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Briefly: Google Glass eye control, SmartGlass on Kindle Fire

updated 01:54 pm EDT, Mon April 22, 2013

Google Glass companion app includes 'Eye Gestures' functions

Google may allow for users of Glass to use their eyes to control the headset. A user by the name of fodawim on Reddit found eye options hidden in the code of the companion app for Android, specifically functions for winking. Of the five, two related to wink calibration, two turned the function on and off, and one last seems to allow a wink to trigger a photo from its 5-megapixel camera. Other eye-related controls have yet to be found, though the company has patented a number of different control systems that could potentially be used with Glass.

Microsoft Xbox SmartGlass app reaches Kindle Fire, Fire HD

The Xbox SmartGlass app is available to download for the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD. Previously available via Google Play to Android devices, SmartGlass allows Xbox 360 owners to control their console remotely without using a controller. The app can be used to navigate apps, browse the Internet on a TV, and launch apps, as well as providing a keyboard interface for text entry, and various Xbox Live account functionality.

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