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Google Glass XE9 update now rolling out with with vignettes, sound search, and more


In a post on Google+, the Google Glass team has just announced a new update for the wearable product that includes several new, highly requested features. First off, Google Glass now has the ability to make vignettes. Doing this will capture an image with the device’s actual camera, as well as whatever is on the device’s display at that specific time. It essentially shows exactly what you are seeing at any given time, both in the real world and on the glasses.

Next up, the search functionality on Glass has been improved. Now, whenever you search for a topic, YouTube videos will appear in the results, in addition to the normal text results. Also new is a sound search functionality, which offers a service very similar to that of an app like Shazam. At any given point, you can long press on the touchpad and then swipe forward to find out what song is currently playing.

Finally, this Glass update also introduces much needed support for Google Apps accounts. In order to switch your Glass to an Apps account, however, you must perform a factory reset and then re-login with that account.

The Glass XE9 update is rolling out now, so be sure to keep an eye out for it. 

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