Glass, the high tech computer eyewear pioneered by Google is partnering with Luxottica, the makers of Ray-Ban, Oakley, Alain Mikli and Vouge – Eyewear in an attempt to introduce the Glass platform using famous brands to support the emerging smart eyewear market. Google Glass is expected to be released in the United States within the year.

The new innovation has been receiving criticism from skeptics, saying that these equipments invade privacy and that it distracts wearers. As a response the tech giant released in February a recommended code of conduct, advising users not to be “glassholes”. Users are also adviced to follow the same rules in businesses for smartphones.

The Google Glass gives users the ability to snap a picture or an entire video with voice recognition controls. The eyewear is connected to the internet, giving users vital information such as driving directions, voice translation and web browsing, with the information displaying on the glass.

Read more about this on the Australian website.