New Google Glass video shows why search is the killer app on the high-tech specs

Google has sent out its Glass hardware to 10,000 or so developers in hopes that they’ll run wild and create awesome apps for the high-tech specs.

googleglassjune2013picAnd while apps ranging from porn to real estate have been intriguing, a new video out by Google shows why the company’s bread and butter — search — might be the most killer app of them all.

There’s been a lot of chatter about how the $1,500 hardware seems to be meant for only early adopters or the elite — otherwise known as “Glassholes” — who aren’t worried about the price or privacy issues with Glass.

But this video shows how useful the specs can be for everyday people, not just those skydiving and riding in hot air balloons. The Glass employees search for things like flight information, the score to last night’s baseball game, Prince’s real name, translations, and Ryan Gosling’s girlfriend. The voice-recognition is pretty remarkable.

While it will be cool to read the New York Times or start Tweeting from your Glass, the search capabilities certainly seem like the most practical application for Google’s newest hardware. Does this video make you want Glass more?

Previously on GeekWire: First porn app for Google Glass runs smack into new ban on explicit content … Video: Star Trek’s ‘Data’ checks out Google Glass for first time: ‘How do I reset?’

  • Paul Furio

    “Bob Loblaw Law Blog”. That was impressive. Only because I had to listen to him twice to understand him.

  • googleglasswillfail

    Surprise…. Google wants another platform to pump search ads. The company only cares about that and capturing all of the inventory shifting away from display and into mobile.

    • Ryan Parrish

      Well DUH! That’s how they make money. You didn’t think it was for altruistic reasons did you?