Google Glass update lets users wink to take photos

Google has released an update to its Google Glass techno goggles that allows users to take photographs by simply winking.

The company says that the new feature for their headgear was faster than pressing a camera button or using voice activation. It also works even when the display is off.

The firm announced the new update in a blogpost which highlighted the potential capabilities of the wink. “Imagine a day where you’re riding in the back of a cab and you just wink at the meter to pay,” the firm said.

“You wink at a pair of shoes in a shop window and your size is shipped to your door. You wink at a cookbook recipe and the instructions appear right in front of you - hands-free, no mess, no fuss.”

The new feature will escalate privacy concerns which have plagued the technology since its launch.

The update, named version XE12, also adds a screen lock feature and the ability to upload and share videos on YouTube.

A limited number of developers and “explorers”, who paid $1,500 each currently have access to Google Glass. No official launch date for the technology has been announced, but speculation is focused on early 2014.

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