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Google co-founder spotted wearing Google Goggles

Sergey Brin takes the glasses prototype for a night out, wears them at a dinner

The same day that Google took the wraps off its computerized eye glasses, the company's co-founder Sergey Brin was spotted wearing a pair while out to dinner.

Technology blogger Robert Scoble on Thursday posted a picture of Brin wearing the Google goggles on Twitter.

"Sergey wouldn't let me wear the Google Glasses but I could see they were flashing info to him. I so want one of these!" Scoble tweeted. "They look very light weight. Not much different than a regular set of glasses!"

He also tweeted that the glasses were a prototype and "many months, if not years" away from being ready for market.

Reports of the Android-based glasses first hit in February. The glasses are expected to be priced between $250 and $600, and include 3G or 4G data connections along with motion and GPS sensors.

The glasses, which resemble Oakley Thump glasses also will have a small screen that will sit a few inches from a user's eyes, along with a camera, microphone and speakers.

On Thursday, Google put the rumors to rest, releasing a concept video that showed how the glasses might work.

The glasses appear to have some of the features smartphones. For instance, the glasses are designed to schedule meetings, take photos, check the weather, get directions, and place a video call.

The information appears in the user's field of vision, and the glasses can be controlled by voice.

Dubbing the project, Project Glass, Google is looking for feedback on the goggles.

Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet and Web 2.0, emerging technologies, and desktop and laptop chips for Computerworld. Follow Sharon on Twitter at @sgaudin, on Google+ or subscribe to Sharon's RSS feed. Her email address is sgaudin@computerworld.com.

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