Google Making Glasses Now?

The much talked about Google glasses recently received
another development update this week.
Reports say the company will be releasing new information on
their high tech frames later this month, but it seems this is
only for product developers. “Project Glass” will hold two
events on each coast to showcase their one of kind
“These hackathons are just for developers in the Explorer
program and we’re calling them the Glass Foundry,” the invite
goes on to say. And so, the average Harry can’t show up to
see the glasses or take them home.
Over the last few weeks, some have been spotted wearing the
glasses around New York City. One tester was wearing a pair
with prescription lenses.
A photo of a Google
Glass prototype seen
at Google I/O in
June of 2012
“We’re looking forward to what developers will do with Glass,
but we don’t have more details to share at this time,” said a
Google spokesperson when ABC News asked about the
upcoming events.
“Join us for an early look at Glass and two full days of
hacking on the upcoming Google Mirror API in San Francisco
or New York,” Google said in an email invite it sent out to
those who signed up to be on its developers list. These
software and app creators will get a device to use on site and
will come up with different software ideas and tie-ins, Yahoo
At Google’s I/O conference in June, 2012, Google co-founder
Sergey Brin announced that prototypes or “Explorer
Editions” of the glasses would be sold to developers for
$1,500 in early 2013.
For those who have not heard or read about Project Glass, I
pulled a little information on it off Wikipedia.
Project Glass is a research and development program by
Google to develop an augmented reality head-mounted
display (HMD). Project Glass products would display
information in smartphone-like format hands-free and
could interact with the Internet via natural language
voice commands. The prototype’s functionality and
minimalist appearance (aluminium strip with 2 nose pads)
has been compared to Steve Mann’s EyeTap.
The operating system software used in the glasses will be
Google’s Android.
Project Glass is being developed by Google X Lab, which
has worked on other futuristic technologies such as self-
driving cars. The project was announced on Google+ by
Babak Parviz, an electrical engineer who has also worked
on putting displays into contact lenses; Steve Lee, a
project manager and “geolocation specialist”; and
Sebastian Thrun, who developed Udacity as well as
worked on the self-driving car project. Google has
patented the design of Project Glass


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