Monday, January 21, 2013

Google Bifocals

Hopefully in the next couple of years Google's augmented reality spectacles Google Glass will be available in the marketplace. Until the commercial release of Google Glass however we will just have to pretend we have augmented glasses by using the new Astoria app.

Astoria allows you to virtually walk down the road, using Google Street View, and view geotagged content from Instagram, Yelp and Twitter superimposed upon your view. The result is a little like what I imagine the experience of wearing Google Glasses will be in the real world.

As I can't be in the capital I shall be using Astoria today to virtually walk around Washington, D.C. to view the latest Instagram photos and Tweets posted about Inauguration Day.

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