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New York (AFP) – Google Glass is being integrated into prescription frames from the U.S. tech giant, a move that could broaden the appeal of the Internet-connected eyewear.

Google announced Tuesday it was making a version of the eyewear for people who wear prescription glasses, addressing one of the concerns about the new product.

“If we had a nickel for every time someone has asked about prescription lenses for Glass… well, we’d have a lot of nickels,” said a Google Glass blog posting.

“So we want you to be the first to know that the Titanium Collection is here, with a handful of new styles for Glass so you can make it your own. Whether you wear prescription glasses or just want a new look, we’ve got four feather-light titanium frames designed just for you.”

Google Glass is currently being tested by a small number of “explorers” who paid $1,500 each for the eyewear. It is expected to get a wider release sometime this year.

During the testing phase, developers are creating apps for the eyewear, which can range from getting weather reports to sharing videos to playing games.

Photo: Justin Sullivan via AFP

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The baseless claim that the FBI may have planted evidence while carrying out a court-approved search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence on Monday has surged through right-wing media, as the former president’s allies continue their effort to turn their audiences against the probe and shield Trump from accountability.

The FBI searched the premises after obtaining a warrant from a federal magistrate judge and “removed a number of boxes of documents” as part of a federal investigation into whether Trump had illegally “taken a trove of material with him to his home at Mar-a-Lago when he left the White House that included sensitive documents – and then, in the Justice Department’s view, had failed to fully comply with requests that he return the disputed material,” the New York Times reported. Politico concluded after consulting with legal experts on the handling of classified documents that “it’s highly unlikely the DOJ would have pursued – and a judge would have granted – such a politically explosive search warrant without extraordinary evidence.”

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