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China 2.0

Google Glass, Chinese-Style: Here Comes 'Baidu Eye'



BEIJINGInternet giant Baidu has made billions following in Google's footsteps in China's emerging online market. Now, after coming to dominate the Chinese online search business, Baidu is right on the heels of the rollout of Google Glass, with its own interactive eyewear, reports Sina Tech.

Though still in a preliminary phase, the company plans to produce the glasses to feature a tiny LCD screen, image recognition technology, voice control capability and bone-conduction audio. Sounds familiar?

Baidu’s director of international communications, Kaiser Kuo, confirmed the existence of Eye on Wednesday to Mashable. While Kuo said Eye is a different product from Glass in terms of functionality, he admitted that the concept is similar.

No one should be surprised by this sort of Chinese "inspiration" from elsewhere. Here are some other ‘similar’ products:

Chinese Iphone (by:mf99)

Puma shoe ( by:djo9c1)

Starbuck's Cofee ( by: djo9c1)

Now we just have to sit and wait to see if Baidu-Eye will be a good similar or not…

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Photograph of Police and emergency services working at the site of a shooting in Jerusalem that saw two gunmen kill three people at a bus station in the Israeli capital.

Police and emergency services are working at the site of a shooting in Jerusalem that saw two gunmen kill three people at a bus station in the Israeli capital.

Anne-Sophie Goninet and Bertrand Hauger

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Welcome to Thursday, where Hamas claims responsibility for a shooting that killed three people in Jerusalem just hours after Israel extended a ceasefire in Gaza, Henry Kissinger dies at age 100, and Singapore gets some company at the top of the world’s most expensive cities. Meanwhile, Turin-based daily La Stampa’s correspondent at the Israel-Gaza border describes conditions amid the fragile ceasefire.

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