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Wearable Portables: Just How Viable is Google’s Project Glass?

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Google Glasses Change Tech Industry's Perspective
A Google employee wears a pair of Glass during Google's Developers Conference in 2012

A Google employee wears a pair of Glass during Google's Developers Conference in 2012.

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Geordi La Forge. Vegeta. For the longest time, high-tech eyewear has been the domain of science fiction stalwarts and Saiyans. With Google’s unveiling of a super sleek set of eyeglasses, however, the future of geeky eyewear just got a little bit closer. Known officially as Google’s “Project Glass,” the portable device marries the capabilities of a smartphone to a set of, well, glasses — providing an interactive heads-up display for users.

Video released by Google of how the device may potentially work reveal a wide range of capabilities. These include answering messages, setting reminders, finding locations, taking photos and video chat. For input, the wearer can use either voice commands or hand motions. Sounds kind of familiar, doesn’t it?

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