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Google Glass tour to launch in Durham

In this photo taken Friday, July 26, 2013, Taylor Jones, principal partner at the web development company Whiteboard, demonstrates how to use Google Glass, a device which offers video recording, photographic, and internet access capabilities while worn like a pair of glasses, in their offices in Chattanooga, Tenn. Whiteboard was selected to beta test the device in Google's "If I had Glass" campaign after they tweeted that they would use the device to record video of daily life in rural Cambodia.
In this photo taken Friday, July 26, 2013, Taylor Jones, principal partner at the web development company Whiteboard, demonstrates how to use Google Glass, a device which offers video recording, photographic, and internet access capabilities while worn like a pair of glasses, in their offices in Chattanooga, Tenn. Whiteboard was selected to beta test the device in Google's "If I had Glass" campaign after they tweeted that they would use the device to record video of daily life in rural Cambodia. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Google is launching a nationwide tour for its wearable computer Glass.

In case you've been in a technology news blackout, Google Glass is a hands-free device in the form of a titanium eyeglass frame with a transparent display screen above the right eye. The device performs searches, video calls, photo sharing and other on-the-go tasks.

Google Glass is not available to consumers, but a few of the curious will get a closer look at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham in the first event of a national tour held .

Hoping to get a look yourself? The event is full. Registration for the open house closed once capacity was reached, but look for the hashtag #durhamthroughglass on Twitter and Instagram 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Public attitude over Google Glass has been divided, but it represents the largest push in personal technology since the smartphone.

Watch for a hands-on report from our very own Andy Kenney, @KenneyNC.

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