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Google Glass to go on US sale for just one day

Google Glass will be available to consumers for a single day next week for £894, the technology giant has announced.

The search engine developer announced that on April 15, customers in the US will be able to buy it on their website for a 24 hour period.

This will be the first time the general public will have the chance to buy Glass.

Google Glass is a miniature computer you can talk to, attached to a frame. Credit: Jens Kalaene/DPA

Google Glass started as a concept project in 2012, before going into development shortly after as a headset that syncs with your smartphone and enables users to have their messages and other digital interactions appear in their peripheral vision as they go about their day.

Users can also take photos and make video calls using the device.

"We'd planned to post this next week, but it looks like the cat's out of the bag now," said Google in a post, referring to leaked documents which hinted at the sale.

NYPD testing out 'usefulness' of Google Glass

America's largest police force has confirmed it has been testing out Google Glass "to determine any possible useful applications."

The New York Police Department is testing two pairs of Google Glass Credit: PA

NYPD Deputy Commissioner Stephen Davis made a statement about the force's use of the internet-connected glasses:

"In December of 2013 the Department obtained two pairs of Google Glass and has been evaluating these devices in an attempt to determine any possible useful applications.

"The devices have not been deployed in any actual field or patrol operations, but rather are being assessed as to how they may be appropriately utilised or incorporated into any existing technology-based functions."


Case against US Google Glass driver dismissed

A US woman who was stopped by police and given a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving has had her case dropped after a traffic court in California found no proof the device was operating at the time.

Defendant Cecilia Abadie smiles after appearing in traffic court to win her Google Glass case.

Technology entrepreneur Cecilia Abadie, who was testing the device for Google Inc, was pulled over for speeding in San Diego in October and also given a citation for using a visual "monitor" in her car while driving, in what the Highway Patrol said was a violation of state law.

However, Court Commissioner John Blair dismissed the citation against the 44-year-old on the grounds of a lack of proof that her Google Glass was turned on while she was driving.

"I believe we have to start experimenting with devices like this," Abadie said. "As a hands-free device it is safer than a cell phone."

Blair also dismissed the speeding ticket against Abadie, because of a lack of evidence.