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Google sells pricey Glass to anyone in US

It still costs $1,500, but Google opened up its Glass Explorer program to anyone in the States. Meanwhile, LG launches its Lifeband Touch fitness tracker and the Jawbone Up judges your driving habits.

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This episode of CNET Update covers what's new in the weird world of wearables:

  • Google is calling for more Glass Explorer recruits. Anyone from the US can spend $1,500 (plus tax) to own the Explorer version of Glass, which is still in an experimental phase. Once Google deems it ready for prime time, the price should go down to something more reasonable -- hopefully around $200 since it is an accessory.
  • LG will sell its Lifeband Touch activity tracker on May 18. It's part fitness band, part smartphone remote. The Lifeband Touch first arrives in Best Buy, but it will be in more stores in June.
  • Jawbone Up is now judging your driving habits with the help of the Automatic car-tracking device. The two systems are working together to merge health data with driving data. This blend may guilt you into walking instead of driving -- or it could tell you what routes put you in a bad mood. (Um, what?)

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