Google recently released the specs for Google Glass, its newest futuristic gadget. Glass will pair with any Bluetooth phone, but to get the full experience – including GPS and texting – you’ll need the free MyGlass companion app, which is currently only supported on Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean platforms. Google says the resolution of the images and video in Glass is like looking at a 25 inch HDTV from eight feet away. That’s pretty cool. Glass packs a 5 megapixel camera that also shoots 720p video, and features 16 GB of Flash storage built in that is automatically synced with Google Drive. The battery in Glass should last for about a day of typical use, but features like Google+ hangouts will drain the battery more quickly, just like they would on your phone. Glass also has a bone conduction transducer, which means you don’t need to wear earphones because sound will be transmitted to your inner ear through your skull. Sounds scary, but it’s safe … and very futuristic.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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