Google has released a software update for Google Glass. The update adds a new setup experience to make it easier to use Google Glass for the first time. It also adds the option to set “home” and “work” addresses to make it easier to ask for directions.
There is also a new voice commands including “ok glass, google my agenda” to display upcoming appointments and “ok glass, google what am I doing next week?” to display next week’s appointments.
A new “Start screencast” option in the notification drawer makes it easier to see on the phone what’s displayed on the Google Glass screen. The long press on the trackpad to search has been replaced with three slow taps to make it harder to accidentally trigger. Learn more in the release notes here.
Google has released a video about its Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA. They are attempting to use a D-Wave quantum computer to solve computing problems that cannot be solved using a conventional computer.
Google’s first project is using the quantum computer to create a better algorithm for Google Glass that can distinguish between winking and blinking.
Google has released an update for Google Glass. When paired with an Android phone, there is a new option to see public transit directions when navigating. Helpful information is displayed such as where to change trains, how far to walk to the bus stop and how long it should take to reach the destination. Learn more here.
Google has also partnered with Microsoft, Facebook and many others to launch the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), which aims to bring affordable Internet to areas of the world where Internet is unavailable or very expensive. Learn more on Google.org Blog here.