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Is Microsoft Cooking Something to Go Against the Google Glass ?

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Everyone has heard about Google Glass, the wearable computer that can be slipped on like a pair of glasses, though it is much more than mere glasses. Undoubtedly the first of its kind, it comes with builtin navigation software that helps you with directions while driving, biking or even walking. It appears that the software giant Microsoft has been mulling over giving a fitting reply for Google Glass and has been working silently behind the scenes. However, since Google will start shipping only towards the end of 2013, Microsoft seems to have enough time to come up with an answer that makes great sense. The eye-level piece of hardware from Microsoft is expected to rival Google Glass.


It is logical to think that Microsoft will come with a product that will be compatible with Windows Phone system, given that Google Glass has already announced that their product will accommodate Android devices as well as Apple’s iPhones. Additionally, Microsoft’s proposed product is expected to have several innovative features that only the software giant can think of. The common features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS should figure in both Google Glass and Microsoft’s yet to be named product.
However, what additional features both will be able to add is what will make all the difference.

One would imagine that other features like browsing the Internet and other small tasks that can be accomplished through voice commands should also be present in both the products. Additionally, calling features, being able to send text messages are basic features that should be pretty easy to include. Not to mention the ubiquitous camera, that figures in most basic models of mobile phones today, should also figure in Google Glass and Microsoft’s eye opener. However, there is enough time to think about all that and more as Google should easily take another 6 months or so to perfect the concept that they are still working on.

Microsoft will certainly focus on eyewear that needs to be compatible with other Microsoft systems, as that is their base. One cannot rule out a lot of experimentation and innovation by the team of researchers dedicated to the task of bringing out a product that Microsoft believes will have all eyes open and gaping. Whoever takes the lead with additional features will win the race; of course the price too will be a major consideration. Both the parties have not reached a stage where they have given a thought about pricing, and no one has the vaguest clue about this aspect.

From what can be gleaned from the grapevine, the wearable version of Windows 8 is what is expected. Additionally, the feature based on motion-tracking technology called Microsoft Visor will be found in the new product, thanks to Kinect. User’s eyes will be tracked through micro-lasers with infrared capabilities. This feature will work in tandem with commands that are received through the visor.
Additionally, the tiny HD cameras within, provide for shooting videos and snapping pictures, while zooming in can be done discreetly without the subject having an inkling about what is happening. Not that the others around you will be totally unaware of what you are up to. Discretion is required by the users of both the eye-wear products that are to be launched by end 2013.

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