Vuzix has announced plans to develop a stylish head-mounted display solution in the form of Smart Glasses, through a licensing partnership with Nokia. The yet-unnamed product would integrate a bright, high-contrast display with a pair of seemingly ordinary-looking sunglasses -- sounds like a perfect companion to the ZionEyez in-glasses camera prototype we saw last month.
Smartglasses are trying to get back into the limelight after briefly being upstaged by smartwatches and even virtual reality headsets. Sony just revealed its plans to develop a display module that could turn any regular eyewear into a smart one. Now, Vuzix .
It seems that smart eyewear maker Vuzix has found a new market to wade into. At GDC 2015 this week, the company has announced its latest venture, one that takes it into a new world. A virtual reality world, that is. But the IWear 720 isn't just your regular virtual reality head piece that are quite the fad these days.
The Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses are now available for pre-order on Amazon, and they'll be shipping out to buyers on November 27. This is the "prosumer" model, and the availability is exclusive to Amazon for the time being.
This past November, Vuzix's M100 Smart Glasses went up for pre-order on Amazon following a previous debut and details. They might not be as svelte as Google Glass or as well known, but the wearable has held its own, and now it is working with HERE to add to some usefulness for its users.
If the only news you're waiting to hear from Vuzix is thesmart sunglassesthe company announced in January, well, this story isn't for you. But if you have one of the company'sM100 smart glasses, then read on, because Vuzix has just released a big software update (version 2.0) with significant changes to the Android-based platform. Most significant, perhaps, is OS 2.
Friday is the last official day of International CES, the giant technology trade show in Las Vegas. It is also, as it happens, the eighth anniversary of the introduction of the original iPhone.These two facts stand in interesting contrast — one is a loud and flashy expression of what the future may hold, and the other is a life-changing technology we hardly saw coming.
Smart glasses, while fancy and interesting, have the peculiar problem of usually being ugly, if not hard to personalize. Well, that and they could be used as instruments to invade privacy. Without giving up on the entire smart eyepiece category, Sony is trying to take a different spin on the wearable.
The head of the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday offered a prescription for protecting consumer data collected by Internet-connected gadgets like wearable fitness trackers and “smart home” devices, previewing themes of a coming report by the agency on Internet privacy and security.
Intel is going full throttle into wearables with the release of a button-sized piece of hardware called Curie at CES 2015. The module is composed of several elements, the main one being the company's minuscule system on a chip, calledQuark. It also comes equipped with a Bluetooth Low Energy radio, six-axis sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope, as well as 384kB flash memory.
Volkswagen's wading into the connected car space in a few different ways includingmore autonomous driving. First up is theGolf R Touchhatchback. It's sporting three displays on the dashboard, with two being touchscreens. A positivelymassive12.8-inch main console rests above an 8-inch control center on the dash, while a 12.
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Google Glass and a whole bunch of other attempts at smart glasses, despite differences in implementation and concept, have one thing in common. They all require you to accept the vision of their designers, instead of being able to show off your own personal flair. Not so with Sony 's second iteration of its SmartEyeglass device, called the SmartEyeglass Attach!.
The first self-contained pair of wireless, head-worn smartglasses with 3D stereoscopic see-through HD displays comes from a group called Osterhout Design Group. They’re called the ODG R-7 glasses, and they run Android on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
You won’t have Glass to kick around anymore. At least not for a while.On Thursday, Google announced that it would stop selling its much ridiculed Google Glass smart glasses, and that the product would no longer be developed in Google X, the company’s research division.In a blog post on the Google Plus social network, Google said Glass was graduating from X.
Vuxix'sM100 Smart Glassesmay be Android-powered, but that doesn't mean you have to use its hands-free features with other Android devices. The company has rolled out anOS 2.0 updatethat lets you use the wearable with most iOS gear.
Hot on the heels of AT&T's recent announcement that it would bebeefing up its connected car offerings, Ralph de la Vega, who's now the chief executive of AT&T's Mobile and Business Solutions group, chaired a panel at CTIA earlier today to make the case for the internet-enabled vehicle.