According to a report on technology blog 9to5google, the Internet search engine giant is working on (and work is going well!) high-tech goggles that will provide users with real-time information about their surroundings and allow them to communicate with Android-based devices.

The blog's report, suggests the Google x Glasses will probably have a Heads Up Display (HUD) over one eye (and to one side of that lens) because the glasses are not transparent.

In addition, the glasses could have a small front-facing camera (with flash) which will be used to gather information from the immediate surroundings and take photographs, if required. The glasses will run on a navigations system the user can operate simply by tilting his/her head to one side, to scroll and click. Finally, it will reportedly also feature voice-assisted input and output, a Central Processing Unit (CPU), onboard storage space... not unlike a slightly older model Android smartphone!

"These glasses, we heard, have a front-facing camera used to gather information and could aid in augmented reality apps," said the report on 9to5Google, "It will also take pictures. The spied prototype has a flash -perhaps for help at night, or maybe it is just a way to take better photos. The camera is extremely small and likely only a few megapixels."

Now... before we get all excited about the idea of strutting about like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the "Terminator" series, do remember actual commercial production of the goggles is still a long way off.

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