Google buys smart glasses company North
Google has bought a company that makes smart glasses, following the failure of its own, Glass, to go mass market.
North, founded in Canada in 2012, said it would now be "winding down" support for its first-generation Focals.
And it would not ship the next version.
Google senior vice-president of devices and services Rich Osterloh wrote: "We're building towards a future where helpfulness is all around you, where all your devices just work together and technology fades into the background."
Apple and Samsung are also rumoured to be launching glasses, while Facebook's Oculus division is looking to turn virtual reality mass market.


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