Baidu making a Google Glass competitor called "Eye"

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. 

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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10 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Baidu -Made In China :)

6. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

11. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Baidu -Developed and Made in China :) -Fixed

2. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 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

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

4. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

MADE.IN.CHINA. Will it explode or blind off the users?

5. rock_rock

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

NO China >_

9. coppico

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 03, 2012

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

10. Obie-Wan

Posts: 113; Member since: May 24, 2012

Dude : check out Guys!!! Guys : What??! Dude : I'm using my 'eye' Guys : ......

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