My two favorite technology products of 2013 were both from Google: Glass and Chromecast. A Glass Development team, Byte an Atom, has brought the two together in what I believe is the next advancement in Glassware. Their Glass app, LynxFit, is an amazing Glassware that helps motivate users to work out by providing notifications and reminders, as well as training programs, directly on Glass. Their newest feature allows Glass Explorers to cast their workouts to their television using Chromecast.
I picked up my Glass on Thursday, and as I was taking the train back to my parent’s house in Boston I noticed the Moon out the window. Being a space geek it struck me that 44 years ago the Apollo 11 crew was midway in their journey from the Earth to the Moon using computers that run like a snail compared to Google Glass (The Apollo Guidance Computer ran at 1.024 MHz).
Being hands-free with Google Glass is even cooler now that Twitter is on board, too. Twitter to Google Glass will make it easier for you to share pictures and connect with people. When you share a pic, Twitter will automatically add “Just shared a photo #throughglass” in the tweet. That’s at least 33 characters, FYI.
In the news business, you often win just for being first, and CNN seems to be first on the efforts to bring the Google Glass audience to its product. You can now get news alerts on Glass, just by authorizing CNN to send the info to your device. Once that’s done, you can manage your settings.