Google unveils augmented-reality glasses
April 4th, 2012
03:58 PM ET

Google unveils augmented-reality glasses

By David Goldman, CNNMoney

Siri is about to get one-upped by Google.

The company on Wednesday unveiled a long-rumored concept called "Project Glass," which takes all the functionality of a smartphone and places it into a wearable device that resembles eyeglasses.

The see-through lens could display everything from text messages to maps to reminders. They may be capable of showing video chats, providing turn-by-turn directions, taking photos and recording notes - all through simple voice commands, according to a concept video produced by the company and released on YouTube.


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  1. Elna Macentee

    Modern glasses are typically supported by pads on the bridge of the nose and by temple arms (sides) placed over the ears. CR-39 lenses are the most common plastic lenses due to their low weight, high scratch resistance, low dispersion, and low transparency to ultraviolet and infrared radiation.'-


    May 3, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Reply
  2. KCB

    Didn't the TV show "Sliders" present this concept in 1999? Oh, yes, they did:

    April 7, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
    • Vivian

      I work for Symantec and our customers are teinllg us that protecting information is one of their main priorities for 2011. That’s also what we found when we surveyed more than 1500 SMBs in our 2010 SMB Information Protection Survey. Three quarters of SMBs surveyed were somewhat/extremely concerned about the loss of crucial business information. SMBs are now making protecting their information their highest IT priority, as opposed to 15 months ago when a high percentage had failed to enact even the most basic safeguards.

      August 19, 2012 at 8:11 am | Reply
      • Leah

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        April 10, 2013 at 12:11 am |
  3. infamousratman

    Your smart phone can already do all of these things. Why do you need it in your face?

    April 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Reply

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