An Amazon patent for smart glasses published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office may indicate the online retailer isn’t giving up on bold hardware initiatives just yet. Though the company began winding down some of its experimental hardware efforts in August, Amazon appears interested in a pair of glasses that could place video streamed from a tablet in front of the wearer’s eyes. The technique is called augmented reality, and everyone from Microsoft and Google to well-funded Florida startup Magic Leap is trying to bring it to market in one way or another. (Full Story on The Verge

Amazon Smart Glasses