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New, redesigned Google Glass is here

New, redesigned Google Glass is here
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If the tech boom of 2015 is wearable tech, you can thank the likes of Apple Watch and Fitbit and Jawbone trackers for that. After all, smartwatches and fitness trackers were among this year's hottest Christmas gifts.

One wearable tech gadget that wasn't on anyone's Christmas list, though, was Google Glass. The eyeglass-style, wearable computer was quietly shelved by Google earlier this year. Meaning, you can't get Glass, even if you wanted it.

The problems for Glass were at least twofold: It didn't look good; and who wants a computer strapped to their face?

However, as we've told you, Google has kept Glass alive as Project Aura. Google and Google developers are still working on new versions of Glass, like the Glass for Work design above, which was recently filed with the Federal Communications Commission.

No word on when it will be widely available, but the photo above gives some clues as to Glass' new direction. For one thing, it looks cooler; more like a bendable earpiece than a pair of high-tech glasses.

For another thing, tech insiders believe it will be powered by a more powerful Atom microprocessor. And it appears there is space on this version of Glass for a magnetic battery attachment.

Keep reading Happening Now for updates on Google Glass.

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Source: Engadget
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