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14 March 2016

Google

See Through the World of Google Glass

See Through the World of Google Glass

Yes, yes, I know Google month is over, but here at FDC we absolutely love Google and this is because as well as being an amazingly engineered concept, Google can help you get to where you want to be in terms of SEO.

But today, rather than talking about how Google can help you with your SEO efforts, I want to talk about a different venture of Google’s that has quite a few eyebrows raising but isn’t necessarily the most well-known among us lay-people:

Google Glass

Google Glass is something that has been out for quite some years now and looks like a pair of glasses that are missing lenses. But it isn’t until recently that the newer version has been released, which has improved features and applications.

The new sci-fi looking specs in all their glory will set you back around £3000, but carry the latest developments in wearable technology, with features you will have likely not seen or experienced before with any other device.

Is this price worth it? Well, that depends on the features and how much money you have, I suppose, and while I can’t comment on the second question, I can answer the first because reading a free blog is surely better than testing something out for £3000 and deciding you don’t like it!

The features of Google Glass

I think it’s fair to say that all of the apps and features that come with Google Glass can be appreciated by the tech-savvy. However, you don’t need to understand technology in depth to understand the significance of these features.

Google Glass, AKA the wearable computer allows you to take pictures and shoot videos and upload them onto social media with voice command, reminds you of your to-dos by fancily displaying them in front of your eyes, gives you all the related information you need for your to dos and more.

So, for instance, if you are travelling on a plane, Google Glass has the ability to remind you of your flight details, and give you the relevant weather information. And what do you have to do to get that information? Absolutely nothing. In fact, you don’t even have to remember anything – the device does it all for you.

One of the alleged downsides of the wearable computer is that it is more android than iPhone friendly when it comes to syncing with maps and other applications on your phone. However, this isn’t something I entirely mind, as I really don’t like Apple products.

Along with the above, Google Glass can show you messages, and help you find out all the information you need without having to type anything. All you have to do is say the word!

However, perhaps the best features are Google Now and Translate. With the ability for it to track your daily habits, it can give you information on the go. For instance, the best route to take to work, weather updates and anything else you might like to know – it’s like having your own personal assistant that knows everything.

Google’s translate feature is also brilliant for when you are abroad as it will speak the sentence you want translated out loud in whatever language you want. These are the two features I would say single it out from everything else – aside from the shape and the fact that the whole concept itself is pretty alien, of course.

The Verdict

Ultimately, Google Glass is a project that although very brave, has in my opinion paid off. Google have taken a huge risk with Project Glass and created something in the end which actually functions, and functions quite well.

Would I pay £3000 for it if I could? Well, probably. But more than anything Google Glass is a scary reminder of just how fast we are delving into the unknown, and the potential that our brains have to create something we originally thought was unfathomable, and you can’t really put a price on that.

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