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.
There’s been no shortage of Google Glass parodies and straight-up copies since Google released their heads-up display in 2012. While Google’s design has stuck to its guns since the developer edition - aka the Explorer Edition - has been released, there’ve been several iterations in competing camps since that year.
Kopin has revealed its latest wearable system, Pupil, a combination of a micro-display and voice control noise-cancellation system the company hopes will eventually be used in head-worn tech like Google's Glass . A reference design intending to show how wearable computing could be integrated into a design that's more palatable to the consumer market, Pupil isn't intended for the market in its current form, but is instead intended to showcase the fruits of Kopin's new partnership with Olympus in display technology. We caught up with Kopin to find out more.
We saw Epson'sMoverio BT-200glasses back at CES, and while not much has changed on the hardware front since then, the company dropped bySXSWto demo a few new games. There's also a new homemade camera rig, so it's now possible to share the excitement here. Moverio supports the full version of Android 4.
Samsung must want to keep an open mind when it comes to wearable displays. Just a short while after it explored the possibility ofsmart sports glasses, the company is back with a patent for a heads-up display with a built-in earpiece.
Epson can forgive you if your first thought when you hear augmented reality is Google Glass, even though you're wrong. Google may never had actually described its wearable as an AR device, but a combination of the over-promising original concept video and a general naivety about the segment overall led many would-be Glass wearers to be surprised at what the headset really is: a convenient notifications pane in the corner of your vision. If you're looking for true AR, though, Epson might have the answer.
Trying to perhaps avoid a large media backlash, Qualcomm has rather silently announced its decision to not push through with its Snapdragon 802 processor. This statement comes just a month after the chip maker unveiled at CES 2014 the chip that will drive its formal venture into the realm of Smart TVs.
Wearables start-up Meta has spilled its first demo of the latest Meta.01 developer edition augmented reality headset in action, promising shipping of the wearable computer from as early as the end of April.
It's the week of HD content news in its many various guises: streaming,video,award showsandservice cancellations, all wedged in amidst a couple of physical devices. Actually, the hardware is content-enabling as well, with the newRoku Streaming Stickand an N64 mod that gives your classic gear an HDMI upgrade.
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Part of the connected home initiative many are attempting to tackle is home security. NETGEAR and iControl have teamed up to make security a focus with thier new STS7000 unit. The touchscreen display will give you ful control over your home security, but can also be a hub for all things in your connected home.
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 hasn’t found a hit in making computers, Internet-connected glasses or smartphones. Maybe a wristwatch will do the trick.The search giant on Tuesday announced Android Wear, a version of Android tailored specifically for wearable computers, starting with watches. The company said in a blog post that the software will initially focus on health monitoring and using a watch to remotely control other devices.The software system will be open to software developers beginning Tuesday.
The return of commercial supersonic flight at faster-than-Concorde speeds could be one step closer to reality, with NASA developing real-time sonic boom prediction that would be essential to minimizing the impa
Connected TVs are taking their place in the line-up of always-connected modern gadgets. And they are fundamentally reshaping how audiences consume media. But there is a tension in the connected TV market between streaming devices and smart TVs, according to a new report from BI Intelligence.
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.
Each weekRoss RubincontributesSwitched On, a column about consumer technology.Regardless of what one may think about the potential forsmartwatches, one of the most exciting things about a new device category is that there is so much experimentation with form factors and capabilities.