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Blink and you missed it: Google has a new pair of prototype AR glasses


I thought Google killed its augmented reality glasses after they couldn’t live up to the promise of real-time translation. I thought Project Iris was vaporware after the company shed its AR leaders and downsized the division that was reportedly facing internal turmoil.

But we may have written off Google’s Glasses too soon — because Google just revealed a new prototype pair in a blink-and-you-missed-it moment at Google I/O.

In the heat of the moment, I thought the Googler simply donned a pair of normal glasses before pulling out their smartphone at 1:30 in the Project Astra demo video below. But no, those frames are thick.

There’s even a little picture-in-picture moment where you can see them wearing the glasses. Here it is zoomed…

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