Google showcases Project Glass tech at SXSW

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Google showcased a number of Project Glass apps this week South by South West (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

Senior Google exec Timothy Jordan was at the conference, demonstrating how the glasses were fully capable of emailing, snapping photos, running a New York Times app, using Skitch, updating Google+ and executing a search.

"With these input options - voice, touch on the side, and some basic head gestures - I can control Glass in about any situation," Jordan told the audience.

"As I'm wearing Glass, I still want to be able to connect with you and make eye contact. I also don't want anything to get in the way of what I'm doing. But we want Glass in our field of vision so all I have to do is look up quickly and there's the screen - suspended just over the wearer's right eye."

In other Project Glass related news, Google has confirmed that the design is modular, so users can add frames and lenses that match their prescriptions.

"We understand how important this is and we've been working hard on it," the Glass team wrote in a recent Google+ post.

"We're still perfecting the design for prescription frames. Although the frames won't be ready for the Explorer Edition's release, hang in there - you can expect to see them later this year."