Google Glasses Go Round The Town

  • New York City subway
  • Charity event in April
  • CEO Larry Page wore them at an event in London

Company co-founder Sergey Brin has taken Google's Project Glass Augmented Reality specs out in the town on a test run on the New York City subway last week.

  • New York City subway
  • Charity event in April
  • CEO Larry Page wore them at an event in London

Company co-founder Sergey Brin has taken Google's Project Glass Augmented Reality specs out in the town on a test run on the New York City subway last week.

An augmented reality fan who was also a passenger in the train snapped up the photo of Brin wearing the glasses above.

The last time Brin, who oversees Google's top secret X Labs innovations, was last seen sporting the specs was at a charity event in April last year. A month later, CEO Larry Page wore them at an event in London.

The Android-based glasses will feature a display that sits in front of the user’s eye and a camera to pick up the world around, and will likely be controlled by voice commands and/or a virtual keyboard.

It is thought that the ultra-futuristic tech is still in the development stages won't be available to the general public until 2014.

It seems likely that we'll learn more about the availability and launch features during Google's annual I/O conference which is coming up in May.

Just recently we reported on a latest patent filing published this week that revealed that Google's Project Glass AR specs could be integrated with a laser-projected virtual keyboard, which would allow users to input information by tapping their arm or hand.

Google explained how a virtual keyboard could be used to control the Augmented Reality glasses, expected to go public in 2014. Within the patent, entitled "Methods and Systems for a Virtual Input Device," Google said that the camera and a projector could be used in tandem to facilitate data input on any surface, not just the user's hand.

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