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  4. A good park? Well, the bat I would say Central Park.
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1254 Google Glasses

Josh and Todd talk about the future of computers with the arrival of Google glasses.

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right off the bat

Well, right off the bat I think privacy issues.

Right off the bat refers to the first idea you get in your mind. Notice the following:

  • Can you think of a country to visit?
  • Right off the bat I would say Italy.


There’s so much footage of everything

Footage is orginal video or film kept as a record of an event. Notice the following:

  1. Sports teams like to watch footage of their games.
  2. We watched footage of protests in the 60's.

run through

That’s all running through Google servers.

The verb phrase run through means go through. Notice the following:

  1. A chill ran through her body when see saw the ghost.
  2. A river runs through the town.

hand over

People get nervous about Google being able to hand over just loads of video data.

When you hand something over, you give it to someone, usually to authorities. Notice the following:

  1. Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1999.
  2. The bank handed over it documents to the police.

pick (it) up

Your eye will actually be able to pick it up well.

When you pick something up, you locate it or find it. Notice the following:

  1. My phone is cannot pick up a signal.
  2. The new HD screens make it easy to pick up tiny little details on the screen.

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