Google Demos Latest Version of Computing Glasses
Google demonstrated the latest version of its augmented reality glasses, called Google Glass, at a developer's conference today (June 27) in San Francisco. As several news publications reported, the demo included first-person views of skydiving, stunt biking and rappelling down a building, all seen in a Google+ Hangout, a Google service that allows several people to video chat on one webpage.
The glasses are meant to act as a kind of wearable smartphone or other small computing device. The glasses beam images right in front of users' eyes and users talk to command the glasses. Users can also share their first-person views with friends, as this demo showed. [Google Glasses Get a Reality Check]
A video of the demo isn't available yet, but VentureBeat embedded a new Google-made video of the glasses that includes skydiving and Google+ Hangout-ing:
Google CEO Sergey Brin announced that developers at the conference could pre-order an early version glasses for $1,500. Google will send out the glasses by early 2013, he said. Brin talked about how important developers will be to shaping Google Glasses by creating apps for the new technology, MIT's Technology Review reported.
The company did not say when the glasses would be ready for consumers, however.