Feb 28, 2017 - Technology

Google Glass could be replaced with a hat

Ina Fried

One of the big problems with Google Glass was the fact you looked like a dork wearing the things. A newly granted Google patent suggests one potential way to make the camera and computer less visibly jarring — add them into a baseball cap.

The patent describes pairing the hat with a phone for video streaming as well as the use of a personal assistant.

Our patent disclaimer (patent not pending): A patent means someone came up with the idea and the company wanted to protect it, not that there will ever be such a product or feature. And it's worth noting that the patent application was filed back in May 2013, even though it wasn't granted until today.

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