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Updated: April 5, 2012 23:12 IST

Google tests ‘real-time information' glasses

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This image released by Google shows eyewear that meshes the online world with the real world.
AFP This image released by Google shows eyewear that meshes the online world with the real world.

Google has announced test of its “Project Glass”, a pair of augmented reality glasses that provides users real-time information right in front of their eyes.

In a blogpost shared on Google Plus, the Project Glass team from Google X, a secret Google research lab working on future technologies like a space elevator, on Wednesday asked people for input, posting several design photos of the glasses and a demo video to show what the glasses might enable users to do.

The augmented reality glasses is a solid metal band running across the brow line with a small heads-up display on the right side.

According to the demo video, a man walks around the streets in New York City, checking and sending text messages with friends, seeing maps as well as information, taking pictures and video chatting via the glasses by voice control.

The New York Times first reported the Project Glass in February. It said at the time that the pair of glasses was expected to go on sale later this year. But a report from Wired magazine said that Project Glass is still more of a concept than an actual product and won't see an official release in the near future.

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Sir.
When we can do so much and know so much to gain real time information, how much more He who has given us this intelligence must be doing to knowing about us, our thinking and our actions. Only if realize this then the world will be free of all injustice and corruption.

from:  Dr. Basheer A Khan
Posted on: Apr 6, 2012 at 22:36 IST

This is a fantastic thing! What I want to know is, how will they work with people who wear glasses already? Will they be adjustable enough to wear along with regular glasses, or will they have ability to give the same vision clarity as glasses will?

from:  Aaron
Posted on: Apr 6, 2012 at 12:27 IST
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