Liz Gannes

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Google Glass Adds Name That Tune and Annotated Screenshots

Google Glass just got some handy hands-free features. Today, the face computer added a Shazam-like function to look up whatever music is currently playing — “long press on the touchpad, swipe forward and whoomp (there it is),” says the blog post — a way to snap a “vignette” screenshot that shows both what the Google Glass camera sees and what’s showing on the screen at that time, and YouTube videos in search.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus