Google acquires smart glasses startup North

Could Google be ready to work on another consumer smart glasses project?

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Eyeing the Future

North launched its Focals 1.0 in January. The smart glasses use tiny lasers hidden in the arm to project images in front of the wearer’s eye. When paired to a smartphone, they can show directions, display notifications, and even hail an Uber. The smart glasses were short-lived, however. North announced in December that it discontinued the production of Focals 1.0 to develop a second-generation version.

Unknown Market

Despite the fact that companies around the world are investing massive amounts of time and effort into smart glasses, no one really knows what the market for them will look like.

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