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By Tim Sandle     Feb 23, 2013 in Technology
Google have unveiled more details about their new 'Google Glass' project, via a video launched on YouTube. The glasses are a special 'head-mounted display'.
Google Glass resembles a pair of spectacles, based around an aluminum strip with 2 nose pads). The idea of these glasses is that the wearer can use the special spectacles to take pictures and record video, as well as share content directly via email or social networks.
According to CNET, the devices can be controlled through simple voice commands, such as "OK, Glass, take a picture". Other features appeared to include Skype-like video chats, and other related information such as weather reports and map directions.
Google Glass developed out of 'Project Glass' is a research and development program by Google to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD).
To showcase the new product, Google have made a video which illustrates some of the features:
Google is inviting people in the U.S. to use the hashtag #ifihadglass to suggest ways they would make use of the headset. This is all part of a build-up marketing campaign. The glasses will be released to the public in 2014, according to CNN.
The glasses could be latest tech-wizz idea or something which is used only by specialist. A reported on the Verge reflected the mixed reception:
"I don’t think Glass is right for every situation. It’s easy to see how it’s amazing for parents to capture all of the adorable things their kids are doing, or for skydivers and rock climbers who clearly don’t have their hands free and also happen to be having life changing experiences. And yes, it’s probably helpful if you’re in Thailand and need directions or translation — but this might not be that great at a dinner party, or on a date, or watching a movie. In fact, it could make those situations very awkward, or at the least, change them in ways you might not like."
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