Google shows off the Talking Shoe at SXSW

March 11 2013

Google Glass is still in beta but that’s not stopping the search giant from showcasing more oddball projects bubbling out of its labs—including a goofy “talking shoe” which is currently making a star turn at SXSW 2013 in Austin, Texas.

Google’s latest toy “aims to translate movement data [into] witty messages to users and their friends,” TechCrunch’s Gregory Ferenstein reported. Thus, in a Google video promo (below) the sharp-tongued shoe mutters, “This is boring” when its wearer is loafing on a park bench but perks up when he breaks…

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