Google Glass Updated With HDR Photography And Voice-Powered Photo Captions

TechCrunch

Are you part of the lucky bunch that got offered a pair of Google Glass and had $1,500 bucks to kick down? Good news! The camera on your set just got a whole lot better.

Following up on their promise to update Google Glass every month, Google has just released a patch that brings two important photo-centric features to their robo-eyewear: HDR photography and on-the-fly photo captions.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography is something you might have seen on your smartphone’s camera, even if you didn’t know exactly what it was. Built into a fair number of today’s handsets, “HDR” mode essentially takes multiple photos in very, very rapid succession at multiple exposure levels, then automatically combines those photos to give you one with the best brightness levels.

The benefit is two-fold: If you’re shooting in a room with crummy lighting, Glass recognizes that and will try to crank up…

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