If a geek wearing Google Glass winks at you, he might also be snapping a picture for posterity, according to code unearthed by a developer using the Reddit user name Fodawin.
The code indicates that the eyeglass-shaped computer may soon support integrate gestural controls, including allowing users to take a photograph by simply winking.
The user found the code that would power such functionality “deep in the companion app” Google has released with its beta-testing Glass units.
“Winking to take a picture with Glass? That sounds a bit creepy,” said Fodawin.
The creepy factor would seem to stem from the fact that the passerby wouldn’t know that a picture was being taken of him or her. Yet, at least for the time being, Google Glass isn’t exactly an inconspicuous fashion accessory.
Several other gesture-driven functions lie dormant in the code, according to Fodawin. They include two-finger zoom to get a closer look at a browser page that only the wearer can see.