Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
Google’s Heads-Up Display Glasses
Google plans to launch glasses with a tiny heads-up display that will stream real-time information about the surroundings into the wearer’s field of vision, the New York Times reports. The glasses will cost approximately as much as a typical smartphone, and we could see them on the market by the end of 2012.
EU Court to Rule on ACTA
The European Commission has asked the European Court of Justice to rule on the controversial anti-piracy agreement ACTA, the BBC reports. Though the agreement has already been signed by the U.S., UK, Japan and several EU countries, Germany, Denmark and Bulgaria have postponed the signing, fearing the document might be detrimental for their citizens.
The European Commission said it “decided today to ask the European Court of Justice for a legal opinion to clarify that the ACTA agreement and its implementation must be fully compatible with freedom of expression and freedom of the Internet.”
Samsung Galaxy S II Coming to US Cellular
Samsung’s flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S II, will be coming to US Cellular “soon” for a price of $239 on a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. The 4.5-inch device sports a 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, an 8-megapixel shooter and 16 GB of storage.