Google Patents Tech-on-the-Inside Hardware Update of Google Glass

By Gary Cutlack on at

Google has come up with a way to make Google Glass more socially acceptable -- hiding it from view. A new patent filed by the company includes the above image, which shows it's thinking about ways to stick the controversial wearable's hardware inside the glasses frame, so no one knows you're caustically live-blogging the minutiae of your day.

The actual US patent says it's for a wearable display device, with the dotted areas on the example illustration the dead space bits where Google's thinking tech stuff could be hidden. There's still an obvious bump, but it could lead to a future in which Glass could be entirely hidden from view, should the frames be chunky enough. Which is a good thing and also a bad thing. [Glass Almanac via 9to5Google]