Google Project Glass Photos, Video Revealed
Google's Project Glass video will make you do backflips--literally. The company posted photos and a video highlighting the glasses' capabilities.Ever since search engine giant Google announced Project Glass, an experimental set of glasses that can capture video, take photos and provide the wearer with a Web-connected heads-up display (HUD), the Internet has been buzzing with anticipation for more information on the futuristic technology. This past week Google officially released photos and a video taken with the prototype glasses, which give people an idea of what it would look like reading a newspaper, taking photos of children or taking shelter under an umbrella in the rain. In addition, the 15-second 720p video shows the first-person perspective of someone doing backflips on a trampoline, an effective, if nausea-inducing example of how the video-capture technology works. Since we started testing Project Glass in public, our team members have been taking a lot of pictures. We selected some of them to show you what kinds of moments weve managed to capture, Project Glass tech lead Max Braun wrote in a blog post on the companys Google+ site. When our team started using Project Glass test devices at home, we saw a different kind of family photo. These are the precious moments you want to savor and capture at the same time.
In April, a two-and-a-half minute promotional video the Project Glass team posted on YouTube, which takes viewers on a tour of a user's daily routine as he makes breakfast, video chats with his girlfriend and travels around New York City, gives an impression of what the technology is capable of. Photos on the project's Google+ page also show what the final creationa sleek, white, paper-thin geek-chic framecould look like.