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Google Patents a Less Obvious Tech-on-the-Inside Version of Glass

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Google has come up with a way to make Google Glass (a little) more socially acceptable —by tucking the guts inside to hide the obvious parts out of view.

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A new patent filed by the company includes the above image, which shows it's thinking about ways to stick the controversial wearable's hardware inside the glasses frame, so no one knows you're caustically live-tweeting the minutiae of your day.

The actual US patent says it's for a wearable display device, with the dotted areas on the example illustration the dead space bits where Google's thinking tech stuff could be hidden. There's still an obvious bump, but it could lead to a future in which Glass could be entirely hidden from view, should the frames be chunky enough. Which is a good thing and also a bad thing. Discuss. [Glass Almanac via 9to5Google]

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Illustration for article titled Google Patents a Less Obvious Tech-on-the-Inside Version of Glass

This post originally appeared on Gizmodo UK, which is gobbling up the news in a different timezone.

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Finally, a google glass fit for hipsters:

http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/182…

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