Google Granted Patent for Eye Tracking-Based Unlock System

Today Google was granted a patent for “Unlocking a screen using eye tracking information.”

This could be for Google Glass, so you can view information, social networks, websites etc. by doing some sort of eye movements and then be able to close whatever you are viewing in the same way.

Though this could also be for a smartphone or even tablet devices as well, with all of the great innovative ways to unlock a smartphone now it only makes sense that some technology would be come available.

The Methods and systems for unlocking a screen using eye tracking information:

    •Computing system may include a display screen. •The computing system may be in a locked mode after inactivity by a user.
    •Locked mode of operation may include a locked screen and reduced functionality of the computing system.
    •The computing system may generate a display of a moving object on the display screen.
    •An eye tracking system may be coupled to the computing system.
    •The computing system may determine that a path associated with the eye movement of the user substantially matches a path associated with the moving object on the display and switch to be in an unlocked mode of operation including unlocking the screen.
    •The user may attempt to unlock the screen

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Dodge Ram Gets Google Nexus 7 as Entertainment System

The Google Nexus 7 Android tablet has been put into the dashboard of a Dodge Ram by the guys at Sonic Electronix.

The head unit was removed from the vehicle and the Nexus 7 replaced it and works as an entertainment center. Since the Nexus 7 is a Wifi only device there really isn’t much else you can do with the tablet other than to control music and other entertainment features. Though if you have a Wifi hotspot or if you can use your smartphone as a Wifi hotspot and your carrier allows it, you can certainly connect the Nexus 7 to the hotspot and have access to the internet, games etc.

Here is a Youtube Video of the Nexus 7 being used as a dashboard entertainment center.