So you might have heard about Google Glass? And you may have heard that China is trying to be an independent country in terms of IT and other Software related technologies, the prime example of which is the event in which they had banned Microsoft Windows 7 OS. This time, Chinese Internet Giant company named Baidu has formally announced the launch of its version of Google Glass, which according to them, is way better than Google’s version.
So, what special features are there in Baidu? Well, In Google Glass, you might have seen that there was an actual Glass in it. Weel, Baidu Eye has no screen or any optical display. Instead, the device looks like a wraparound headset that rests on top of a user’s ears. There is an earpiece on its left arm and a camera on its right arm that takes photos, recognizes objects and analyzes information in its surroundings, according to the company.
How Baidu Eye works is that Baidu Eye sends information to a user’s mobile device (smartphone or tablet) via an app. In an apparent jab at Google, the company said this method makes it “easier to browse than on a small, mounted screen” and aims to “consume less energy so the battery lasts much longer.”
“Baidu Eye is able to sync information both visually (through smartphone — larger screen, less stress on eyes compared to the small visual display on Google Glass) and aurally,” a spokesperson was found stating, adding that it provides “the same kind of functionality” as Glass.
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