Google Glass now has a web browser, after Google added new updates to the wearable technology on Monday. They say they have made it easier to find new content and communicate hands-free.

In a Google+ post the company said “We’ve been exploring ways to let you quickly dive deeper and get exactly the information you need, right when you need it. To test it out, search for something and then tap on the ‘View website’ screen to bring up the web page.”

By using the Google Glass touchpad, a user can navigate around a webpage, in a similar way that they would use a mouse or touchscreen on a laptop. By sliding a finger forward on the touchpad, the user can scroll down a webpage.

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To zoom, the user has to slide two fingers forward or backward. Then hold two fingers down on the touchpad and move their head around to pan; as the user looks around, they tap to select the centre of the screen.

Google has also said that they are working harder to help users communicate more efficiently with others using hands-free. A user can ask the device to read text messages aloud or use voice commands to write and send responses.

The company added that all the updates will automatically be added to Google Glass over the coming days.

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