For more than a decade Google has invented much of the computer hardware it uses to provide the world with its services, ranging from search to Google Apps. Historically, Google has treated its homegrown hardware as a trade secret, unwilling to discuss it. But this week, Google took a big step and started talking more openly, particularly about the networking tech it's invented.
The latest fantastical project to come out the Google X lab is a smart contact lens, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. Word leaked last week that Google was talking to the FDA about a new project involving biosensors.