Optimizing an Engine for Glass article Optimization engineers have been around since the dawn of the computing age, but today they’re in the spotlight thanks to Google’s latest announcement.
The company says that it has optimized Glass’s performance by roughly 80 percent and is “the fastest and most powerful app we’ve ever created.”
In addition to improving Glass’s visuals, the new software includes new functionality for the user’s eyes, including “facial recognition” that uses the user to select a face.
It also enables the user in a pinch to tap the camera lens, or use a stylus to create a drawing with a single finger.
Glass’s hardware also gets a major overhaul, with Google saying it will make Glass lighter by using less energy.
It’ll also now use battery power from its servers instead of the batteries in the glasses itself.
The new software, which is available to download from Google’s site now, adds a new option to the app settings menu called “Enable hardware optimization,” allowing users to disable Glass’s hardware optimization in order to keep its battery life up.
Google has also updated its Glass app for iOS, updating the settings to indicate that “Glass will not use battery data to perform GPU work.”
Glass is currently priced at $1,999, and Glass owners can purchase a pair of glasses with the app’s “Enhanced Performance” option, which allows them to use the camera’s autofocus for a higher performance.