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Japanese gadget show offers glimpse of tomorrow

AFP, CHIBA, Japan

Another application turns any flat surface into a touchscreen, with a finger ring relaying positioning information to the device that lets wearers “touch” tags that only they can see, perhaps to perform an Internet search.

NTT DoCoMo said a user wearing the glasses and ring set could dispense with the need to carry a laptop or a tablet.

Other uses include facial recognition that could look up someone’s identity — and job title — from a smartphone’s directory.

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