Google Glass Gets More Powerful Hardware & More Apps

Jun 25, 2014 • 8:18 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

google glass logoA big day for Google Glass, right before Google I/O. Google announced that all new shipped Google Glass devices are being updated to improve with 2GB of RAM. This should make the device snappier and more responsive. Those who have the original Glass will not be automatically upgraded to the 2GB version.

Also, Google has released many software updates to Glass and will continue to do so. Google says these software updated bring features as well as stability improvements. Such as improved battery life by over 20%, voice search 10% faster and a new viewfinder for pictures.

Also, Google announced 12 new Glassware (Glass Apps) for users and some of these look awesome. Here is the list:

Runtastic is your personal trainer. You’ll have a collection of workouts and an easy to follow plan to help whip you into shape or push you to reach your fitness goals.

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94Fifty Basketball works with the 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball (www.94fifty.com). It measures muscle memory that the human eye can’t see. It uses that to learn the strengths and weaknesses of players at any level, trains you to shoot better and adapts as you improve. After each shot, your Digital Coach gives you audible and visual feedback for shot arc, shot speed and shot backspin.

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The Guardian keeps you up to date with award-winning journalism. Get regular packages of stories and breaking news alerts. You can also save the articles that you want to read later.

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Duolingo makes learning a new language feel more like a game and less like high school Spanish class. It’s fun to broaden your vocabulary across lots of different languages when you have the right teacher.

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GuidiGO is your personal tour guide. Choose from 27 destinations and over 250 guided tours created by local experts. Once you download your tour, you can use it offline without an internet connection. Relive the Impressionist history of Montmartre, the magic of the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, or the hidden secrets of San Francisco!

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Allthecooks is no stranger to Glass, but they’ve added some new features to keep your hands free while cooking. You can now use voice commands to switch between recipes and directions.

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Zombies, Run! Because let’s face it, running is more fun when you’re being chased by zombies. Turn your run into a game with this audio adventure, co-created by award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. Don’t just go for a run, but get swept up in an adventure along the way.

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Star Chart lets you look up at the sky and explore the stars, planets and constellations above.

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Shazam on Glass can tell you the name of the track and artist of a song that’s playing around you. Just say “OK Glass, Recognize this song” and in seconds you’ll know the name of the track and the artist.  

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Goal.com lets you keep up with everything happening in the world of football. (World Cup fans, we’re looking at you.)

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Livestream lets you broadcast live video, read chat messages from your audience and share your point of view via social networks.

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MusicXmatch picks up on the music playing around you and shows you the song lyrics for songs in any language.

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Comments:

Fedor

06/25/2014 04:16 pm

Did they do anything about the dorky look that you get when you wear one?

Yo Mamma

06/25/2014 04:47 pm

No - Just added memory so that Google can store more secret private information - Google should pay YOU to go out and get all this info for them.

asdfasd

06/25/2014 04:54 pm

Would that be the dorky look you have by wearing them OR the looks you get from other for wearing them... They seem to think that photographing their dork goggles on fashion models will somehow fix all this.

Fedor

06/25/2014 05:56 pm

I was just thinking about those models and the nightmares they have about that photoshoot.

Fedor

06/25/2014 05:58 pm

Don't forget all the brainwave data they're collecting.

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