Google unveils augmented-reality glasses
April 4th, 2012
03:58 PM ET

Google unveils augmented-reality glasses

By David Goldman, CNNMoney

Siri is about to get one-upped by Google.

The company on Wednesday unveiled a long-rumored concept called "Project Glass," which takes all the functionality of a smartphone and places it into a wearable device that resembles eyeglasses.

The see-through lens could display everything from text messages to maps to reminders. They may be capable of showing video chats, providing turn-by-turn directions, taking photos and recording notes - all through simple voice commands, according to a concept video produced by the company and released on YouTube.

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Report: Google is developing 'Terminator' glasses
Apps already use augmented reality technology; glasses would take the concept further.
February 22nd, 2012
11:06 AM ET

Report: Google is developing 'Terminator' glasses

By John D. Sutter, CNN

(CNN) - Looks like we're all about to get way more familiar with the concept of "augmented reality."

According to a report on The New York Times' Bits blog, Google is developing a set of glasses that will display digital information on top of the real world. Or, for the pop-culture inclined, they're making "Terminator" glasses.

Here are some details from the report, which CNN has not confirmed: FULL POST

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November 28th, 2011
10:50 AM ET

A photographic 'Street View' tour of America

By John D. Sutter, CNN

Part of me is surprised no one thought of this before.

Photographer Doug Rickard has created a beautiful collection of images of U.S. cities and towns pulled entirely from Street View - that project of Google Maps, started in 2007, which lets people "walk" the streets of the world through photographs taken from Google cars, tricycles and snowmobiles.

Called "A New American Picture," Rickard explains the project in the video interview above, which was filmed by a group called Pier 24 Photography. FULL POST

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