AR Patent Shares Google Glass Possibilities: Control Garage Door, Appliances & More

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  1. dgstorm

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    An intriguing new patent was filed by Google related to their Project Glass/Google Goggles that shows off several new possibile uses for the device. It uses augmented reality to wirelessly interact with your home devices like your garage door or refrigerator. Using a variety of connectivity options like visual identification, RFID/NFC, Bluetooth and/or QR codes, your Google Glass will be able to recognize your home devices and project an augmented reality drop-down control overlay in which you can control the devices remotely using voice commands. Another possibility is leaving virtual notes/reminders on the Fridge for yourself or other family members.

    Although some folks dismiss Google Glass as a gimmicky tech toy, the versatility and usability of the device is finally starting to take shape. Perhaps it really could be the next disruptive consumer tool. Before touch-screen smartphones were released there were quite a few who dismissed that idea as well. Now look how far they have come. Sometimes, the most bizarre ideas end up becoming the next "must-have" consumer product. Maybe devices like Google Glass are simply the gateway toward the next evolution of tech in which AR voice commands take over and touch-based interfaces fall away.

    Share your ideas.

    Source: Engadget
     
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    That's pretty slick!
     
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    Indeed. Maybe Google Glass won't be the "it" product but it certainly seems to be the gateway to the next evolution of tech.
     
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    Absolutely. The potential for tech interaction between products is pretty incredible. It will be a very interesting next 50 years!
     

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