Google gives developers an early hands-on with Project Glass

Ever since debuting back in April of last year, developers and journalists alike have been clamoring to get their hands on Google's high-tech headwear, Project Glass. Google gave U.S.-based developers a chance to pre-order a pair of its glasses at the 2012 Google I/O, promising we would hear more about Project Glass in early 2013. Not more than two weeks into the new year and it looks like Google made good on its promise: On Tuesday the search giant announced hackathons in San Francisco and New York where select developers can get an early look at the glasses and the new "Mirror" API.

Since these hackathons are primarily for developers, it's highly unlikely Google is going to make any announcements as to Project Glass's availability or pricing. Since this is the first time any non-Google developers are able to work with Project Glass, we're excited to see what plans developers have for the platform and what kinds of apps can be written for it. This year's Google I/O is still several months away, so let's hope we hear more about Project Glass before May rolls around.

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