New Google Goggles Place Web Graphics on Top of Your View of the World


Beware: the video embedded below just might blow your mind.

Google recently unveiled a prototype of their "techno-glasses," the latest top secret project from the tech giant's Google X blue-sky ideas lab. The web glasses made their debut via a Google+ page titled Project Glass.

A promotional video that has made its way onto Youtube makes the glasses look pretty impressive. They're voice controlled like Apple's iPhone 4S and they interface with most web applications including GPS directions, email and video chat. The graphics display places video chat windows and GPS maps right in front of the user's face, so these images appear to be hovering over the real world.

"We think technology should work for you - to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don't," said Google in their promotional release.

The glasses run on a variant of Google's mobile Android operating system, so icons and apps will be familiar to users who own a Google-powered mobile device like a smartphone. No release date has been confirmed for the techno-glasses and Google's initial statement is light on tech details, but you can see a video of the gadget in action below:


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