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Google glasses: Home automation (video included)

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Look, no hands. Control lights, music, doors in your home by looking at things & giving commands. 


How to control your home with Google Glass

16/07/2013 

AFP Relax News

Google Glass + Revolv screenshot video Glancing at a connected device, such as a smart lock will pull up an operating menu in the Google Glass display.

Home automation firm Revolv's video shows how using Google's smart headset could give wearers control of all household devices.

Glancing at a connected device, such as a smart lock will pull up an operating menu in the Google Glass display.

The short teaser clip posted to YouTube features the company's senior developer, John, walking around Revolv's offices and interacting with lights, door locks and stereo systems via the much-hyped headset.

Simply looking at a device will be enough to take control of it. Just fix your gaze upon it then tap on the side of the headset to turn on the lights, lock a door or turn the music on. Looking and tapping is augmented by voice commands -- for example, if the user wants to hear a different song from the one playing or wants to change the tone and color of the smart lighting.

A developer demos Google Glass home automation system.

As the company explains in a blog post to accompany the clip, the features showcased in the video are what happens when a new piece of technology is put in a room with "a bunch of hardware geeks."

Youtube Video: Hi, I'm John.  I'm senior dev here at Revolv where we do smart home automation for your smartphone. In my spare time, I get to play with Google Glass. So today we're going to give you a little demo of what it is like to control your house on these things. So let's put them on here. And I'm actually going to give you guys a view of what you see as you control your home. So first let's come over here and with a quick tap, I can turn the lights on. And that is using our insti-on switch. You can come over here and we got some hue lights. Let's tap and turn those on. And I can even come over here and turn on our Yale Lock, slide there. Now we need some music, so lets come on in here and let's turn on some music on our Sonos. So that was really neat but we also have voice control on these things. So let's click on that and say Revolv, "We need more pink." Ok, Andrew, fine, fine. Revolv, more blue. Now, is that better. So thanks for watching. I'm John at Revolv. We'll keep you up-to-date with all the cool stuff we're doing. Let's turn the lights off. 

Watch the video: http://youtu.be/XuWbRwZd2IA

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Vocabulary:

accompany: to happen or appear with something else - มากับ, ร่วมกับ

augment: increase, add to, expand - เพิ่ม, ขยาย, เพิ่มพูน, พอกพูน

automation: a system that uses computers and machines to do things and do work instead of people - การนำเครื่องจักรมาใช้แทนคนในการทำงาน

bunch: a group of people - กลุ่ม

command: an order - คำสั่ง

connected: linked - เชื่อมต่อ เชื่อมโยง

cool: clever; impressive - ดีเลิศ (คำสแลง)

demo: showing people how a product works - สาธิต, เดโม่

dev: developer, software developer - นักเขียนโปรแกรมคอมพิวเตอร์

developer: software developer, a person who writes computer programs and apps as their job -

device: a machine or piece of equipment that does a particular job - อุปกรณ์ เครื่องมือ เครื่องจักร

fix: to fasten something to something else - ผูก, ติด, ประทับ

gaze: to look at something or someone for a long time, especially in surprise, admiration or because you are thinking about something else - มองดู, เพ่งมอง,จ้องมอง

geek: a person who is very skilled with computers, technology or other subject - คนที่เก่งแต่ไม่มีทักษะในการทำงาน, บุคคลที่มีความรู้ทางคอมพิวเตอร์สูงมาก

glance: to look quickly at something/somebody - แวบมอง, ชายตามอง, เหลือบดู

hardware: the actual computer and computer parts that you can touch, not the software or program that runs the computer -

headset: a piece of technology worn on the head -

home automation: using computers to automatically control things in your home - บ้านอัจฉริยะ

home automation: using computers to control things in your home such as turning lights, heater or air conditioner on and off - บ้านอัจฉริยะ

household: a group of people, often a family, who live together - ครัวเรือน

hues: degrees of lightness, darkness, strength, etc. of colours - ความมืดหรือความสว่างของสี

hype: to advertise or talk about something a lot and exaggerate in order to get a lot of public attention - ทำให้ตื่นเต้น, โฆษณาชวนเชื่อ

interact: communicate with or react to - มีปฏิกิริยากับ

lighting: illumination, all the lights at a place and how much light exists there - การจัดแสง, การจัดไฟ

lock: used to close a door, drawer or other place so that other people cannot enter - กุญแจ

neat: simple but clever; good; excellent - ง่ายและได้ผล

senior: with a high rank or position - อาวุโส

showcase: to show the best qualities or parts of something - แสดงจุดเด่นของสิ่งของหรือคน

spare time: free time, i.e., time when you can do what you want to do - เวลาว่าง

stuff: things; used to refer to a substance, material, group of objects, etc. when you do not know the name, when the name is not important or when it is obvious what you are talking about - สิ่ง, สิ่งของ, วัตถุ

switch: the thing you turn lights on and off with - สวิตช์, เครื่องปิด/เปิดไฟฟ้า

tap: to hit somebody/something quickly and lightly - แตะเบาๆ เคาะ

teaser: an advertisement for a product that does not mention the name of the product or say much about it but is intended to make people interested and likely to pay attention to later advertisements -

tone: a shade of a colour - เฉดสี, โทนสี

up-to-date: with the newest and latest news, information and ideas - ทันสมัย, ปัจจุบัน

voice: the sounds that a person makes when they speak or sing - เสียงพูด, เสียงที่เปล่งจากปาก, เสียงร้องเพลง

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