Would you read the news every morning on a pair of Google glasses? The New York Times has released a Google Glass app, bringing news reading to the eyewear-based computer.
It’s hard to imagine reading in this radically different format, but it could be the future. AppNewser has more about the app:
The app lets users read the news on their glasses while walking around town, scrolling through stories by tilting their head up and down. And users can, “tap to have article summaries read aloud,” boasts the app’s description. The media giant first demoed the app back in March at SXSW. To get access to the app, you have to allow The Times access to your name, photo, gender, birthdate, country, language, timezone, your Google Glass timeline, the ability to view your location and receive notifications when your location changes. And they request permission to do all of this when you are not using the app.
How would you write for this new medium?
Novelist Gary Shteyngart was one of the people tapped for a trial of Google Glass. He told BuzzFeed this was not a joke: “we’re working on trying to adapt [Super Sad True Love Story] as a television series, so it would be helpful for me to see just how close this thing is.”
(Image via Google Glass)