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Baidu demos Google Glass rival

Unlike Google Glass, Baidu Eye has no display. Rather, the head-mounted device analyzes images and other data from a user's surroundings, and transfers the data to a paired smartphone. Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) argues the lack of a display both improves battery life and lowers eye strain.

Eye can recognize objects that are available on e-commerce sites, and then (via the connected smartphone) direct users to the appropriate site. Baidu admits use cases are limited for now, but insists it has "an enormous data set of clothes, bags, and flora."

Like Glass, Eye is still in beta. Baidu hasn't provided details about pricing or availability.

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  • China Stock Research
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    A more amusing story out of Baidu World was the chopsticks than detect if food has been prepared with used cooking oil.


    Perhaps a bit funny, but also quite practical - "recycled" oil is apparently loaded with carcinogens and is also just plain disgusting.


    For the company, the smart sticks are a good example of innovation beyond an already established theme, and could also be used to improve the lives of Chinese citizens...and probably great PR as well.
    3 Sep 2014, 08:49 PM Reply Like
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