May 2009, Pranav Mistry showed us the concept of “The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology”. Since then people have talked about how the future is being realized and how the future shown in movies and books (conceived donkey years ago) is coming to life.
People have talked about how this would be implemented in real life, but Google takes little or no effort in achieving something which is very close to the original concept. Hats off Pranav!
Google works on concepts, actualize them and then puts a barricade on it. In the past they have worked on Google Wave (an amazing concept) and many others and aborted them. Hope they don’t desolate this idea.
It’s glasses now, soon it would be lenses (as shown in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol).
Here’s a short video demonstrating the Google Glass Project ~
P.S. ~ Yet again Hats off Pranav Mistry!
My Rating ~
It may surprise you to know that the iPhone has two microphones and when on a speakerphone or FaceTime call, you’re probably talking into the wrong one.
The iPhone actually has two speakers and two microphones. One set is at the top of the device and one set is at the bottom. The bottom microphone is located to the left of the dock connector. The top microphone is located next to the headphones jack.
When on a typical call the bottom microphone is active and the top microphone is used for noise cancellation.
Often when users are in a speakerphone or FaceTime call, and the person on the other end of call can’t hear them, they will move closer to the phone and speak towards the microphone at the bottom of the device. Surprisingly, that’s the wrong microphone to be talking to. Rather than using the bottom mic, Apple switches off noise cancellation and uses the top microphone to maintain a maximum distance between the bottom speaker and the voice input at the top of the iPhone.
This was new information to me, hopefully you find it useful when making your next call.
P.S :: Mac OS still tops the list.