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Microsoft magic glasses

November 23, 2012

A new Microsoft patent describes work on digital glasses that overlay information on top of the user’s view of the world. The spectacles could be used to bring up statistics over a wearer’s view of a baseball game or details of characters in a play.

The glasses, whose patent was filed last year, would rival Google’s Project Glass, planned for release in 2014.

A recent report by Juniper Research indicated that the market for smart glasses and other next-generation wearable tech could be worth $1.5 billion by 2014 and would multiply over following years.

Microsoft’s patent was by the Xbox Incubation unit which previously came up with Kinect.

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