They’re not your momma’s glasses.
New details on the Google Glass device have emerged in a test report published by the Federal Communications Commissions. The web giant’s latest project may look like a simple pair of glasses, but in all actuality is an augmented reality headset. According to the FCC report, it plays video, audio and includes a vibrating element. The device can also store video files and be recharged with a power cable (although battery life on the device is allegedly still a work in progress).
Over a wireless connection, the headset can overlay augmented reality information about the wearer’s surroundings, retained from Google search and location data, on to their view. It’s like a smart phone…except on your head.
The $1,500 device (which Google co-founder Sergey Brin was recently photographed wearing on a New York subway) is expected to be delivered to software developers this year and to the general public by the end of 2014.
Article by NM Lorde
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