More Google Glass details revealed

Isabelle Olsson, lead designer of Google's Project Glass, talks about the design of the Google...

Isabelle Olsson, lead designer of Google's Project Glass, talks about the design of the Google Glass during the keynote at Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, in San Francisco on June 27, 2012 in San Francisco. AFP PHOTO/Kimihiro Hoshino

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, Last Updated: 11:58 AM ET

It won't be much longer until our mobile devices leave our pockets and become a part of us.

Google released a video showcasing its wearable computer, Google Glass, on Wednesday.

Glass is worn as a pair of glasses and has a display in the upper-right hand corner.

The video shows how Glass works from a first-person perspective.

The device is voice activated, so a wearer can say: "OK Glass, take a video," and it will record everything the user can see through the frames.

Users can initiate a video chat in their line of sight by saying, "Hang out with," followed by a name. In the video chat, a friend or colleague sees everything the user sees.

It can also e-mail, translate, Google, plot maps and access social media.

 

 

The tech giant unveiled the device last year at a launch event, but this is the first time we've seen how it works.

Google is asking "bold, creative individuals" in the U.S. to be testers. Interested applicants can describe what they'd use Glass for on Google+ or Twitter with the hashtag #IfIHadGlass. The deadline is Feb. 7.

But those chosen will still have out fork out $1,500 for the device.

Other companies are also experimenting with wearable technology. Apple patented a head-mounted display in July 2012.

In the patent, Apple suggests the device could be used to view video, display CAT scans or MRI images in surgeon's field of vision, or give emergency responders'  tactical information.

Glass will likely hit shelves sometime in 2014.

 


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