Google has put together a research and development program to build computer products that we can use in our everyday lives. Recently they just began public testing on a head mounted display prototype for everyday purposes. They called this prototype, Project Glass. So be ready to see people over the next few weeks walking around with these futuristic goggle or glasses on.
Project Glass is a group Google used to build the type of technology where they can put you back in the control seat when it comes to technology. Google wants some feedback as far as what people think about this type of technology so they let their employees use it in their day-to-day lives.
On Wednesday, Google showed off the prototype version of the glasses. The Project Glass prototype looked like a very well-designed pair of glasses with a clear display that sits above the eye. Google announced that the glasses can stream information to the display lenses and allow the wearer to send and receive text messages, voicemail, calls and other notifications through voice commands. Google also included a built-in camera to take pictures and record videos.
In short, Google has created a pair of glasses that resemble normal eye glasses but have the integration of a display menu on the lens.
Watch the video clip below to see what we mean..
The product just recently began testing in April 2012. “The New York Times” reported that the glasses would be available to the public for “around the cost of current smartphones,” $200 to $600, by the late 2012
In other news, Project Glass is only one of the many projects that are currently being built inside the Google X offices. Google X offices is a secretive laboratory near Google’s main headquarters in Mountain View, California. Rumors have it that the campus is where engineers and scientists are also working together on robots and space elevators.
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