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Google Takes Wraps off Web-Based Digital Glasses

April 5, 2012

Google Inc is getting into the eyewear business with a pair of thin wraparound shades that puts the company's Web services in your face.

The experimental "augmented reality" glasses - from the same team that is developing self-driven cars -can snap photos, initiate videochats and display directions at the sound of a user's voice.

The prototype digital glasses, unveiled on the company's Google+ social network on Wednesday, are still being tweaked and tested, and are not available in stores yet.

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