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By The Associated Press
Friday, April 19, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Google is starting to distribute its new Internet-connected glasses, something seen as the next breakthrough in mobile computing.

Google has picked 8,000 people who entered a contest. The winners will have to pay $1,500 apiece for a test version of Google Glass. The company took an unspecified number of orders from computer programmers.

The excitement stems from a belief that Google Glass is at the forefront of a new wave of technology known as “wearable computing.”

Published reports say that Google, Apple Inc. and others also are working on Internet-connected wristwatches.

Google hopes to lower prices by the time it's on the mass market next year.

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