Remember the glasses from the Terminator movies that showed information on the lenses? Google is working on something similar.
The company has reportedly produced a new pair of augmented reality glasses that beam real-time information from services such as Google Maps in a Terminator-style heads-up display (HUD).
9to5Google claims to have seen a prototype of the Google Goggles, that the site says closely resemble the Thump glasses made by Oakleys, which feature a built-in audio system.
Last December, it was reported that Google was working on a new pair of high-tech glasses that were essentially a wearable HUD that could tap into Google’s cloud-based applications for information based on the user’s surroundings.
This data, from services such as Google Maps, would then appear to the user as an augmented reality computer display.
According to 9to5Google, the glasses not only exist, but they also do a lot more than just AR. The website claims that the goggles have a tiny front-facing camera with a flash that can gather information and take photos. They will also run a navigation system operated by the user tilting their head to scroll and click, it says.
The site further claims that the Google Goggles will have voice input and output, as well as the equivalent CPU, RAM and storage of an older generation Android smartphone.