Google tries to de-mystify Glass

The highly anticipated product also has people nervous

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Google tries to de-mystify GlassGoogle co-founder Sergey Brin wears a Google Glass device. (Credit: AP/Jeff Chiu)

“Wanna try Glass? Damn right you do. Just kidding… but seriously if you do want to, we’re going to start bringing Glass to cities across the US so you can give it a spin.” That’s how Google introduces its new roadshow across the U.S., where it’ll be giving people who’ve only ever read about Glass to actually see it in person.

In fact the public will be able to try on a Glass headset and ask questions of Google experts. The roadshow starts in Durham, North Carolina on October 5th, and each day event is open for eight hours. To take part you have to sign up with Google beforehand, and it’s not known how many slots are available nor how many other venues are on the tour.

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Glass is controversial for a number of reasons, not least of which is its highly geeky appearance––though Google has filed a patent for a much more normal looking variant. It’s not known how the public version will appear, but Google seems intent on mitigating worries about it with this trip.

Meanwhile Google’s celebrating its 15th birthday with, of course, a doodle. It’s an interactive piñata that you can whack to try to score a higher number of candies. It’s worth two minutes of fun to distract yourself today.

You’ll be able to try on Glass, ask questions and chat with the Glass team in person. We’re kicking off in Durham, NC, on October 5th and we’ll be on the road, heading to other cities after that. Stay tuned here on G+ and we’ll let you know where we’re going next.

[Image: Flickr user Ted Eytan]

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