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TechBits: wearable technology (4.10.13)

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Wearable technology is getting lots of attention.

Google has come out with Google Glasses, which are specs powered by voice commands.  They can take pictures, record video, and even do things like send text messages and place phone calls.  The glasses are being sent to testers who've applied to Google.  No word on when the glasses may be sold in the open market.

A company called Pebble is using Bluetooth to connect a watch to smart phones.  The watch is designed for people who sometimes are not able to get their phones out of their pockets when they get calls.  This could include bicyclists, or even people who are driving.  It allows phone calls and other uses of app-driven data- but doesn't require both hands to operate.

Pebble was funded by crowd sourcing, and got more than $10 million in backing in one month.

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