High-tech cops: NYPD trying out Google Glass

Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
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New York City cops may soon be decked out in some high-tech gear.

(Read more: Google Glass' unlikely testers: Your local cops)

The New York City Police Department is testing Google Glass to see if the smart glasses are useful to police officers while on duty, according to a VentureBeat report.

(Read more: Feds pull Google Glass user from theater for suspected piracy)

"We signed up, got a few pairs of the Google glasses and we're trying them out, seeing if they have any value in investigations, mostly for patrol purposes," a ranking New York City law enforcement official told VentureBeat. "We're looking at them, you know, seeing how they work."

Read the full article on VentureBeat's website.

By CNBC's Cadie Thompson. Follow her on Twitter @CadieThompson.

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