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Coolest Tech Gadget of 2013: Google Glasses Controlling Tesla Cars

Friday - 7/5/2013, 2:30pm  ET

The following video is from Wednesday's installment of The Motley Fool's Weekly Tech Review, in which host Chris Hill, and analysts Eric Bleeker and Lyons George take a look at the biggest stories driving the tech sector this week.

In this segment, Eric and Lyons discuss a new app that allows Google Glass users to control certain functions of their Tesla  cars. Apart from the inherent cool factor of an everyday gadget controlling so many facets of a high-tech car made by Tesla, the two discuss the broader ramifications around mobile platforms controlling our everyday lives. 

We're seeing apps that control household lighting, thermostats, and sound systems. The much trumpeted "Internet of things" always required a central "controller" for households and cars to be remotely monitored and operated. Google Glasses controlling Tesla cars is just another illustration of how quickly this trend is coming to influence people's lives. 

For the full video of this installment of the weekly Tech Review, click here.

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The relevant video segment can be found between 0:00 and 5:20.