Google Glass distribution begins this week

Google Glass distribution begins this week

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Isabelle Olsson, lead designer of Google's Project Glass, talks about the design of the Google Glass during the keynote at Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, in San Francisco on June 27, 2012 in San Francisco. AFP PHOTO/Kimihiro Hoshino (Photo credit should read KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/GettyImages)

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Posted on April 18, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 18 at 8:44 AM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google is starting to distribute its new Internet-connected glasses, something seen as the next breakthrough in mobile computing.

   Google has picked 8,000 people in the U.S. who entered a contest. The winners will have to pay $1,500 apiece for a test version of Google Glass. The company also took an unspecified number of orders from computer programmers.

   Google said Wednesday it started making the glasses available Tuesday, though it may take weeks for recipients to get them.

   The excitement stems from a belief that Google Glass is at the forefront of a new wave of technology known as "wearable computing." Published reports say that Google, Apple Inc. and others also are working on Internet-connected wristwatches.

   Google hopes to lower prices by the time it's on the mass market next year.
 

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