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Google Glass Will Be Able to Recognize When You Wink

by Brandon Russell | April 22, 2013April 22, 2013 5:15 pm PDT

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A coy wink might be all it takes to snap a picture with Google Glass. Code found in the company’s Glass companion app for Android has revealed the wearable tech will have the ability to recognize when a user winks. Instead of telling it to snap a picture with your voice, simply wink and that’s it. It’s never been so easy to take a picture of your dog.

If you thought seeing someone wearing Glass was awkward enough, imagine someone sheepishly winking at every interaction—in the middle of sentences, while you’re eating, driving down the road. It’s not a nervous tick; I just have Glass. It will definitely lead to some odd exchanges—I’d love to hear the explanation from the person wearing Glass. I’m just taking pictures, don’t mind me. Will it change the way we perceive human behaviors?

People are just beginning to get their hands-on Google Glass, so it’s still unclear how the technology will change the landscape. The potential is there, but the execution has to match. That will ultimately determine whether or not the wider consumer market will scoop up the $1,500 technology when it hits mass market, some time early next year.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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