So you are hoping that someone with a pair of Google Glass might actually be careless enough to lose this unique and I would go so far out on a limb to say that it is highly sought after, too, pair of technologically advanced glasses. This wearable Android-based computer will be able to let you control it to a certain extent by talking to it, but with just a few thousand Google Glass units out in the masses at this point in time, not to mention a $1,500 sticker price tag, they are not too common. What if you want to give the Google Glass apps a go? Fret not, Reddit user zhuowei has performed his fair share of modifications on a few Google Gass apps so that they can now run on on a Nexus 7 tablet, with the possibility of functioning on other devices as well.
Known as Glass Home, it is more or less an alternative to the default Android app launcher. Whenever you use it as your home screen, it will rely on your tablet’s microphone to listen to your voice instructions. Kicking off an action is as simple as saying, “OK Glass,” where the app will subsequently suggest a fair number of options including snapping a photo, recording a video, or even getting some directions. Will it play nice on the rumored next generation Nexus 7 as well?
Seen at: liliputing
Mention Qualcomm and what would most of you think of right away? Chances are it would be chipsets, especially those that keep a fair number of smartphones around the world up and running. Having said that, here we are with something that is far different from processors, and will deal with displays instead. Surely the name Mirasol has flitted across your screen before, being Qualcomm’s reflective display technology that once again, has made an appearance in the form of proof-of-concepts at the SID Display Week.
Among those Mirasol displays that were on parade include a previously announced 1.5” panel which was embedded on the top of an “always-on” smartphone, in addition to the face of a yet unknown smartwatch, as you can see above. Do bear in mind that these are but mockups at this point in time, although the Mirasol display ought to make an appearance in select third-party devices sometime down the road. The next generation 5.1” display, however, is the one that takes the cake with a stunning 2,560 x 1,440 (577 ppi) resolution, where your eyes are treated to crisp images. Too bad it will take a few more years down the road for anything mainstream to come out of this.
Seen at: engadget