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Google Glass eyewear lets winking snap pictures

Published on Dec 18, 2013 12:18 PM
 
A man wears a pair of Google glasses as he stands at Madrid's Puerta del Sol square, on Dec 14, 2013. Google Glass on Tuesday announced updates to the software in its Internet-linked eyewear to allow users to snap pictures by winking. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Google Glass on Tuesday announced updates to the software in its Internet-linked eyewear to allow users to snap pictures by winking. The new feature, which promises to escalate privacy concerns already being voiced about the high-tech gadget, came as one of an array of improvements.

"We've got a new setting that lets you quickly and easily capture the moments you care about with a simple wink of the eye," Google Glass posted on its Google+ social network page. "We're starting with pictures, but just think about what else is possible."

Notions put forth included Glass wearers someday paying for cab rides by winking at metres or buying something in a shop with a blink. Updates included letting owners lock eyewear so it can't be used unless a person knows the right "handshake" of swipes and taps.

The "Glassware" code powering the eyewear was also modified to upload video directly to Google-owned video-sharing venue YouTube.

 
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