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Though you may look like a complete dork wearing Google Glass, it's the capital-F future realised in the most overtly futuristic way possible. That means people are going to be interested in this thing. That means once guys realise what they can do with it, they'll probably just use it in any way possible to get laid. Or watch sports while trying to get laid. Or play video games while trying to get laid. Or talk to their mates while trying to get laid. Wait. Was Cory Bernardi onto something?


Vuzix, which specialises in technofancy optics, is so eager to ride the coattails of Google Glasses that they're releasing their own version: the Vuzix Smart Glasses M100. The M100 smart glasses run Android Ice Cream Sandwich and has a 720p camera along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and head-tracking sensors. Which means, it's kinda like Google Glasses except that every time anyone asks you if you're wearing Google Glasses you'll have to tell them no and they'll think you're an idiot for wearing knockoff Google Glasses.


When it comes to interacting with computers in unorthodox ways, Google Glass is the first thing that comes to mind. But it's not the only concept; there's also the computer integrated into our clothing, fitness and health concepts that can provide bio-feedback, and others that can control your MP3s. But what about a fully programmable shirt?


Months of planning went into the stunt that saw skydivers throw themselves out of an aircraft above San Francisco while streaming their plunge live via Google Glasses. You'll have to wait a lot longer than that to get a pair of Google Glasses of your own, but you can watch the making-of video right now.


The US Patent and Trademark Office just awarded Google a patent on an "integrated finger-tracking input sensor device" for Google Glasses, which pretty much means that there'll be a trackpad on the side frame of the glasses. That trackpad probably means that the Project Glass system will be controlled with your fingers and not just your voice or eyesight.


Sergey Brin has once again hit the town with Project Glass — but this time he let someone else wear Google's augmented reality headset. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wore the specs on The Gavin Newsom Show, and later told Wired about his brief experience with one of the world's most rarefied pieces of technology.