Microsoft Tests Eyewear to Rival Google Glass

Microsoft Corp. is testing prototypes for Web-connected eyewear similar to the Google Glass device, people familiar with the matter said, potentially pushing the company into the much-hyped but unproven market for Internet-enabled technology gear worn on the body.

A person familiar with Microsoft’s project said the company has asked several component makers in Asia to supply cameras and other key components for eyewear prototypes. The person cautioned the device may never reach mass production.

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