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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Preview Alexa Smart Glasses

Smart glasses, available by invitation only.   Seems still an uncertain effort.  Like most of these efforts to date like this seem quite narrowly targeted  Would need skills for visual analysis and interaction.   For now does not have a camera.   Perhaps such systems can be considered proposal  'platforms' for the delivery of assemblages of skills in given contexts. 

Amazon Echo Frames preview: trying on the Alexa smart glasses
Wear Alexa on your head everywhere you go
By Chris Welch@chriswelch   

We’ve just gotten some brief time with Amazon’s first smart eyeglasses, the Echo Frames, at the company’s Seattle headquarters. Amazon is positioning the glasses as the ultimate take-Alexa-everywhere product, but it’s also trying to balance that pitch with privacy: there’s a button on the glasses to disable its microphones, and the Echo Frames lack any kind of camera. As the company considers these a “day one” product for tech enthusiasts, they’ll eventually be available on an invitational basis for $179.99.  ......  "  

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