Covers come off Google's augmented reality glasses

Covers come off Google's augmented reality glasses

Summary: Google has revealed further details of its augmented reality glasses, which pull in information about the wearer's world and sync with Google services.The Project Glass technology will be designed to let wearers see calendar, maps, search and most features of the Google+ social network while carrying out day-to-day activities, Google has confirmed.

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Google has revealed further details of its augmented reality glasses, which pull in information about the wearer's world and sync with Google services.

The Project Glass technology will be designed to let wearers see calendar, maps, search and most features of the Google+ social network while carrying out day-to-day activities, Google has confirmed. On Wednesday it posted a technology visualisation to YouTube, showing how the glasses will work from a first-person perspective.

Project Glass

A prototype design of Google's augmented reality glasses, which are expected to come out by the end of the year. Image credit: Google

"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," the Project Glass team wrote in a post to Google+. "We're sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input."

Google[x] is the company's skunkworks research division. Its research endeavours, which also include self-driving cars, are understood to be shaped by Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

The first details of the technology emerged in February, when The New York Times revealed that the glasses will incorporate GPS, a variety of sensors and either a 3G or 4G data connection, and should be on sale by the end of the year.

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