Menu
Google Glass update lets users keep track of World Cup scores

Google Glass update lets users keep track of World Cup scores

Google is also making it easier for users to share photographs and keep track of where they parked

Google is getting on the soccer World Cup bandwagon with a Glass update that lets users keep track of the tournament.

Owners of the wearable computer will be able to follow the tournament closely by setting up notifications on Google Now, the company's personal assistant app. Updates about upcoming matches, matches in progress, finished matches and group standings will all be visible, Google said in a post on the Glass community website.

In addition, the update makes it easier to share photographs. Pictures taken with Glass will instantly show up on users' Android phone when they open the MyGlass app. They can then tap on the image and share it via applications such as Instagram, Facebook and VSCO.

The MyGlass app is used to configure and manage Glass devices. The app is only available for Android-based smartphones and tablets, but Google said it's working on an iOS version.

The update also lets users find their parking spot and get notifications when their packages ship or are delivered, again using Google Now. Users with the latest version of the MyGlass app will get a notification when the battery level drops below 20 percent.

Google has recently stepped up its Glass efforts. Last month the product became generally available for US$1,500. Google has also hired fashion executive Ivy Ross to head the project and help the company overcome privacy fears and social awkwardness related to Glass.

The World Cup in Brazil starts on Thursday with the host nation playing Croatia.

Send news tips and comments to mikael_ricknas@idg.com


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Googleconsumer electronicsaccessoriesAndroid OS

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Reseller News honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand channel at the 2018 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards honoured standout individuals across seven categories, spanning Entrepreneur; Innovation; Rising Star; Shining Star; Community; Technical and Achievement.

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel
Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Microsoft honoured leading partners across the channel following a year of customer innovation and market growth in New Zealand. The 2018 Microsoft Partner Awards recognised excellence within the context of the end-user, spanning a host of emerging and established providers.

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners
Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Introducing the Reseller News Innovation Awards, launched to the channel at the 2018 Judges’ Lunch in Auckland. With more than 70 judges now part of the voting panel, the new-look awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors.

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch
Show Comments