Google buys smart glasses start-up North to support ‘ambient’ computing quest

Google buys smart glasses start-up North to support ‘ambient’ computing quest
Google has acquired smart glasses start-up North to help the internet giant develop what it calls ambient computing. A price was not disclosed, but Canada’s The Globe and Mail recently reported a US$180 million deal was imminent.North, based in Kitchener, Ontario, started developing a device in 2012 that responded to gestures and “neuromuscular impulses”, then switched to Focals glasses that pick up on signals from people’s eyes.Earlier this year, North was looking to sell itself because the…

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