Austinites get a hands-on look at Google Glass

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on December 16, 2013 at 10:20 AM

AUSTIN -- Google has created a new wearable computer, and this weekend, Austinites were able to get a first hand look at the technology.

Google hosted an open house at Brazos Hall for the public to test out Google Glass.

Google Glass is a hands-free computer made of titanium and plastic. It works similar to a smartphone by projecting an image in front of the user's right eye.

The company gave early access to "Glass Explorers" to see what the device has to offer.

"You can take photos with it. You can send and receive email, and the same for text messages. You can get navigation and directions someplace," said Glass Explorer John Knox.

Google Glass is still in the development phase but is expected to launch sometime in 2014.

When the product launches, Google plans to sell Glass for $1,500 a pair.

 

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