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Google Glass a Year Away

A Seattle bar has already banned Google Glass from its premises for discretion’s sake

Don't expect Google Glass to be out anytime soon.

Google's globe-trotting chairman Eric Schmidt told the BBC that "It's fair to say that thousands of these will be in use by developers over the next months, and then based on their feedback we will make some product changes, and it's probably a year-ish away."

CEO Larry Page has already suggested the cloud-ified glasses with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity will cost developers around $1,500 for early tests.

The things are supposed to capture 5-megapixel images and video at a 720p resolution and have 16GB of Flash storage synced with Google cloud storage. There are also GPS and SMS messaging possibilities.

A Seattle bar has already banned Google Glass from its premises for discretion's sake.

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