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Despite a market strewn with the frames of prior failures, Lenovo on Sunday introduced smart glasses that can make spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations seem like they’re hanging in the air.

The company, which is pitching the new device for both business travelers and remote workers, hopes to have finally cracked the code for smartglasses. Many companies have tried to develop the sci-fi technology over the years, but none have made much of an inroad because of clunky designs, poor displays, high prices, and privacy concerns.

Most famously, Google’s debuted its Glass project in 2012 with a pair of glasses that included a camera and a small projection area in the lens for messages and notifications. But consumers were outraged over the privacy implications of glasses that could surreptitiously record video.

Google ended the consumer effort in 2015, though it continued the project in a more limited fashion aimed at corporate users.

More recently, startup Magic Leap spent a decade trying to develop a set of augmented and virtual reality glasses. But the company failed to …read more

Source:: Fortune.com – Tech


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