Canadian tech start-up North will wind down its Focals 1.0 smart glasses operation as part of Google’s acquisition and their shared vision for developing ambient computing. Photo: Handout

Google buys smart glasses start-up North to support ‘ambient’ computing quest

  • Canadian start-up North developed its lightweight Focals smart glasses, designed with a holographic display that only the user can see
  • Google’s acquisition shows that it remains focused on developing an alternative device to the smartphone for online information and activity
Topic |   Google
Canadian tech start-up North will wind down its Focals 1.0 smart glasses operation as part of Google’s acquisition and their shared vision for developing ambient computing. Photo: Handout
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