Google Glass: Everything You Need To Know

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Google Glass is wearable technology in the form of hybrid computer-glasses or smart glasses. Developed by Google’s Project Glass research and development department, the smart glasses are comprised of an optical head-mounted display powered by a small frame-mounted computer possessing unit. Possessing processing power and ability similar to that of a smartphone, Google Glass can connect wirelessly to the Internet and is intended to function as an independent computing device or in symbiosis with the wearer’s smartphone. Popular features include on-board picture taking and video recording, GPS-based augmented reality navigation, and voice activated Google searches.

Although officially still in beta, Google Glass Explorer Edition has been made available to select wearable tech industry professionals for $1,500. Such early availability is intended to foster independent app development and assist with real-world evolution and bug abatement before the smart glasses are released to the general public.


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Colin is and editor at Wear Guide and writes about wearable technology On Your Head.  With a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from SDSU, Colin presents a unique point of view in his articles, offering both technical expertise and extensive user experience with wearables. Colin also writes for our sister publication Send tips and story ideas to Colin at: [email protected]