Google engineer develops a smart mirror

A Google engineer has developed a futuristic slab of technology: a smart mirror, which is not only reflective but shares information in real time.

Max Braun is a busy man; beyond working for the most valuable company on the planet, the Google engineer has also developed a first: a two-way smart mirror that not only functions as a regular mirror, but also shares information such as news and the weather in real time.
Powered by Android, Braun constructed the unit out of a two-way mirror, a display panel, a controller board and a ‘bunch of components, arts and craft supplies’.
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Braun states that through experimentation, he was able to produce a smart mirror that can sit atop a door to a medicine cabinet and provide information on the weather, time, news, and reminders using Android APIs.
Braun elaborated by stating that “Other concepts I’m playing with are traffic, reminders and essentially anything that has a Google Now card” – leaving us guessing if this could be the way we interact with Google Now in future.
The unit itself, which is only a few millimeters thin, has a small electronics unit which hangs outside the door of the medicine cabinet. Braun has cited that the unit can be powered by a Chromecast, Nexus Player and Fire TV Stick to power the unit.
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