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Google's Project Glass revealed
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msg:4541502
 5:19 pm on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

New details of Google's forthcoming augmented reality headset have emerged in documents published by a US regulator


[bbc.co.uk ]

 

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msg:4541522
 6:17 pm on Feb 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

This is the part that caught my attention.

The description tallies with a patent filing suggesting it plays sound via "bone-conduction" tech rather than earbuds.

Developers are due to receive a test edition of the headset later this year.



It's also worth noting that there are several other smart glasses in development.

incrediBILL




msg:4542803
 5:49 am on Feb 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

I'm stoked - I can hardly wait! People think the estimated $1,500 is pricey but they obviously haven't bought a pair of real prescription glasses lately as I dropped about that much on 3 pair, regular, computer/reading and sunglasses.

Which brings up an interesting problem for those of us that actually wear glasses, how will we be able to use these things and will they be sunglasses too?

Too bad they don't have a smaller contact lens version yet, esp. one that could replace your permanent lens for my upcoming cataract surgery :)

We are the Borg, resistance is futile

Meanwhile, in another Google lab, they're working on Skynet...

jimbeetle




msg:4543181
 11:48 pm on Feb 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

The description tallies with a patent filing suggesting it plays sound via "bone-conduction" tech rather than earbuds.

Ten or so years ago a Japanese student came up with a wristwatch cellphone. The speaker part was worn on the outside of the wrist facing toward the bone. You listened by sticking your index finger in your ear and spoke into the microphone worn on the inside of the wrist. Ingenious.

incrediBILL




msg:4543185
 12:02 am on Feb 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

I've never seen one, but it was dubbed the "Finger Whisper":
[news.bbc.co.uk...]

Guess it didn't catch on since that was in 2003

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