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    A new patent application from Google augments the company's Glass head-mounted computer with a laser projector, which can be used to project an interface on any nearby surface, including the user's own hand.
    The application, which can be read in its entirety at the Patent Office's website, describes a fairly simple addition to the Glass system. A small, monochrome laser projector could be mounted on one side of the glasses, and a camera on the other side which wouldn't be difficult considering Glass already has a camera and laser projectors are quite small and light.
    An interface could be projected directly in front of the user something simple like a numerical keypad or "OK/Cancel" dialog box or something more complex, a full keyboard or game. The user sees it in front of them and can interact with it just like any other button or menu.
    If this sounds familiar, it should: Microsoft showed off something similar using a Kinect over a year ago, and the Internet was all abuzz over the Sixth Sense device shown off as far back as 2009, with which Google's idea shares some similarities.
    So what does it add? Well, mounting the system on a pair of glasses is new, and Google also proposes that the projector and camera work together to track your hand and head movements and keep the interface centered. That would make it more usable while walking or otherwise being active.
    Google Glass itself is set to ship to developers this month that is, developers who shelled out the $1,500 price to be among the first to try it epub drm removal. Originally a closely guarded secret, Glass is now being seen more often in the wild, and will almost certainly become a more common sight over the next year.
    01-19-2013 01:10 AM
  2. Chregu's Avatar
    What's up with Google and glasses?

    A new style for hipsters instead of the black ones or something?
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    01-19-2013 05:03 AM
  3. stmav's Avatar
    So do the glasses send everything you see back to google?
    Gergolos and cedarlog like this.
    01-19-2013 10:43 AM
  4. crystal_planet's Avatar
    Sooooo basically, you wear goofy glasses and look like an ***** while wearing said glasses and typing on your palm. I hope Microsoft comes up with something like this, except they get rid of the glasses, and instead of your palm, you will type on an actual device. They can call it the "smartphone". It will be revolutionary.
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    01-19-2013 11:23 AM
  5. Chregu's Avatar
    Sooooo basically, you wear goofy glasses and look like an ***** while wearing said glasses and typing on your palm. I hope Microsoft comes up with something like this, except they get rid of the glasses, and instead of your palm, you will type on an actual device. They can call it the "smartphone". It will be revolutionary.
    That would be more Apple's style.
    vtective likes this.
    01-19-2013 11:41 AM

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