All You Wanted To Know About Google’s High-tech Eyewear “Google Glasses” – Details, Features & Images

Google finally revealed the details about the much-anticipated Google Glasses, putting an end to the mystery and speculations around this high-tech eye-wear from the web’s search giant.

Earlier this year, Google had released some interesting details around what you could do with Google Glasses when put to practical use, on their project website in the form of a YouTube video. At the same time, Google also had opened a program “Glass Explorers” under which a few people were able to show their interest in getting their hands onto Google Glass for $1,500 and be its first users.

On all these occasions, the only thing missing was the specs and technical details of Google Glass. Since then, blogs and websites have been writing about this latest revolutionary project with people speculating its features – until today!

Google Glasses - Details, Specs, Features and Images

So, in this article I am listing down all that you wanted to know about Google Glasses which comprises of Google Glasses Features, Specs and some images. Before I jump on to talk about the features of this latest product by Google, let’s first have a glimpse at What “Google Glass Project.”

What is Google Glass?

Google Glass is a wearable high-tech eye-wear developed by the Web giant Google in the Project Glass. Google Glass displays information on-demand in a smartphone-like hands-free format that enables the user to interact with the internet using simple voice commands.

It is powered by Android (obviously!) and currently, authorized for use in the United States.

What You Can Do With Google Glasses?

Although, it might be a little harder to hear Glass or use voice input commands in noisy areas, and to see the Glass screen in bright sunlight, there is still a lot you can do with Google Glass – well, if you are convinced that you really need it!

Below are examples of simple voice commands you can use to interact with the internet via Google Glass.

Say “take a picture” to take a picture.

Record what you see. Hands-free.

Even share what you see. Live.

Directions right in front of you.

Speak to send a message.

Ask whatever’s on your mind – Google it.

Translate your voice.

More Info here.

How It Feels Through Google Glass

As I mentioned Google had last a Video showing how it actually feels when you see the world through Glass. Here is that video footage captured through Glass.

Now that you know a bit about what Google Glass is, let’s jump on to the main topic which this post is all about – Google Glass details, features and images.

Make & Fit

As claimed on the Google Glass Info page, although Glass is robust, stable and built to fit into your life, you might break it if you don’t handle it with care.

It comes with adjustable nose-pads (extra nose-pads in two sizes are also included) and comes with a durable frame and you can bend it to fit your face. You can also move the display hinge until you can see the whole screen.

Display Screen Resolution

Google Glasses comes with a high-resolution display which is equivalent to 25 inch HD screen viewed from an 8 feet distance.

Camera & Audio

The camera featured on Google Goggles is 5MP for photos. For Video, it comes with sensor capable of recording at 720p.

For audio, Glasses is using Bone Conduction Transducer.

Memory & Connectivity

It has got internal storage of 16GB out of which 12GB can be used by user, synced with Google cloud storage.

Connectivity: Wifi – 802.11b/g and Bluetooth

Battery Life

Google Glass will last one full day for a typical use. Some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive and battery life will vary according to your use.


It is compatible with any Bluetooth-capable phone. The MyGlass companion enables GPS and SMS messaging which requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher – it can be setup from the Google PLAY Site (Download Link).

Color Range

Google Glasses come in a different range of colors to suit your style – Charcoal, Tangerine, Shale, Cotton, Sky.

Google Glasses Color Range

Included in the Box

  • Google Glasses
  • Extra nose-pads in two sizes
  • Pouch
  • Micro USB cable and charger (use the included charger and preserve long and prosperous Glass use)

Google Glasses Availability & Price

Although Google has released the detailed specs of the device and also launched Google Glass Tech Specs and FAQs page, the only thing which is not disclosed by Google at the moment is the launch date and pricing of Google Glass device. We would have to wait and watch when Google does that!


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I have tried to cover all the details about Google’s Project Glass. But, if you are still hungry for more, you can follow this link to check out Project Glass website.

So, what do you think about Google Glasses? Excited?

Want Google Reader to Stay? Sign this Petition!

As you would already know by now, Google is going to officially kill “Google Reader” – it’s popular RSS news aggregation service – starting July 1, 2013. This also means all your third-party feed reader apps like FeedDemon, NetNewsWire, Reeder, Pulp and many more, which rely on Google’s RSS service will also be buried along with Google Reader.

RIP Google Reader

You are now left with no choice but to start looking for Google Reader alternatives or shift to apps like Feedly, Flipboard or Currents.

From Google’s official announcement,

We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader.

There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.

As you can see, the main reason for closing down reader (as per Google!) is the decline in its usage over the years. I really wonder if Orkut’s usage hasn’t declined till now?? Google!? 😉

The decline in Reader’s usage can be attributed to the increased use of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, both to stay updated with the news and also to connect with a community of like-minded people!

If you rely on Google Reader (and related products) to access your favourite RSS feeds, and don’t want to see it go, you can sign this petition at, protesting against Google’s move to shut down Google Reader. This petition has already crossed the 120,000 mark for supporter’s signatures.

Will Google listen to the moans of Reader users? What do you think?

Recovering From A Google Penguin Attack

It’s tough but it can be done. I have known many blog and website owners simply giving up after the Google Penguin attack. Panda was bearable in comparison. This post is about how you can survive and recover from this massive web-cardiac failure.

Google Penguin Update - Web Spam Algorithm

Cleaning up your act

Google Penguin is about spammy stuff – both content and inbound links. Recently, a friend of mine had to undergo the surgical operation of cutting out spammy content. Let me tell you that it’s painful. In some cases you have to rebuild the entire lot.

To begin with, it’s necessary to understand what spammy actually means. But here lies the paradox. No one really knows what’s spammy. Is putting your keyword in title spammy? If the keyword is both in web page and title, does it mean spammy? No one really knows and therefore it’s better to tread on the cautious side.

This means drumming down your SEO to a level that it’s no longer SEO – it’s pure content. Don’t ask me what happens to keyword density and stuff we have been learning till now. Simply forget the past and unlearn quickly. Read this article to find out if your site has been hit by Google web spam algorithm update.

Delink all your spammy backlinks

This is easier said than done. I have tried this and let me assure you that it’s almost impossible to get rid of backlinks. I tried writing to the website and blog owners, begging them to remove my blog from their hugely popular sites but to no avail. What do these guys gain anyway? Nothing.

Meanwhile there are rumors floating around that creating dubious backlinks for your competitors has been an SEO strategy. Simply put a few backlinks of your closest competitors and watch them sink down the search pages. Frankly what can you do if someone else adds backlinks of your blog on spammy  sites?

There is nothing stopping anyone from doing it.

But there are some things you can do about bad backlinks. First of all, you must get out of directories and article submission sites. They are the most dangerous as far as Google Penguin is concerned. Even this can prove to be tough but can be done. For someone starting a new blog, it would be advisable to avoid directories totally.

In our hurry to start hitting the first page of Google search results we forget one cardinal principle – nothing happens in a jiffy. A fruit has to come from a flower and this takes time. Don’t rush things. Even if you are planting backlinks, do it at a reasonable pace. Don’t put a hundred backlinks in a month. You are putting out red flag for Google.

Got very serious? Never mind, check out this funny take on Hitler’s reaction to Google Penguin.


Google Penguin carries a mean bite. Once you get bitten, you are mauled. Recovering from its dreaded bite is tough and a long process. It takes time and effort to get back on your feet.  But it has been done and you too can do it. Best of luck!

This is a guest post by Victor. Victor is an avid blogger and likes to talk about blogging,  SEO and other related issues.

Hitler Reacts on Google Penguin Update

As you already know, Google’s webspam algorithm code-named Penguin went live on 24th April, 2012 which affects 3% search results around the world.

Google Penguin Update - Web Spam Algorithm

The latest algorithm was not pleasant for everyone and all of those affected are complaining about it in Webmaster forums.

Briefly, the Google Penguin update penalises the websites who have done SEO over optimization on their website. As this is called the web spam algorithm update by Google, if you have done excess back linking for your website / blog and majority of them are from low authority websites, you are likely to have been a victim of Penguin update.

Starting from Panda back in Feb 2011, the Google’s algorithm updates have been spreading panic among the blogging community changing the way how SEO is done. Google’s updates have even given the big names a run for their money with some of them even losing 50-60% of the organic traffic overnight.

Finally, the Google’s latest algorithm update Penguin has affected Adolf Hitler’s websites and here is a take on his reaction to this whole fiasco.

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Is Your Site Hit By Google Web Spam Algorithm – Penguin Update?

Google is out with its new “web spam algorithm” code-named Penguin Update and the bloggers throughout the world are facing the consequences. I was however not much aware of this algorithm and its effects on our blogs and so googled about it. I would like to share with my friends what I got to know about it.

Google WebSpam Algorithm Penguin Update

I basically had three questions running in my mind when I started googling about this new algorithm update by Google.

  1. What is this new algorithm Penguin update all about?
  2. How will it affect my blog?
  3. What Should I do to recover from Penguin Update Affect ?

Google Algorithm

When we want to search for a particular thing on any of the search engines, we put the closely related keywords on the search tab. The search engines then show the results according to the page rank given to the websites. The websites with higher page rank will appear in the top results. The search engine ranks the websites on a set algorithm which is based on the placement of keywords in the content, quality of content and the backlinks for the website. More the quality backlinks, higher is the page rank.

People use search engine like Google, Bing, and Yahoo to search for a particular data for which they put keywords closely related to that data. Search engine show results according to the rank given to the sites which they assign on the basis of numerous aspects such as keywords, backlinks (quality and quantity) and of course the quality of content. More the keywords and quality backlinks are, higher is the rank of the website and higher are the chances of it appearing on the front page of search results.

Algorithm is a mathematical program or database which is used to rank the websites and when there is an update in this program it definitely brings some good or bad to the websites.

What is Penguin Update and Its Affect?

There are over 366,000,000 websites spread on internet and everyone is trying hard to stay on the top. Bloggers apply many tips and tricks to get more and more traffic to their websites and these tips and tricks include getting more of the backlinks. Google terms excess of this activity as Spamming and the new Penguin update is all about spamming links. The websites and blogs having more of the backlinks and are doing excessive SEO are the first ones to be affected by this new Penguin Update. Google will now remove the websites leaving more of the spam links over internet to get traffic. I guess the people having online marketing websites will be affected the most as they have numerous back links.

Affect Of Penguin Update on Blogs

  • Google is on its mission to clean the junk content from internet. The websites offering useless content are the first ones to get affected.
  • Ranking of the websites will drop down drastically if there are more of spam links or if excessive SEO is done. [Also Read: Five Typical SEO Misconceptions]
  • Good and useful websites may get a higher rank with this update.
  • Organic search results will improve for the websites having original and useful content.
  • Keyword stuffed content will have no place in search engine results.

What Should I do to recover from Penguin Update Affect?

If you are among one of the millions of websites affected by Google Web Spam Algorithm Penguin Update, you can follow these steps to recover from the Penguin Update.

  • Avoid Keyword Stuffing: If you are stuffing the keywords in your content to bring more traffic on your website, you need to stop doing that. You will notice a high drop in your traffic. Do not use a keyword more than 4-5 times in a page. Do not stuff irrelevant keywords in the content just to bring traffic. Keywords must go well with the context of your content and should be rightly placed.
  • Link building: As we all know, Google analyses a site on the basis of back links. More are the good quality back links in your website, better are the chances of getting it on search engine result pages. When more sites link back to your website, Google authority views it more. The basic concept of Penguin Update is that website having irrelevant and spam back links it will go down page rank and will vanish away from the search engine results. Quality links are preferred over the quantity of back links.
  • Duplicate Content: The websites having copied or duplicate content are to suffer the most after this penguin update. You can however never get good ranking in search engine if you are promoting the copied and plagiarized content. Remove copied content and post great and original content if you want to recover from Google’s Penguin Update.

I hope that all this information about Penguin Update has helped you and you will take preventive actions to get away from the Google radar. If you still feel that your site is hit wrongly by the Penguin Update you can get in touch with the officials through the Penguin Feedback Forum.

Google Drive and Its Comparison With DropBox, SkyDrive, Box.Net & SugarSync

After being in rumours for almost 5 years, Google officially launched Google Drive – its cloud sharing and data storage service. The service went public last week and you can now share and store documents, videos, photos, PDFs, Google docs and many other files with this new and innovative cloud sharing service from Google.

Google Drive vs Dropbox vs SkyDrive vs SugarSync vs BoxGoogle Drive offers a 5 GB data storage space and allows you to store files on Google’s servers. You can even purchase more storage space, if required. Google drive offers 25 GB for $2.50 per month and 100 GB for $5 per month and you can access Google Drive service from the Mac, PC and Android based devices.

You can sync any of your files stored on your Windows desktop, Mac based system or Android based system to the Google Servers. All you need to do is to download the Google Drive on your system and set up a specific folder where you want the files to be synchronized. When you put any doc file, photo or a video in the drive it will automatically get synchronized in your set folder.

I don’t think I need to tell you that Google Drive is not the only cloud sharing service. In fact it has many well established competitors such as SkyDrive, Dropbox, SugarSync, Box, and many more. If you are wondering about switching your cloud service from any of these to the all new Google Drive, I can help you with that. Below is a quick comparison of Google Drive Cloud Storage / Sharing service and the other services.

Google Drive vs DropBox vs SkyDrive vs Box vs SugarSync


Dropbox Cloud Sharing Service

Dropbox is one of the most famous and commonly used cloud sharing service these days. It was launched three years ago and has been used by millions of users since its inception. Dropbox is being used both by individual users as well as the business houses. It offers 2GB free storage to the registered users. The users can access the stored files from anywhere and through any of their devices running on BlackBerry, iOS, Android, or PC/Mac/Linux platform.

The company has recently added a new feature of public link which allows you to create a public link. This link can then be shared with other users. The best part about Dropbox which makes it even more popular, is, that the developers can create applications using the great API feature. Another most liked feature of Dropbox is the PIN based security.

The upload limit for a single file in Dropbox is 2 GB. The only thing where Dropbox lacks from Google Drive is the cost of extra space. It offers 50 GB at the price of $10 per month and 100 GB at $ 240 whereas Google Drive costs pretty less at 100 GB for $5.


SkyDrive Online Storage Service

SkyDrive is the cloud storage service from Microsoft. A recent update by the company states that the users of SkyDrive can upgrade the 7GB storage to 25 GB space. SkyDrive can also be downloaded and used though any device running on iOS, Windows Phone, Mac and PC. The big advantage of this cloud sharing service is that it is integrated into Microsoft Office Suite.

One more popular feature of SkyDrive is that the users can access the files even in a linked computer. SkyDrive provides extra space storage at rates lesser than Google Drive and obviously very high storage than Dropbox. It offers 100 GB free space at $50 per year for which Google Drive charges $60. The only glitch about SkyDrive is that only the operating systems Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 can make best out of its service integration.


Box Online Storage Service

The Box actually does not stand in the competition of the Cloud Sharing services. We can call it an underdog in this aspect. The Box recently announced the 50 GB free space for the lifetime users using it on Android devices, however it provides 5 GB free storage to the regular users similar to Dropbox and Google Drive. Box is actually lagging far behind the other cloud storage services and the worst part about it the bad folder management.

The uploading interface of Box is also not impressive. Box allows just 100 MB size limit for the upload file which is too less as compared to the other services. Box is currently accessible on devices running on BlackBerry, iOS, Android, Mac, Web OS and PC.


SugarSync Online Storage Service

SugarSync also offers the starting 5GB free storage to registered users. It offers a Magic Briefcase service which is not available in other such services. This Magic Briefcase syncs all the files in the linked devices. SugarSync however not have the drag and drop option in its file manager option.

SugarSync is accessible on devices running on Symbian, BlackBerry, and iOS, Android, Mac and Windows. The major advantage of this service is the multi-platform presence. You can purchase extra free space on SugarSync. It offers 30 GB at $60 per year and 100 GB at $180 per year.

This was a quick comparison between Google Drive and some of the leading players in the cloud sharing segment; I might have missed some points but this should help you in deciding upon which is the best service for you. I would be happy if you guys add on any major difference you feel in these cloud sharing services. If you ask me, I would say that Google Drive is best in terms of pricing and also looks futuristic.

So, which service suite you better, are you going to make the switch to Google Drive?

Cube – Explore Your World With A Game About Google Maps

Here comes another interesting game, once again from Google. This time in the form of a cube, which is a game about Google Maps. Seems like Google is getting quite interested in the gaming segment lately. Yesterday, we wrote about the Zerg Rush Easter Egg from Google which allows you to show your gaming skills within the Google Search Engine window and today, Google revealed a fun and time killing game – Cube.

Gamified Google Maps - Cube

Google released a teaser video about this game back in January which promised that the game is going to be launched in February 2012. Feb passed by and there was no news about Cube being launched. It was launched only yesterday rather silently at

Cube is basically exactly like a classic game of Labyrinth – instead of guiding a ball through a wooden maze, you guide the blue ball (the blue marker in Google Maps) through a small section of Google maps using your cursor. And, unlike Labyrinth, its surprisingly addictive and you get a chance to roll a marble through the greatest cities on earth.

The game is quite addictive and could be your favourite way to pass time when your boss is not around. I have played it quite a few times today and I must say, it is quite interesting which you can play from anywhere as long as you have got internet connection. Cube game about Google Maps does not need you install anything on your computer.

In total, there are eight levels in Cube, which covers different cities and locations around the world. Each of these levels encourages you to take advantage of Google Map’s features to find the most optimal route.

The Cube Game for Google Maps starts with a basic level and then becomes a bit complex as you proceed. My favourite levels are level 7 and level 8. In Level 7, you can go indoors and need to find your way through the Mall of America and collect all of the Google Offers on each of the four floors.

On Level 8, the difficulty level increases where your knowledge of the previous levels helps to find your fastest route to your objective in the ever changing cubic city. Level 8 mashes the cities together, Rubik’s Cube-style.

Levels for Cube - Game about Google Maps

Your progress is also timed, giving you a totally valid excuse to play it again and again as you challenge your friends. I have played it a couple of times since morning and my best score has been timed at 05:54 minutes whereas the best score for Cube at the time of writing this is 02:45 minutes .

Cube Score - Game about Google Maps

Have you tried the gamified Google maps? If you haven’t point your browsers now to Google Maps Cube and have fun!

[Cube, via Mashable]

Have Some Fun With Google Easter Egg “Zerg Rush”

Google, the search engine giant has come up with another Easter Egg “Zerg Rush” which is a treat for all the StarCraft fans. Go to the Google Search Engine and type ‘Zerg Rush’ (without the quotes) and hit enter to watch the ‘O’s appear and eat up all your search results.


If you haven’t heard of Google Easter eggs, they are the hidden treats left by the Google coders to make searching a little more interesting. This is not the first time we have seen one – you might have tried some of the well known Easter eggs like “Tilt,” “Binary” or “Do a Barrel Roll” before. (If you have not, you can still point your browsers to Google and try them now by simply typing this in the Search bar.)

The Zerg Rush easter egg from Google is based on the famous game StarCraft, in which a Zerg player uses the Zergling rush.  As soon as you type the string in the Google SE search bar, O’s will start crawling on the screen which will start eating your search results. You can fight back to stop the evil O’s by clicking on them for which you get points. When you are finished with the same, you are presented with G.G. which means Good Game. You can also share your results to Google Plus.

Zerg Rush - Google Easter Egg

What do you think about the Easter eggs from Google. Do try the Zerg Rush Easter Egg if you haven’t tried it already – it is something which you would expect in your search results. 🙂

Google Drive Finally Launched – Offers 5GB Free Online Storage

After being in rumours for almost 5 years, Google finally launched its online cloud storage service, Google Drive. The service was announced to be available to the public at the Google’s official blog. Google Drive comes with 5GB of free online storage with loads of features. Just to let you know, Google Drive is not the first of its kind and it already has competition from some majors in this field – Dropbox, iCloud, Microsoft’s Skydrive and LogMeIn’s Cubby to name a few. It comes with 5GB of free online space to start with and you can of course buy more space at an additional price.

With the launch Google Drive, Google also has jumped into the lucrative business of online cloud storage and with more and more people getting very particular about protecting their personal data, this seems to be a safe bet.

Here is a quick comparison of Google Drive with DropBox, SkyDrive, Box.Net & SugarSync which will help you decide the best option for you.

Google Drive Launched

As Google drive has been in the rumours for more than 5 years now, announcing the service on its blog, Google joked about its new product comparing it to the Loch Ness monster, and confirmed that unlike the mythical creature, Drive actually does exist. Below is an excerpt from Google blog.

Just like the Loch Ness Monster, you may have heard the rumors about Google Drive. It turns out, one of the two actually does exist.

Today, we’re introducing Google Drive—a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond.

As I mentioned Drive comes with 5GB free space which is enough to store the high-resolution photos of your recent trip, scanned copies of your important documents and still you would be left with some space. Still, if 5GB is not enough for you, Drive comes with an option to upgrade to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB.

Check out the below video for Intro to Google Drive:

What do you think about the cloud sharing service from Google – how well is it going to compete with the other players in the market?

Are you going to make the move to Google Drive?

Google Drive Cloud Sharing Service to be Launched Next Week

[Update]Google Drive Online Cloud Storage service has been launched.

Google is going to launch its much anticipated cloud storage service, Google Drive next week. As reported by TheNextWeb, Google Drive will be available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android and will be free. It comes with 5GB free online storage and of course, you will be able to buy more space at an additional price. The 5GB free space that Google Drive comes with, is more than the 2GB free space that Dropbox comes with.

Below is what a Google Drive Screenshot tipped by TalkAndroid says:

Google Drive for Windows – Access files on your computer from anywhere

It’s free and installs in seconds

All your files – everywhere

Put files in Google Drive and you can access them on your desktop, mobile phone, or tablet and

Always up to date

Make changes to a file in one place and it automatically updates everywhere.

5GB of free space

You get 5GB from the start and you can upgrade to get more space at any time.

Google Drive

Online Cloud Storage is a lucrative business and the big shots are getting into this as early as possible as file storage has become a way for the web service companies to retain users – remember Facebook’s interest in buying out Instagram for a whopping $1 billion?

And, with people starting to understand  the importance of backing up and storing data, this is a niche worth investing in. I use Apple iCloud (to backup my photos via photostream) and Dropbox (for my docs) and they are a lifesaver at times making all my important docs and photos backed up and available from anywhere and on any device I use.

All these Online cloud storage companies are beginning to come out with cloud-based apps which enable me to have instant access to my online stuff.

Recently, LogMeIn launched their cloud sharing service, Cubby. With Google Drive joining the league, they will be directly competing with Amazon Cloud, Apple iCloud,, Dropbox, Microsoft SkyDrive, and other online storage services. But its main competition is going to be with Dropbox and we will have to wait and watch what Dropbox does to retain its users – maybe they increase the free storage to 5GB 😉 or something of that sort. With competition growing in this sector, users are also getting benefitted with every service trying to prove its edge over the other.

Google Drive online storage service will be hosted at (currently not accessible). So, do check it out once it is announced to be live. We will keep you updated when it becomes available and will also be posting details about the service.

What do you think about Online Storage services and which one do you use and why?