Google Glasses first images posted for world to see

An image taken on Google Glasses.
An image taken on Google Glasses.

THE first pictures taken using Google's revolutionary glasses have been revealed to the world.

Google Glass, as the pair of interactive spectacles is better known, works by taking hands-free photographs and videos which can be automatically uploaded to the internet.

The prototype of the new device has been sent to roughly one thousand users to test the product worldwide, some of which have tweeted the first photos from Google Glass using the hashtag #throughglass.

Reactions to the device have been mixed. Sci-fi novelist William Gibson tweeted about his experience of using the glasses: "Was faintly annoyed at just how interesting I found the experience" and said later: "I'm more interested in people reacting to new technology than I am in new technology."

Silicon Valley insider Robert Scoble, one of the first people to get his hands on the prototype, said after two weeks of testing: "I will never live a day of my life from now on without it (or a competitor). It's that significant."

However, others are concerned about being photographed and filmed without their consent and one bar in Seattle is reported to have already banned the device.

Among the first testers to use the device are Google workers Sidney Chang and Sophia Yang, who gave the world a rare glimpse inside the Google offices in California.

An app to accompany the device is in development and Google says it is "a year-ish away" from releasing Glass to the public.

One of the images taken on Google Glasses.
One of the images taken on Google Glasses.

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