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Baidu making a Google Glass competitor called "Eye"

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Baidu making a Google Glass competitor called
This is a pretty interesting report, because it's one of those few stories that comes out that started as an April Fool's joke, but actually turns out to have some truth to it. On April Fool's Day, a few reports went around saying that Baidu was working on a Google Glass competitor called Baidu Eye. That's a pretty solid prank, because it sounds reasonable enough that people could believe it. 

Baidu making a Google Glass competitor called "Eye"
The thing is that the story was apparently based on a “kernel of truth” according to Baidu spokesperson Kaiser Kuo. Kuo says that so far it has only been through "a small internal test", and it's unclear if the product will ever make it to market. Supposedly Baidu Eye is designed a lot like Google Glass with a head-mounted camera and an ocular interface built with LED. The idea is to focus on "visual search on images and voice command".

The original April Fool's reports from Sina Tech, a Chinese news source, said that the product has been in development for "several years", and even named hardware partners like Qualcomm, but Kuo says that none of that is true. 

source: Sina Tech (prank) via TechCrunch

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posted on 03 Apr 2013, 21:23

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5150; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Baidu
-Made In China :)

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 01:47 1

6. TheMan (Posts: 389; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Just like many other electronics products from Apple, Acer, Amazon, Cisco, Dell, HP, Nokia, etc.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 06:26 1

8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5150; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yup, everything is made in China! We can't escape!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 13:13

11. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Baidu
-Developed and Made in China :)

-Fixed

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 21:34

2. Pings (Posts: 300; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Who writes this? Come PA, really! I don't understand how YOU do not already know this, but a Chinese rip off/clone is not a ''competitor". WOW

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 21:40 2

3. tiara6918 (Posts: 1341; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Baidu is china's google. But it will really be a surprise if that Baidu eye is real

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 23:50 2

4. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


MADE.IN.CHINA.

Will it explode or blind off the users?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 01:03

5. rock_rock (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


NO China >_

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 03:53

7. lyndon420 (Posts: 1706; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Would be nice to have some 'decent' options for wearable tech.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 08:26

9. coppico (Posts: 22; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


last 5 words in article "none of that is true" looool

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:25

10. Obie-Wan (Posts: 27; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Dude : check out Guys!!!

Guys : What??!

Dude : I'm using my 'eye'

Guys : ......

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