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Samuel Mosonyi reports that Google Glass, the head-mounted, voice-operated smartphone headset, will likely prove revolutionary for telecommunications and mobile computing. It may even be the most significant development in mobile technology since the smartphone. It has not officially been released yet and it has already sparked interest among consumers, pundits, and analysts.
Not only will consumers have a customizable supercomputer which can be easily navigated in the palms of their hands, Google Glass will provide the opportunity to integrate the user directly with the smartphone. Sounds indicate incoming messages, which users will be able to access via voice command or touchpad.
Nick Barber reports that a company that specializes in Google apps is developing a series of enterprise applications for Google Glass that should be available late this year or early 2014.
“We’re in the early stages of developing for Google Glass,” said Dan McNelis, co-founder of Dito, a company that provides services for Google applications.
Google Glass is the wearable device that the search giant announced in 2012. Since then the system has been in beta with developers and will likely be released to the public in late 2013 or early 2014. McNelis said Dito is developing both “Glassware” or the apps on top of Google’s API (application programming interface), and figuring out specific use cases to develop custom apps for Glass.
Samantha Murphy reports that I recently had a chance to play around with Google Glass while I wasn’t wearing my contact lenses. I squinted and tried my best to see the holographic screen that appears to float in front of the high-tech eyewear, but because of my nearsightedness, it was hard to make out what I was doing.
I had used Google Glass a few times before, so I just left them on and went to the office kitchen, found some snacks, stopped by a co-worker’s desk to discuss site coverage and finally sat back at my desk to check emails, browse Twitter and get to work.
Marco Santana reports that developers, testers think Google’s wearable computer could reshape education and industry.
Steve Lee understands the hesitation some folks have about Google Glass.
When he saw an early version of the concept, a pair of augmented-reality glasses that users could wear to enhance their everyday lives, he thought it was crazy.
CBC News reports that a U.S. real estate listings website has developed an app for Google Glass eyewear to help its clients find properties more easily and conveniently while they are on the go.
The Trulia for Glass app was developed by the San Francisco-based company Trulia, which operates listings in several major U.S. cities.
The app does more than just display property listings right before the eyes of someone who is wearing Google’s augmented-reality glasses. It also alerts home seekers when they are close to an open house that matches their search criteria, gives them directions to a property, enables them to call or email an agent directly through the application and can read out a property description.