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Google Glass features showcased in newly released video

Firm's highly-anticipated product is just the latest in the wave of wearable tech device to be unveiled in 2013
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A YouTube video uploaded by Google has offered fresh details on the firm's highly anticipated smart glasses.

Within the clip, the search giant showcases its Google Glass device in action, including the interface, which users experience in their own line of sight upon wearing the device.

In conjunction with the new video, Google has announced it will be opening the trial of the product up to both "creative individuals" and developers.

"We're looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass," said Google in a statement.

"We're still in the early stages and, while we can't promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting."

Google Glass was initially unveiled at an event held by the firm last year, during which developers were offered the opportunity to get their hands on the device for the mighty sum of $1,500.

Sergey Brin, the firm's co-founder was recently spotted field-testing the product himself on the New York subway system.

Google Glass is just one example of wearable tech, which is widely acknowledged as a key area of growth for tech firms in 2013.

Rumours surrounding Apple's heavily tipped smartwatch – currently known only as the iWatch – continue to generate interest throughout the tech industry, particularly what features such a device could offer to the end-user.

Meanwhile, additional firms such as Sony and Microsoft have obtained patents that detail the creation of miniature displays, which cover the users' eyes – however, these are products likely designed in conjunction with both firms' upcoming next-gen console systems.

Check out Google Glass in the video below.


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