China’s Baidu shows off alternative to Google Glass, without optical display

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Chinese search engine Baidu is offering its own answer to Google Glass, but the headmounted device, which can visually scan and identify objects, comes without an optical display to extend battery life.

Called BaiduEye, the product is still in development, but the company on Wednesday showed off several prototypes during its annual technology conference.

Unlike Google’s own smart glasses product, BaiduEye relies on an ear piece attached to the left side, instead of an optical display, to feed information back to the user.

A camera attached to the other side is designed to snap pictures, and recognize objects that enter into its sight.

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