Google Glass Updated, Brings Now Cards, Video Player Controls And More

Posted on Aug 13 2013 - 1:57am by Editorial Staff


Google today announced the new updates for its Google Glass, bringing more Now cards, voice commands for third-party services and video player controls. The update includes introduction of two new voice commands, “Post an update” and Take a note” while the video player now allows users to tap to play or pause or swipe to fast or rewind.

Here is the functionality included in the updated version:

  • Restaurants, hotels, events – Be reminded of dinner reservations, hotel bookings and concerts. You’ll see these reminders for places that sent you an email confirmation.
  • Movies – Find showtimes and movie information for nearby theaters.
  • Emergency alerts – Change your plans on the fly when severe thunderstorm or flash flood warnings are in effect.
  • Traffic – Get traffic conditions and alternate routes before you leave for work.
  • Weather – Know how to dress before stepping out the door.
  • Sports – See live scores for your favorite teams.
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