing. The company released a video today to promote the technology, showing what the world looks like through Glass. In the video, users activate the camera to take and share photos by speaking to the device. A preview screen in the corner shows the image as well as who you are sending it to.

Users who want to get their hands on an early version of Google Glass can apply to be a beta tester. On Google+ or Twitter, post a message with the hashtag #ifihadglass. Applications must be 50 words or less and can include up to 5 photos and a video up to 15 seconds long. Winners will need to preorder the Glass Explorer Edition for $1,500 plus tax and pick it up themselves in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.

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Total comments: 24
TheBronx2013

Want this so bad

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d2f

Camera technology issues aside, it will be interesting to see how end users this device will interface with the local laws of privacy, especially with businesses where video and still photography of their interior is prohibited. Here in the united states where the number of teen driver deaths are on the rise, due to distractions like their operating their cell phones while driving, I wonder how many teens will lose their lives to this device, before law makers pass a law prohibiting its use while driving. That has to be a morale booster for Google engineers where their motto is, do no evil.

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yurazyuk

Those laws are already becoming obsolete - so they make a law against holding a phone to your ear while driving. Big deal. Everyone now just has video screens in their dashboard and can have phone conversations through their audio system. That's not distracting? I don't see how this is necessarily any more distracting than that, and in a few years, it could become so commonplace that everyone would forget what it was like without it - just as we all do now with those gigantic paper roadmaps that would never fold up properly.

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dark goob

Why do you think Google is making a car that can drive itself??

Some people just don't get it.

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nikhale

for cops to show things through their eye.

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Paul Guba

Slow camera reaction time. To bad I already wear glasses to see other wise I would be shelling out a weeks pay to be more annoyingly connected then I am already.

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plasnu

AF performance looks bad. I think it needs eye control like old EOS camera.

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PowerG9atBlackForest

In these days a growing number of people seem to be unable to live even when carefree and enjoy their lifes and process their own experiences for themselves; they need to share it with others and wanting their recognition almost as a proof that they do live. Life itself is not what matters most but the proof. What an isolation in the midst of a waste community!

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rondom

ok glass shut the *#@% up

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Braden Bartholic

I want to to a video diery of my life not one that likes to write things down. Would love to beta test. Iam in , never mind to rich for. My blood rock on.

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LynnSpann

and for those of us who wear glasses? how about something that can be attached and removed from our frames?

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LensBeginner

Just a little less invasive than a GoPro or any other similar device.
Interesting take on the subject, way to expensive as of now, which is partly understandable as this one is some kind of prototype, I reckon.
I don't particularly like the "pay-to-beta-test" kind of approach, but that's the way the market is going today...

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Michele720

I would have so much fun with these. I'd love to try a pair. I have an event coming up March 22-24th ... the Runaway Country Music Festival for the 3rd year in a row and I am the sole Staff Photographer. These would be great onstage and behind the scenes. If it's possible to get them to me by then, I'd love to try them out.

MH

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Das Buddha

I would really like to try a pair for beta testing on my internet radio show. It would be nice if it helps me do my show faster or more efficiently.

Buddha's Portal
Nerdcoreradio.com

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d2f

Cost aside, it is interesting and has a future, but maybe not in the current near useless format. Just thinking outside the box here, what if the entire view of field was used and the interface included hand gestures. Imagine if it could see in HD stereo IR or boosted light levels for night vision, or darkened for bright sunlight conditions. Imagine Iron man type of overlay displays that could be designed by the end user. Imagine if it could replace glasses, by providing corrected images, and even with color correction for those who had some degree of color blindness. Imagine if it were linked to your digital camera eliminating the camera LCD and viewfinder screens. Or better yet replace the camera as we know it. Imagine if there was an app that could read faces and tell you when somebody was lying. Is Apple listening?

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wkay

voice activated? going to make down blouse/up skirt photos kind of difficult if you have to announce your intentions first.

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Tom Caldwell

Sorry, sold out

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FreedomLover

You won, now pay up.
All your data are belong to us.
Google marketing hypeocrisy.

Next: implants for the cloud.

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Essai

another isheep who thinks Apple is different with data...

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steveo baird

So cool! I wouldn't be worried about the price either..
New devices like this are always expensive at first..
1,500 is quite a bit, but understandable since it is so new.

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arry_girl

Oh for crikey's sake. Not all of us have money to burn.
The technology is cool though.

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hellocrowley

So buy a $1500 LCD screen and tape it to your head. Good luck.

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arry_girl

$1500 smackers? Yegods!

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tazmac

1500$ can buy lot of goodies! And they don't call me a hipster!

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