By the end of this year, you won't have to pull out your smartphone for directions while walking down the street: The information will be displayed directly in front of your very eyes, if you buy a pair of the glasses Google is developing. The Android-based glasses, which will have a 3G or 4G connection and are expected to cost around the same amount as a smartphone, will stream information in real time on a small screen a few inches from the eyeball, sources tell the New York Times.
The glasses will also include sensors like motion and GPS and a low-resolution camera, making it possible for the glasses to give the user information about location and even nearby friends. Users are expected to scroll and click through the information via head tilts. Privacy is a concern, as Google wants to make sure people know if the glasses are recording them. The glasses, which are being built in Google's secretive Google X laboratories, are not intended to be worn at all times. Apple is exploring a similar option, but its creation would be worn around the wrist. (Read more Google stories.)