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Google Glass has had its fair share of problems since coming to market. Perhaps the biggest issue has been perception. Not only are Glass frames not cool looking, they're also vaguely threatening—resulting in an unflattering moniker for users, Glassholes, and even incidents of violence against wearers.
Finally, though, it seems that Google is giving Glass the makeover it so desperately needs. The New York Times reports that Google has partnered up with Luxottica Group to make frames that look less animatronic dweeb and more hip. Luxottica produces Ray-Bans, Persol and Oakley frames; Glass will soon be available in Ray-Ban and Oakley form. Said Google in a statement, "Luxottica understands how to build, distribute and sell great products that their clients and consumers love — something we care deeply about at Glass, too." Guess this means Glass isn't going away any time soon.
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