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The elusive Google Project Glass has put in an appearance at CES – in a Vegas club to be precise. We got close up with Google engineer Adrian Wong and chatted with the designers behind the tech.
On inspection, the augmented-reality glasses look surprisingly stylish and solidly built. Voice controls are the main method of interaction but in a noisy environment – like, say, a Vegas nightclub – the specs sport a small trackpad on their side. Swiping on the finger-sized pad provides easy scrolling with tapping for selection. No sign of the rumoured head-tilt controls though, sadly.
We were also told that the Google Glasses' facial recognition is working – and that in the final product, it could be used to instantly access a person’s Facebook profile as you’re talking to them.
While Google's employees were tight-lipped on the subject of battery life, the device was on – and filming – for most of the night, so expect a similar battery life to that of your mobile. All in all it looks and feels like it fits its $US1500 pre-order price tag.
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