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The Internet company Google is testing its newest high-tech device, Google Glass. Most of the technologies for Google Glass are already(1) available on smart phones. Google has taken those same technologies and (2) added them to eyeglass frames. The company describes the glasses as (3) wearable computers that would change the way people view others and the world.
Chris Dale is the Senior Manager of Communications for Google Glass.
"Google Glass is a tiny computer that sits in a lightweight frame, and (4) rests neatly above your eye and it makes exploring and sharing the world around you (5) a lot easier."
The glasses have a tiny video screen and a camera that (6) connect wirelessly to the Internet through WIFI, a smart phone, or a tablet computer. You can make and receive calls, send and receive texts, take pictures, record video or (7) search the web. You control Google Glass using your voice, and a touchpad on the right arm of the frame.
Professor Marcia Dawkins is among a select group of people who have been given a chance to (8) test out Google Glass.
"I thought this is something I definitely need for my classroom and hopefully for my (9) personal life too."
The Professor's Google Glass looks like a bright orange glasses, without the actual glass. But there's a tiny rectangular glass at the top(10) right-hand corner. Through that glass, she has been recording video while biking. She also has been able to talk to her sister in Thailand, and she plans to use the device to teach a (11) public speaking class.
But not everyone is excited about Google Glass. Some are concerned about (12) possible risks to privacy. John Simpson is the director of the privacy project at Consumer Watchdog.
"It is essentially going to allow people to come in and (13) spy on you and record that, without you knowing what is going on."
Google says that it has already (14) addressed that concern. Mr. Dale explained that in order to start the camera or record a video, the owner must say something out loud.
"I(15) activate the device, and say 'Okay, glass, take a picture.' Similarly, I have a little button on the top here that I can push that will again show an (16) explicit gesture to everybody around me that a picture is being taken and a video is being recorded."
But Filmmaker Chris Barrett showed just how easy it is to record people without them knowing it. His glass captured a man (17) getting arrested after a fight. He shared the video on YouTube.
本次Spot Dictation与往年相比，难度有较大上升，尤其一些难词会造成考生较大失分(详见难词解析)。同时，也包括在基础口译课上再三强调的高频词汇，如available，address，personal life等，此类填空考生务必把握。
听力内容选自VOA Special Technology Report。
谷歌眼镜(Google Project Glass)是由谷歌公司于2012年4月发布的一款“拓展现实”眼镜，它具有和智能手机一样的功能，可以通过声音控制拍照、视频通话和辨明方向，以及上网冲浪、处理文字信息和电子邮件等。
wearable adj. 可穿用的，可佩带的;耐用的
wirelessly adv. 无线地
spy on 侦察，监视
activate vt. 激活;使活动;
explicit adj. 明确的;清楚的;直率的;详述的
get arrested 被捕
facial recognition 面部识别