Google Glass isn't likely to be released to the general public until next year, but eager users can start practicing how to control it with Apple's Siri voice assistant.
When users want to control Google Glass, they have to first tap on the device and then say "OK Glass" before instructing the high-tech eyewear to do something, such as take a photo or send someone a message.
That command will also surprisingly work with Apple's Siri voice assistant, a feature on the latest versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Users can simply say, "OK Glass," and Siri will respond as though it is Google Glass.
I tried the command on Siri in a variety of ways -- telling her to play a song, look up restaurants, and asking it how far we are from Neptune -- and the Apple voice assistant responded perfectly each time.
About the only time the command didn't work was when I quietly said "OK Glass, tweet my location." Siri misinterpreted what I said as "Okay glass treatment location" and pulled up a number of glassware stores. And of course, Siri was unable to take a picture or shoot a video when I asked it to, as I could if I was using Google Glass.
So if you want to feel as if you own one without having to pay $1,500 for the device, play with Siri -- and make sure to do it before Apple decides to gag it.
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