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Baidu developing digital eyewear similar to Google Glass

Chinese search engine Baidu is reportedly making a prototype digital eyewear called Baidu Eye, similar to Google Glass.

According to the company, Baidu Eye is a device mounted on a headset with a small LCD screen, and will enable users to make image and voice searches as well as conduct facial recognition matches.

Baidu spokesman Kaiser Kuo said that the glasses are being tested internally and the company has not decided whether the product will be made commercially available.

"We haven’t decided whether it is going to be released in any commercial form right now, but we experiment with every kind of technology that is related to search," Kuo said.

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Earlier, Google launched a trial of Google Glass, Android powered, internet-connected device that operates on voice commands.

Apple was recently reported as developing a new iWatch that uses Intel chips and perhaps a previous version of the iPod Nano that could be launched in the next six months.

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