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Google's futuristic heads-up display glasses (photos)

The ultra-connected prototype glasses pull up maps, directions, events notifications, and locations of nearby friends, right in the wearer's line of sight.

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Vision test

In a new video, Google reveals plans for a futuristic ultra-connected augmented reality that displays nearly every Google product in a pair of glasses.
Project Glass, as Google calls it, is the company's prototype of a hands-free system that can pull up maps, directions, events notifications, and the locations of nearby friends right in a wearer's line of sight.
Read more about Project Glass here.
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin sports augmented reality glasses at a charity event yesterday.
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Google's Project Glass icons

A few of the available Google services icons are show in the Project Glass heads-up display.
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Check your calendar

Wake up and get a glimpse of your day's agenda with the pop-up calendar in Google's Project Glass.
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Chat notifications

See your incoming chat messages
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Respond to chats with your voice

And respond to chats with your voice just by speaking.
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Pop notifications

Get pop-up notifications in the heads-up display glasses.
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In-eye maps and directions

Lost? Simply speak and a map and directions pop up right before your eyes.
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Turn by turn navigation

Even get turn by turn directions right in the heads up display.
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Where are they?

Get notified that friends are located nearby.
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An on-demand in-eye camera

Want to snap a picture? Call up your camera, see the frame, and take a picture as you look at it.
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Speak to add events

Want to see that show? Add it right to your calendar immediately.
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In store directions

Find maps and directions to specific areas inside stores right away on the heads-up display.
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Check in to your favorite spots

Check into your favorite spots right away with Project Glass.
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Video chat and share view

Video chat with friends right in your field of view, and maybe ever share your view of the world.
Read more about Project Glass here.

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