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5 things you need to know about Google Glass

Al Sacco | May 30, 2013
Here are five things that anyone interested in Google Glass need to know.

Google is reportedly in talks with at least one designer to discuss partnerships that could make Glass more stylish and functional as actual glasses. And an image on Google's Glass website also suggests the gadget could eventually be attached to sunglasses and other headwear. (See image above.)

Google Glass Is Not a Gimmick
Glass makes you look ridiculous, like a wayward Star Trek character on his way back to the U.S.S. Enterprise. There, I said it.

But goofy looks aside, the idea behind Glass will almost certainly usher in a brand new era of personal electronics. So by that measure, Glass should be taken seriously.

The level of technological evolution seen in the past decade is unprecedented. Smartphones and tablets have changed the world, and changed the way people live and interact with their surroundings. I believe wearable electronics like Glass represent the next step in that evolution.

Glass itself may prove to be an unfashionable flash in the pan, but the idea behind it - the ability to use gadgets seamlessly without interrupting physical actions - is one that will very likely change the world yet again.

Maybe it will be Glass or some evolution of it that starts the ball rolling. Or perhaps it will be a smart wrist watch, like the rumored Apple "iWatch" or some kind of computer that pins to a lapel or a pocket. Whatever the vehicle, modern electronics are already on the road to wearable smart electronics, and Google knows it.

Glass is not publically available yet, but some reports suggest the first official version of Glass will be released before the end of the year with a price tag of less than $1500.

Until then, you can learn more about Glass on Google's website.


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