Wednesday, February 22, 2012

X-Ray Specs: New Google Glasses Lets You Surf the Web

If Google has their way, you won't have to lug around a smartphone to look for directions or surf the web while out and about, you'll be able to do so using your cool, designer cyber shades!

The Android-based glasses will use 3 or 4G technology and will work just like your smartphone, only the information will be displayed on a tiny screen only millimeters from your eye. The lenses will cost about the same as a smartphone and will also include motion sensors and GPS as well as a low-resolution camera, making it possible for the glasses to give the user information about their location and even the location of nearby friends and family.

Users will be able to scroll through information displayed on the screen via a series of head tilts and gestures. For those concerned about privacy issues,  Google wants to make sure people know if the glasses are recording their movements and reporting it to other users. The glasses are currently in development at Google's mega-Top Secret Google X laboratories located in an undisclosed location in California and should be on the market by the end of 2012, just in time for the Christmas gift-buying season.

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