Don’t Wink!

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imagesOne of the cool new features with the new Google Glass 2 I talked about last week is the Wink feature.

Wink is an experimental feature activated with the new hardware that allows you to take a picture with just a momentary closing and opening of your eye.  It’s simple enough.  CNET explains the setup here.

It’s a handy enough of a feature.  It’s nice to be completely hands off, and be able to take a picture without having to speak.  Especially when in public.

But there is a problem. And it’s not the privacy issues that we talked about on AwesomeCast and Mike Pound relayed in his Beaver County Times article last week.

It’s the wink itself.

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During the course of the day, apparently my eye moves in such ways that can be confused with a “Wink”.  Hence, I am almost constantly taking accidental pictures with my Glass.

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Not that it’s terribly exciting.  It’s mostly me in front of a computer.

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Or squinting as I enter a building from the outside.

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Or looking over my shoulder to see hour our big screen is outputting a Hangout.

I never thought I would have to think about the cadence of my blinking.

It certainly compounds the idea of being mindful to where I wear Google Glass.  I already pop it on top of my head in a public restroom.  I’ve already accidentally taking pictures twice in the bathroom.

You can turn it off.  But where’s the fun in that.

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