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 .
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.
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.
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.
Home automation has been a hot topic in the tech industry lately. Apple recently unveiled its new platform for connected appliances called HomeKit , and this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with household gadgets that you can control using your smartphone.
WithGlassandAndroid Wear, Google has already invested a lot of time and resources into developing the next-generation of wearables, but it'sanother of its eye-focused projectsthat has today received its first major boost.
Google is about to determine the future of smartwatches. Whenit announcedAndroid Wear-- its new platform for wearable technology (watches in particular) -- I was in London for an industry trade show, along with a number of wearables manufacturers. I'm not sure the timing was deliberate, but there's no doubt the mood in the room changed once the news broke.
Have you ever found yourself deep in the jungle searching for bad guys, or how about deep in space looking for those aggressive aliens? If you play video games, especially FPS (First Person Shooters) games, you probably know what I am talking about. One issue I have noticed when putting in long sessions of gaming is that my eyes start to tire and even ache. The Demon series gaming glasses from NoScope may be able to solve this issue.
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.
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.
Google announced its plan to take on the billions of TV viewers in the world with a groundbreaking product that would blur the lines between internet and broadcast --four years ago. Executives from Dish Network, Best Buy, Sony, Logitech, Sony and Inteljoined the stagewith Google's then-CEO Eric Schmidt to herald the coming of a new era -- which never came.
In 1999, Samsung launched the YEPP series aiming to deliver some of thesmallest MP3 playerson the market. These devices went beyond mere MP3 playback functionality with built-in FM tuners and voice recorders. By 2005, however, Samsung was looking for a better way to make its YEPP players stand out from the portable media players crowding the market.
Bose took to New York City to celebrate its 50th birthday in style. Not only did the audio companyintroduce a new partnershipwithstreaming service Deezer, but it also introduced its Series II set of WiFi speakers. The revampedSoundTouch 20and new flagshipSoundTouch 30(pictured above) are a follow up tolast year's home systems, as Bose looks to better compete with the likes of Sonos.
Repeating the events of CES 2014, Engadget's once again in charge of the Best of CES awards. A cocktail of trepidation and adrenaline, we love exploring the country's biggest tech convention and hunting down the best on show. AS CES 2015 happens, and we reveal the nominees and eventual winners, we'll be giving you, our passionate readers, the chance to decide our Peoples' Choice winner.
Smartglasses are picking up speed, with Google rumored to be adding Intel's presence to its Glass wearable and Vuzix putting its own M100 model up on Amazon for pre-order . Though smart eyewear is a lot of things, stylish isn't really one of them, and Intel aims to change that.