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Facebook, Twitter, CNN and Tumblr apps confirmed for Google Glass

Google has announced seven new high profile applications for its Google Glass wearable computing device.

On day two of the Google I/O developer conference, Google finally decided to open the conversation on Google Glass having surprisingly omitted any mention of it from the three hour keynote on Wednesday.

The new applications, which are known as Glassware, include Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr updates, while breaking news will also be provided by CNN.

Users will be able to compose tweets using their voice and see text appear in their eyeliner, while wearers of the device can also send photos to Facebook.

The social network’s Mobile Project Manager Erick Tseng said: “Once we decided that photo uploading and sharing was going to be our first use case, the nature of Glass as it is today fits perfectly. The platform worked wonderfully.”

Users of the CNN app will be able to choose which kind of updates they receive and when they’re delivered. They’ll also be able to read the news, listen to it or watch video clips.

There’s also an Evernote app where users will be able to access their notebooks and receive reminders from the service.

An Elle app is also onboard and will send you fashion tips, while the first game for the service, Icebreakers, has also been made available.

All seven apps are available from today for those fortunate enough to be rocking a pair of the AR specs.

They join the Path and New York Times apps already confirmed for Google Glass.

Those who have the hardware already can go to

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