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Google Co-founder Sergey Brin Wears Project Glass in Public

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Now that's what we call dogfooding.

Remember those insanely cool augmented reality glasses from Google that we told you about earlier this week?

While some immediately labeled it as vaporwear, it seems that it's real – kinda. Google co-founder Sergey Brin was seen at a charity event in the Bay Area wearing a graphite colored version of what was originally pictured with the model.

Brin told the Verge that they don't nearly function as they do in the Project Glass promo video, admitting to the Verge, "right now you really just see it reboot."

He also declined to comment about the prototype's power source, but did reveal that the final version will connect to other devices. The final version will also need to go through RF testing to ensure that it is safe for users to wear for any length of time. Brin wouldn't say when these were coming to everyone else's faces, saying only, "Give us time."

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    oh_no , April 7, 2012 8:48 PM
    When will Apple steal it and say they invented it?
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    tokencode , April 7, 2012 10:52 PM
    oh_noWhen will Apple steal it and say they invented it?




    Will the call it the iEye?
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    frozonic , April 7, 2012 8:27 PM
    hahahah go google! i really like that company, they make awesome products, i cant wait for this technlogy to go mainstream!
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    killerclick , April 7, 2012 8:26 PM
    Yes, it will connect to other devices. If they can fit a computer into it, great... but if not, it's great if it's just a display device for the time being.
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    frozonic , April 7, 2012 8:27 PM
    hahahah go google! i really like that company, they make awesome products, i cant wait for this technlogy to go mainstream!
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    mcd023 , April 7, 2012 8:32 PM
    haha, well, at least they can have it almost boot!

    I'm not criticizing, as I've only been programming for a hobby (sort of) for about a year, so I understand. Building blocks!
  • 32 Hide
    oh_no , April 7, 2012 8:48 PM
    When will Apple steal it and say they invented it?
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    plznote , April 7, 2012 8:50 PM
    I never asked for this..
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    fudoka711 , April 7, 2012 9:20 PM
    plznoteI never asked for this..


    But you know it would be cool

    (putting not being able to see where you're going while driving aside of course...)
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    killerchickens , April 7, 2012 10:03 PM
    It would be nice if they didn't look so stupid, it would be easy to make them look good even if they are just a prototype.
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    john_4 , April 7, 2012 10:51 PM
    Let me guess, I am suppose to be impressed and want a pair, take my money, NOT.
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    tokencode , April 7, 2012 10:52 PM
    oh_noWhen will Apple steal it and say they invented it?




    Will the call it the iEye?
  • 5 Hide
    tokencode , April 7, 2012 11:02 PM
    Vuzix is doing these the right way... Google's prototype looks annoying to look at and it's only 1 eye. Vuzix is a dual display that look like wrap-around sunglasses with a transparent screen. This would allow for a true heads-up display scenario for both eyes, allowing 3d. This could allow objects to look like they are actually in the same room as you, not just layered on top of it.
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    dimar , April 7, 2012 11:07 PM
    Good for watching porn any time anywhere ;-)
    Also there's always going to be somebody watching a movie while driving. This tech will need some laws. Now if they could find a way to connect it to person's nervous system, that would be an accomplishment..
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    drew455 , April 7, 2012 11:41 PM
    just what i need... advertisements in real life.
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    supall , April 8, 2012 12:26 AM
    tokencodeVuzix is doing these the right way... Google's prototype looks annoying to look at and it's only 1 eye. Vuzix is a dual display that look like wrap-around sunglasses with a transparent screen. This would allow for a true heads-up display scenario for both eyes, allowing 3d. This could allow objects to look like they are actually in the same room as you, not just layered on top of it.


    Yes, because what we all want are HUDs on both eyes obstructing our LOS with texts and graphs. For fighter pilots, that isn't a big deal in skies that aren't filled with traffic to begin with. WIth helicopter pilots, they have a HUD on only one eye (last I checked anyways). So to have a HUD on both eyes, that's a problem. If you look at Google's design, its not directly in front of your eye, allowing you to look up briefly to see what notification you need.

    Google's approach is more intuitive and natural. It will also prevent you from trying to pay attention to the screen when there is something ahead of you to worry about (ie a car in traffic). What Google seems to want to do with this is create a simple widget/notification display and a camera with which to share video with.
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    rumandcoke , April 8, 2012 12:29 AM
    a tracking cookie that monitors what you say, where you go and how many times you touch yourself...

    ...all personal data for sale by AT&T to Big-Brother at a nominal fee.

    no thanks
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    zulutech , April 8, 2012 12:40 AM
    tokencodeVuzix is doing these the right way... Google's prototype looks annoying to look at and it's only 1 eye. Vuzix is a dual display that look like wrap-around sunglasses with a transparent screen. This would allow for a true heads-up display scenario for both eyes, allowing 3d. This could allow objects to look like they are actually in the same room as you, not just layered on top of it.


    It's a known fact that Vuzix aren't good.
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    jkflipflop98 , April 8, 2012 12:42 AM
    It's OK when it's on your smartphone, but putting the screen near your eye somehow changes everything? What a bunch of trogs. TH never changes.
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    flamethrower205 , April 8, 2012 2:17 AM
    Bleh, I wouldn't wear that at all. Now I can have even more annoying things popping up all the time - not just on my laptop. I prefer to focus on the reality actually in front of me.
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    klarkmdb , April 8, 2012 2:49 AM
    AppLe wilL calL it iSEE
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    dreadlokz , April 8, 2012 3:20 AM
    this is SOOO cool! I rly don't like looking at screens outdoors, head down to see something at my phone screen, and stuff like that, I rly hope they don't give up, cause there will be a LOT of issues with this tech, but for sure, will be the future... hopefully, way smaller =)
    I also hope they realize how dumb is to have anything in the center of your fov... this just can not be! =)
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    ojas , April 8, 2012 6:32 AM
    Hmmm...at least if these get viruses you could just smash them on the ground :D 
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