Google publicly unveiled their “Project Glass” research project today, ending months of rumors that the search giant has been working on a wearable piece of hardware.

A photo of the protoype released today looks like a pair of lensless eyeglasses that have a small projection glass screen above the wearer’s right eye.  The device runs on Google’s android software and will overlay information to the user based on their location similar to a heads-up display on a fighter aircraft. A demo video also released today shows a person walking around New York City being able to track his friend’s location, route around a closed subway, and take pictures simply by looking at what he wants to photograph. It operates with speech commands similar to how Apple’s Siri works.

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The device is far from being ready for production, but Google is rumored to have a sneak preview and possibly beta versions available at their upcoming IO conference in May.

Read more about the device at the New York Times.

Lon Seidman is the host and producer of “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube and Amazon. He creates in-depth, consumer-friendly product reviews and commentary. His YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views.

In addition to being a full-time content creator, Lon is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford (his alma mater) where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial content creation.

Prior to becoming a full-time creator, Lon was a partner at The Safety Zone, his family’s business that manufactures gloves and safety equipment. The company has locations around the globe and employs over 200 people worldwide. The Safety Zone was acquired by the Genuine Parts Corporation in 2016.

Lon is also active in public service, serving as the Chairman of the Essex Board of Education, a member of the Region 4 Board of Education, and as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. He was endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans for his re-election in 2021.

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