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Google Unveils Its Glass Eyewear Interface

Google have released a promotional video of its latest venture, the augmented reality glasses known as Google Glass.

In a video posted by the company on YouTube yesterday, Google showcased to the world just how the wearable computer, named Project Glass, would look from the point of view of the user.

The video shows how using voice control, you can take pictures and videos, send messages, make video calls, search the internet, or even ask for directions through the glasses, with a small, transparent dashboard appearing in the top right hand corner of your vision.

Google claims that all of the footage used in the YouTube video was captured with the Project Glass eyewear.

As for the aesthetics of the eyewear, Glass will be available in five different colours - black, grey, blue, red and white - and will also come with removeable shades.

The glasses currently look a bit clunky, but the New York Times claims that Google is working in collaboration with trendy eyewear start-up Warby Parker to design more fashionable frames.

It is still not known how much the glasses will cost, or even when they will be available to order. However, Google has announced how a select few can become one of the first owners of the Glass devices.

Potential "Explorers" must submit a 50-word application, along with a 15-second video and five photographs, detailing what they would do with the early version of Glass.

The chosen few must then invest in a Project Glass "Explorer Kit", thought to be around $1500, and be able to pick up the kit in person from locations in New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco.

In a statement, Google said: "We're looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass. We're still in the early stages, and while we can't promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting."


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