Google has been busy lately trying to carve out new avenues for content. The latest of which is Project Glass. The new hardware would allow users to view an AR (augmented reality) layer anywhere mixed with their own vision.
The concept video shows off everyday uses of the AR layer, which would have ties back to a smartphone-style OS. Much like the Google Goggles app for Android (and built into the Google Search app elsewhere), Project Glass could parse what the user is looking at against Google's pictures database, providing contextual data and linking to useful listings.
The “glasses” themselves are more than a little odd looking, resembling more an Android's kit from Star Trek than a normal set of prescription frames.
Pricing and availability will be released once testing has finished and the hardware is finalized.
Original article: Google Unveils Project Glass: Wearable Augmented Reality Glasses (AllThingD)