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Google to launch ‘wearable computer’?

gadgets Updated: Dec 21, 2011 18:46 IST

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Google is reportedly developing computer glasses with a “heads up display” that would allow people to use the Internet out in the real world.



According to a New York Times report, the “Google Goggles” are designed as augmented reality devices that send information back to an Android smartphone attached the users’ clothing or body.



Google’s specialist Seth Weintrub said that the latest prototype looks similar to thick-rimmed glasses but provides “a display with a heads up computer interface”.



“There are a few buttons on the arms of the glasses, but otherwise, they could be mistaken for normal glasses,” News.com.au quoted Weintrub, as saying.



According to the report, the device that is said to operate via Wi-Fi Internet connection or Bluetooth, has been developed in the search giants secret “Google X” laboratory.



If the rumours of these computer glasses turns out to be true, the technology could be the first step towards doing away with touchscreen technology altogether.