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By Tom Leonard
..They look like something you’d see at a Star Trek convention, perhaps worn with a pair of fake pointy ears.
And that’s entirely fitting, given that these high-tech specs are about to propel us into a sci-fi future few could have envisaged a decade ago.
Google Glass has had the tech world giddy with excitement since it was unveiled nearly a year ago.
Last week, at the South By Southwest technology convention in Austin, Texas, a Google designer gave the first demonstration to a rapt audience.
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This remarkable new innovation represents the advance guard of what Silicon Valley is banking on being the next great step in our addiction to the internet: ‘wearable computing’.
Apple and Samsung are working on smart watches, Google is developing talking shoes, but nothing compares to these head-mounted ‘glasses’ that can shoot video footage, search the internet or send an email, all at the command of their wearer’s voice.
To look at, they are nothing special, certainly rather nerdy, but put them on and you are immersed in what the experts like to call ‘augmented reality’.
A Samsung employee displays the Samsung Galaxy S IV for a photo March 14, 2013 in New York City.Samsung unveiled its latest smartphone at the iconic Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Thursday, with software features that could be a game changer for the electronics giant.
The launch of the flagship Galaxy S4 is not significantly different design-wise from its predecessor, the Galaxy S3, but its new software sets the bar high for rival Apple to beat.
One new function is called ‘Air Gesture,’ which allows users to navigate their phone without actually touching the device.
The phone also features a function called Samsung ‘Smart Scroll’, which enables users to scroll without touching the screen. It tracks the users’ face to tell where they are looking.