Heads-up display from Google unveiled in "Project Glass"

April 10, 2012
Mountain View, CA--In an April 4, 2012 blog post, Google unveiled a video detailing how its heads-up display now in development could benefit its wearers.

Mountain View, CA--In an April 4, 2012 blog post to its Project Glass home page at https://plus.google.com/111626127367496192147/posts#111626127367496192147/posts, Google unveiled a video detailing how its heads-up display now in development could benefit its wearers. The video, which you can view at http://youtu.be/9c6W4CCU9M4, shows how all of the information normally accessible via the Internet--weather, voice-activated appointment calendar, GPS with navigation directions, video capture, video chat, etc.--is now accessible via the viewer on the Google head-worn display, or Google goggles as I’d like to call them.

The blog post reads:

"We think technology should work for you--to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.

A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.

Please follow along as we share some of our ideas and stories. We’d love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass?"

SOURCE: Google; https://plus.google.com/111626127367496192147/posts#111626127367496192147/posts

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