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Move over, Google Glass, more smart glasses are coming. Last month, Sony announced its version of smart eyewear, and now Intel is gearing up to launch its own options. Rather than develop frames internally, Intel is investing in other companies like Vuzix and partnering with brands like Luxottica to quickly enter the face-wearables market. Vuzix reveals that the chip-maker has invested $24.8 million to help move up the launch of the former's Internet-connected eyewear. Intel is also working with Luxottica to enable smart features like navigation and activity tracking. We're still in the early days of the market, so more competition in the space will only improve the options. Bring it on, Sony and Intel. Maybe —just maybe— 2015 is the year for smart glasses.
· Vuzix says received Intel investment for smart glasses [Reuters]
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