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Google Glasses being tested by local resident

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Matt Coddington paid $1,600 to test Google's new wearable computer known simply as "Glass." Matt Coddington paid $1,600 to test Google's new wearable computer known simply as "Glass."
Google's latest gadget is described as a wearable computer that allows viewing of videos, text messages and other information. Google's latest gadget is described as a wearable computer that allows viewing of videos, text messages and other information.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) -- Futuristic technology has arrived in Louisville.

A Southern Indiana resident who works in Louisville is testing what could be the next hot tech product.

From a distance, it looks like Matt Coddington is wearing an upscale pair of fashionable glasses.

But up close it is just a frame he is wearing with a tiny prism attached to one side.

"Anyone who tries it on, usually their expression is: 'oh my gosh!' And 'wow,'" Coddington says.

Coddington is one of just 8,000 people across the country chosen to test Google's early version of what it's calling "Glass."

It is a wearable computer, basically just a frame that holds the prism which contains a tiny computer screen.

"They equate it to being like a 25-inch TV and being eight feet away so when your eyes glance up you just see that screen," explains Coddington.

The device reacts to voice commands just like the latest smart phones.

"It's also hands free," says Coddington. "You are able to see information that is delivered to the tiny screen, text messages and e-mails."

With Glass you can also make phone calls, take pictures and watch videos.

Coddington, a self described tech enthusiast paid $1,600 to test the device that is expected to go on sale to the general public next year.

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