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    November 23, 2012

    Microsoft working on its own Project Glass

    According to a report by Unwired View, Microsoft Corp. is working on its very own version of what Google calls Project Glass.

    Microsoft’s augmented reality display project first became public through the company’s patent application for the device that states in its abstract:

    “A system and method to present a user wearing a head mounted display with supplemental information when viewing a live event. A user wearing an at least partially see-through, head mounted display views the live event while simultaneously receiving information on objects, including people, within the user’s field of view, while wearing the head mounted display. The information is presented in a position in the head mounted display which does not interfere with the user’s enjoyment of the live event”.

    As can be seen from the abstract, the device will focus primarily on enhancing the live events experience.

    It will be interesting to see how Google Glass will be effected, if at all, by the introduction of Microsoft’s new offering, which has yet to be confirmed, with Google having already generated a significant amount of exposure, publicity and excitement for the prototype that is expected to go on sale to early adopters in the coming months.

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