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Google Glass gets barcode scanning powers

Cat food prices beamed straight into your eyeballs. What's not to like?

eBay has announced that its RedLaser barcode scanning app will be landing on Google Glass, empowering impulse shoppers with a dangerous new way to part with their money faster than ever.

The RedLaser app is already available on Android and iOS, and uses a camera to scan barcodes before showing a list of prices from different retailers, including, of course, eBay itself.

It can even serve up directions to nearby stores which sell the item you’re after, which is a feature that’ll match up with Google Glass’ navigation features rather nicely.

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Esat has been a gadget fan ever since his tiny four-year-old brain was captivated by a sound-activated dancing sunflower. From there it was a natural progression to a Sega Mega Drive, a brief obsession with hedgehogs, and a love for all things tech. After 7 years as a writer and deputy editor for Stuff, Esat ventured out into the corporate world, spending three years as Editor of Microsoft's European News Centre. Now a freelance writer, his appetite for shiny gadgets has no bounds. Oh, and like all good human beings, he's very fond of cats.

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