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Google seeking ‘Glass Explorers’

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Google's much-hyped foray into futuristic eyewear has entered a new phase. The Internet behemoth-turned-gadget-creator announced that it intends to distribute a prototype of "Glass," its sci-fi-like glasses product, to a crop of testers that it will select through an application contest. Google kicked off the contest by launching a website that paints perhaps the most colorful portrait yet of the device's features, including its design and arsenal of functions. The website also hosts a video that showcases many of Glass' functions in action, like its video sharing and voice recognition features.   The application process for the device is remarkably simple. Applicants must describe what they would do with the device in no more than 50 words, and if they choose, complement the descriptions with up to five photos and one video (15 seconds max). Then they must post their applications either to Google Plus or Twitter, and introduce them with the hashtag #ifihadglass. Informati...