Apr 5, 2012
Hate It Or Love It??? Google Announces New “Project Glass” Eyewear Smartphone
Google Releases “Project Glass” Smartphone Eyewear Prototype
Google is giving the world a glimpse of what life would look like through a pair of its futuristic augmented reality glasses. A video released by the company Wednesday shows how wearers of the high-tech specs can free their hands from technology — keeping everything at eye level.
Like a smartphone attached to your head, everything — a phone call, a Foursquare check-in, GPS navigation, Twitter — is just a tap away.The glasses are Google’s first foray into wearable computing, and part of a secretive initiative called Project Glass, from a company laboratory known as Google X.
“A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment,” Google wrote on its website. “We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input.”
In the video, weather notifications, text messages and more are seen popping up inside the lenses of the glasses, directly in front of the wearer’s eyes. The ambush of technology is the price he’s paying for not having to reach into his pocket for a camera or cell phone.