Chattanooga company selected for Google Glass beta test


Whiteboard will give locals a chance to try out the technology

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A local company has been chosen to test out one of Google’s newest products—Google Glass. Local residents will also have the opportunity to try out the product. (Photo: Contributed)

Google has chosen Chattanooga creative Web development agency Whiteboard to participate in its beta testing program for Google Glass.

According to Tech Radar, Google Glass aims to liberate data from desktop computers, smartphones or tablets and instead put it in front of your eyes.

“Essentially, Google Glass is a camera, display, touchpad, battery and microphone built into spectacle frames so that you can perch a display in your field of vision, film, take pictures, search and translate on the go,” according to Tech Radar.

The product is a wearable pair of glasses with a small “glass” screen that sits in the corner of a person’s vision. The user can speak voice commands to make it do things such as take a photo, get directions or check the weather.

Whiteboard is one of 8,000 testers worldwide to be a part of this round of testing.

Taylor Jones, principle and co-founder of Whiteboard, flew to New York City’s Chelsea Market to pick them up.

“Glass is definitely the most unique piece of technology I’ve ever used,” Jones said in a prepared statement.

Jones described them as “a well-made, excellent pair of sunglasses.”

“It’s a whole new way to interact with information and unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before,” he said.

According to Google, Glass will likely be available to the public in 2014, ZDNet.com reported.
Try it yourself

Whiteboard leaders plan to host a public lunch for other startups, the business community and technology enthusiasts within the next two weeks for area residents to try out the technology.

Those interested in the event can follow Whiteboard on Twitter for details.

Jones is also sharing his review in detail on the company blog at Whiteboard.is.

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