Wearable computing: Google advances its plan to bring smart glasses to the masses
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 01/07/2012 14:34
Google has an ambitious vision for spectacles. On June 27th Sergey Brin (pictured above), one of the company's co-founders, revealed the next stage of Project Glass, its effort to create wireless-connected glasses that allow their wearers to do a host of things, including receiving and responding to messages, and taking and sharing photos and videos. The goal is to get prototypes in the hands of software developers early next year and then to sell a more polished set of specs to consumers in late 2013 or early the following year.
A product of Google's secretive X Lab, whose mission is to push the boundaries of computing, the glasses were on show at the company's developer conference in San Francisco along with several other gizmos, including a cheap tablet computer and a new wireless media player for the home. These gadgets attracted plenty of attention, but the longest queues at the event were at booths where folk were trying on Google's goggles.