Google invites public to try Glass at American Tobacco Campus - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Google invites public to try Glass at American Tobacco Campus

Posted: Updated:
Google Glass team members wear Google Glasses at a booth at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Google Glass team members wear Google Glasses at a booth at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
DURHAM, N.C. -

Google will bring its highly buzzed Glass project to the American Tobacco Campus on Oct. 5, giving the public a chance to get its hands on the innovative new technology.

The Google Glass trial event will be held at Bay 7 of the American Tobacco Campus from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Google Glass is a hands-free computer device encased in a titanium eyeglass frame. The glasses allow users to access on-the-go maps, voice searches, video calls and photo sharing.

The company says Glass is a liberating breakthrough that will make technology more convenient and less obnoxious in social situations than checking a smartphone to see what's happening in your digital realm.

"Our vision behind Glass is to put you back in control of your technology by giving you a simple, elegantly designed hands-free device that's on only when you need it and off when you don't," Google explained.

Since May, 10,000 so-called "Glass Explorers" have been invited to try Google Glass and develop apps for the technology. Only 40 people in North Carolina were selected to be part of the trial program.

The Durham event is one of the first times there has been an open, public event for consumers to try the glasses. Google offers three basecamps -- in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles -- to teach people how use Glass and have their questions answered by experts.

"The selection of North Carolina's Research Triangle Park region adds to its reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship," Google said.

The announcement comes as the company announced earlier this week that the American Underground at the Tobacco Campus had been selected as one of seven Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hubs around the United States and Canada.

A Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub means direct access to Google developers, early access to Google products and mentoring opportunities.

RELATED STORIES

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • MSU Offense, Defense Pose Challenges For Southern Miss; USM Basketball Releases Schedule

    MSU Offense, Defense Pose Challenges For Southern Miss; USM Basketball Releases Schedule

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:32:33 GMT
    With USM's in-state clash with Mississippi State just four days away, the challenges associated with facing an SEC opponent on the road are becoming more and more evident. On offense MSU is led by junior quarterback Dak Prescott, who is the epitome of a dual threat signal caller. The Bulldogs then return a defense that ranked No. 18 in the nation in yards per game a year ago. Considering Nick Mullens is starting just his seventh game under center for Southern Miss, the Golden Eagles can expec...
    With USM's in-state clash with Mississippi State just four days away, the challenges associated with facing an SEC opponent on the road are becoming more and more evident. On offense MSU is led by junior quarterback Dak Prescott, who is the epitome of a dual threat signal caller. The Bulldogs then return a defense that ranked No. 18 in the nation in yards per game a year ago. Considering Nick Mullens is starting just his seventh game under center for Southern Miss, the Golden Eagles can expec...
  • Couple plunge to death while taking 'selfie' as their children watch in horror

    Couple plunge to death while taking 'selfie' as their children watch in horror

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:02:44 GMT
    An image from Stillman Leaders Twitter feed showing some folks at the cliffs last summer.An image from Stillman Leaders Twitter feed showing some folks at the cliffs last summer.
    A couple 'taking a selfie' on the edge of a cliff died when they fell hundreds of feet while their young children watched.. The Polish couple died after falling from the rocky edge in Cabo da Roca, western Portugal.
    A couple 'taking a selfie' on the edge of a cliff died when they fell hundreds of feet while their young children watched.. The Polish couple died after falling from the rocky edge in Cabo da Roca, western Portugal.
  • Local Blood Shortage

    Local Blood Shortage

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:57:57 GMT
    Local Blood ShortageLocal Blood Shortage
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - According to United Blood Services 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood, but less than three percent actually donate."There is no substitute for blood, we can substitute a lot of things, but blood has to come from our area residents that care enough to give the gift of life," Senior Donor Recruiter, Beverly Clark said.Now the blood bank that services Forrest General Hospital and Wesley Medical Center has a declining supply of type O blood."When there's an ac...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - According to United Blood Services 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood, but less than three percent actually donate."There is no substitute for blood, we can substitute a lot of things, but blood has to come from our area residents that care enough to give the gift of life," Senior Donor Recruiter, Beverly Clark said.Now the blood bank that services Forrest General Hospital and Wesley Medical Center has a declining supply of type O blood."When there's an ac...
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.