Tech News of The Week : Apr 8 | Web-Based Digital Glasses by Google, LG voice control with Magic Remote

The experimental “augmented reality” glasses by Google can snap photos, initiate videochats

Web-based digital glasses, Project Glass
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Web-Based Digital Glasses by Google is a pair of thin wraparound shades that puts the company’s Web services in your face. The experimental “augmented reality” glasses – from the team that is developing self-driven cars – can take photos, initiate videochats and display directions at the sound of a user’s voice. The prototype digital glasses, unveiled on Google+ social network last week, are still being tested and not available in stores.

LG voice control with Magic Remote coming this April

For sometime now, there has been news about Apple’s plans of launching a Siri-enabled television. This television set, unlike their Apple TV set top box will be an integrated HDTV that is controlled using Apple’s voice assistant software. However, as per a YouTube video released by LG, they have demonstrated their very own HDTV using the Voice Control technology. As per a report by Slash Gear, LG have recently introduced their Voice Control technology that will feature in their current line of Smart TVs by using their Magic Remote. Check out the YouTube video for more.

Launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 pushed back to end April

A few days before the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona kicked off; Samsung previewed just one of the two tablets from their new Galaxy Tab 2 series. During the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 in Barcelona, these low cost tablets were to land on stores by March, which did not happen. As per a report by Computerworld, the reason Samsung has still not launched these tablets is due to Samsung’s implementation of Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich on the tablets. Samsung has indicated that these tabs will be up for grabs by end of April.

Upcoming Micromax feature phone to have a solar panel

With their tag line, ‘Nothing like Anything,’ Micromax in the past have launched a range of handsets with cool features, such as dual SIM capabilities, above average battery life and other interesting attributes. As per an exclusive report by The Mobile Indian, it appears that Micromax is going to introduce a yet unnamed handset with a solar panel. According to the report, Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Micromax has stated, “We have been at the forefront of innovation. We were the first to launch long battery life phones, dual SIM phones and many more. Our next innovation is to get rid of the mobile phone charger by including a solar panel in our next phone. This solar charger will top up the charge in 3 hours to support 1.5 hours of talktime.

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