See what the much-hyped augmented reality spectacles are actually capable of.

This article titled “Google Glass – first pictures taken with smartspecs posted online” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 30th April 2013 12.52 UTC

You might expect that for a sci-fi novelist like William Gibson, a pair of voice-activated glasses able to connect to the internet and take photos or videos without needing you to use your hands would be nirvana.

Judging by his comments on trying Google's new Glass system, the author of the genre-defining 1984 novel Neuromancer thinks so – despite himself. “I … got to try Google Glass, if only for a few seconds,” he tweeted recently, “Was faintly annoyed at just how interesting I found the experience.”

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