Google Glass Now Adding Eye Winks for Picture Taking
The new wink function could in the future also let users make purchases, obtain search results and much more, according to Google.Google Glass just got another cool collection of new capabilities, including the ability to take a photograph with only a wink of a user's eye. The updates, which also include the arrival of Google+ Hangouts for Glass and easy sharing of Glass-shot videos onto YouTube, were unveiled in a Dec. 17 post on the Glass+ page. "You've shared your wishes, we've made our list and checked it twice, and now we're closing out 2013 with some of your most popular requests," the Glass team states in the post. Among the other new features are a screen lock for Glass to prevent unauthorized users from operating the devices, a new iOS app for iPhone fans and improved features for using Glass with Google Play Music All Access subscribers. Topping the list for coolness, however, has to be the new wink feature.
"Glass is about helping you look up and experience the world around you without getting bogged down by technology," the post states. "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. Whether it's capturing an amazing sunset on an evening walk, or photographing your receipt for the lunch you'll need to expense, you can now stay in the moment and wink to take a picture instantly. If you want to turn it on, just swipe over to Settings."