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This is an awesome Google Glass feature you’ll hopefully never have to use

Published Jun 4th, 2014 7:45PM EDT
Google Glass Rifle Shooting

Google’s Google Glass smart eyewear has many fans but also many haters, and the device will be available to more and more users in the future, sporting all sorts of interesting, and possibly creepy features. Hopefully, though, most users won’t have the chance to actually try out a Glass-based augmented technology currently in testing by TrackingPoint. The solution lets users shoot a rifle at targets around the corner. While it’s certainly interesting, it’s also potentially dangerous for civilians. And for the military or law enforcement personnel, Glass doesn’t yet offer the kind of battery life that would make it a useful solution in many scenarios.

The startup demoed in a video this Google Glass feature that allows soldiers to fire a gun “around corners, from unsupported positions, behind the back, to the side and over barricades,” all with help of Google’s wearable device that’s connected via Wi-Fi to the rifle, picking up video streamed by the rifle.

The scope technology used by TrackingPoint can stream video to many other mobile devices, not just Google Glass, assuming that’s something anyone wants to do while trying to fire a shot around a corner and from an unsupported position.

The video demoing this Google Glass warzone feature follows below.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.