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Google and luxury eyewear brand form wearable tech partnership

News: tech giant Google and eyewear company Luxottica have announced a partnership to develop Google Glass wearable headsets into consumer-friendly products.

"We have come to a point where we now have both a technology push and a consumer pull for wearable technology products and applications," said Luxottica CEO Andrea Guerra.

Google Glass lets users send and receive messages, take pictures and search the web hands-free - this collaboration will put this technology in the hands of designers at Luxottica, which produces eyewear for brands including Ray-Ban and Oakley.

"We live in a world where technological innovation has dramatically changed the way in which we communicate and interact in everything that we do," said Guerra.

Recently a Google Glass user was attacked in a San Francisco bar for wearing the device.

Earlier this year the tech giant unveiled four designs for Google Glass frames to hold prescription lenses (main image).