Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gear: Google Glass on the river

From the, "It was bound to happen file", according to the Billings Gazette, a Montana Tech professor has started thinking about a use for Google glass on the river.  I must admit I kind of like the idea of grip and grin photos with only the blink of an eye. However, that's not all they are thinking about.

"Hawthorne is creating an app, with the help of Scott Fleener, a computer science major at Tech, he hopes to submit to Google for use on all Google Glass devices. With a seed grant from Tech, the app will, using a Glass wearer’s GPS location, be able to give fishermen details on nearby rivers in southwest Montana."

Back in the late 90's, our pal Zugbug wrote a article for the BRFFA newsletter that predicted anglers using digital cameras and Palm Pilots would sell their catch on ebay while still standing in the river.  The man was sort of a prophet.

No word if Google has plans to release a version of their hardware in tweed with bison leather accents.

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