THE (GOOGLE) GLASS MENAGERIE

Written by Gareth Branwyn

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Mel Lindstrom/Nomadic Research Labs

Proto “Glass” hacker Steven Roberts and the “Brain Interface Unit” for his 1991 nomadic “BEHEMOTH” bike project. The BIU offered a heads-up data display (via The Private Eye), a headgesture-controlled mouse, radio communications and entertainment audio, spot and flood lights, a rearview mirror, and even a helmet liquid cooling system.

How makers around the world are modding, hacking, and building their own versions of Google’s geeky goggles.

GARETH BRANWYN is a freelance writer and the former editorial director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor ...

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