Google unveils Project Glass

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The images show a minimalist design with a microphone and partly-transparent video screen that places information over the view from the users' right eye.

The video suggests icons offering 14 different services will be offered to the user when the glasses are first put on, including information about the weather, their location and diary appointments.
It appears that several of these services are either triggered by an action taken by the user or the situation they are in.

The film shows one user being reminded he has a date that evening when he looks up at a blank wall, and then warns him that there is a 10% chance it will rain when he looks out of the window.
The video suggests that the device would involve a GPS chip to help deliver location specific alerts, such as an alert pops up when a friend sends a text asking if he wants to meet up later in the day. When the user dictates a reply a microphone symbol is superimposed over much of his view.

Other functions include Google Maps showing a route to the wearer's destination with small arrows keeping him on track, the ability to take a photo of what he is looking at with an option to share it with friends, and a video conference service.
The glasses are also shown to allow music and other audio to be heard, although they do not appear to include earphones.

The New York Times had previously suggested that the first set of glasses would go on sale before the end of the year for somewhere between $250-$600 (£157-£378) - but experts say that the technology shown in the video may still be some way off being ready for market.

As Leonardo from Assassin's Creed would say, "How Exciting!"

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wow that could really impact Ebay.... sign me up day one.

Wonder if these can be made with airbags, it would make my motorcycle trips much safer...

love that Futurama Eyephone Episode, the whole thing was classic. Lila had a singing Susan o' BOIL (it's a boil) tattooed on here but cheeck. Fry posted it on youtube.... Great low-brow humor.
 
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