Google Glass isn’t available to the public yet, but with each update, it seems one step closer, and this month’s update to Google’s reality augmenting headset is a big one. This month, those lucky Glass Explorers get access to Google Now’s cards, activated with a backwards swipe on the touchpad. We all know how Google Now works by now, and the cards specifically called out by Google as having been added to Glass are:
- Restaurants, hotels, events;
- Emergency alerts;
- Weather, and
In addition, Glass’ main menu will now accept voice commands like ‘take a note’, which activates Evernote, and ‘post an update’, which will open in Path. These two applications are early adopters, and developers are free to hook into this functionality in their own applications.
Video playback has now been updated with seek functionality, so if you’re looking for that specific moment in a cat video montage, you can simply tap to play/pause, or swipe to fast forward or rewind.