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Google Glass Is On Its Way

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Technology hasn’t been exciting for a while, but Google Glass—eyewear equipped with a micro computer—has bought the zing back into the geek world, and how. The augmented reality glasses, eagerly awaited since 2012, are finally in the hands of developers who have coughed up $1,500 to get themselves a pair. The glasses are essentially based on a principle that has existed for decades in science fiction movies. According to Tech Radar, the glasses are equipped with a camera, display, touchpad, battery and microphone, all built into spectacle frames so that users can perch a display in their fields of vision, film, take pictures, search and translate on the go. The glasses will hit the market in a year. Google Glass will also produce sound using bone-induction technology. This technology vibrates your skull to create sound, which is both more grisly- sounding and much less cumbersome than traditional headphones. They have already caused a stir by being banned in certain parts of the United States where such eye wear is seen as an encroachment of privacy.