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Google Glass Explorer Edition (pictures)

Google's Explorer Edition has emerged as the biggest hit of the 2012 Google I/O. Take a closer look as an attendee wears them for CNET.

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CNET writer Rafe Needleman checks out an image of fireworks on Google co-founder Sergey Brin's Project Glass spectacles. Brin passed his pair around to several journalists after his elaborate Project Glass presentation at Google I/O 2012 in San Francisco.
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CNET reporter Stephen Shankland gets his turn with Brin's specs.
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin touts the Project Glass computerized glasses at the Google I/O show.
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During an elaborate publicity stunt for the glasses at the Google I/O developers confab, a cyclist rides down the aisle wearing the computerized spectacles, which are filming the goings-on from his point of view. Various POV shots, including those culled from the glasses worn by a group of skydivers, were shown live on screen at the event, as the various parties converged on the Moscone convention center.
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Here are a couple of those skydivers we talked about, as seen by another member of the Project Glass-wearing group. You can see the San Francisco Bay in the background, and in the foreground, lower left, you can see Brin looking up at the live footage on a large screen at S.F.'s Moscone convention center.
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And here's what one of the Project Glass-wearing skydivers saw on the way down toward the roof of the Moscone Center In S.F., where Sergey Brin and the rest of the crowd at Google I/O was watching the footage projected on a large screen.
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Another view of Brin with the San Francisco Bay in the background. You can watch the video of the dramatic publicity stunt here.
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A Google I/O attendee models a cyan-colored pair of Project Glass glasses.
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A little bit closer on those cyan-colored Project Glass spectacles.
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And closer still.

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