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Meta 1 wearable: We talk “The Apple of AR” with founder Meron Gribetz

Meta 1 wearable: We talk “The Apple of AR” with founder Meron Gribetz

Meta may not be the first name you think of in wearables, but the $200k Kickstarter startup that wants to be the Apple of augmented reality isn't letting that hold it back. The project prompted dropped-jaws and skepticism in almost equal measure back in January, with its full-digital-overlay concept, and less than a year later the first hardware is almost ready to ship. We caught up with founder and CEO Meron Gribetz ahead of the second phase of the Meta reveal - and the debut of a new version of the meta 1 headset - to find out what's next in hardware for the company, discuss the premium you'll pay for true AR, and why he'd say no to Samsung.

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Weekend Watching: rediscovered VHS tapes of Woz speaking at 1984 Apple Pi club

Weekend Watching: rediscovered VHS tapes of Woz speaking at 1984 Apple Pi club

Today several bits of a couple of speeches made by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and another Macintosh legend have surfaced via a friendly holder of several VHS recordings of a 1984 meeting of the Apple Pi computer club. These tapes recorded Woz and Apple Employee #6 Randy Wigginton speaking at the Denver Apple Pi computer club back on October 4th 1984, and are being digitized and cleaned for your enjoyment this weekend. Don't miss the "Pledge of Apple Allegiance", whatever you do.

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I expected Apple to jump on Leap Motion first, not ASUS

I expected Apple to jump on Leap Motion first, not ASUS

If you can judge a technology's wow-factor by how much it's accused of being vaporware, Leap Motion's gesture-tracking was a hit from the off; companies jumped on the idea, though it's perhaps a surprise that the first should be ASUS, not Apple. The matchbox-sized gadget - which can track the movement of ten fingers individually, and 200x more accurately than kit like Microsoft's Kinect - will soon be integrated into Windows 8 PCs from ASUS, according to a new deal announced today. Microsoft's OS certainly loves fingers, but Apple's moves to blend the best of OS X and iOS arguably make it and Leap Motion more obvious bedfellows.

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Apple Data Center goal is 100% Green

Apple Data Center goal is 100% Green

This week the folks responsible for Apple's building construction efforts have broken ground on a new location in Prineville, Oregon where they've promised a "100% Renewable Energy" data center. This data center would help contain such data as iCloud backups like its soon to be partner facility in Maiden, North Carolina. This center promises to be "even more" environmentally friendly than the center that already exists in Maiden, this new facility out-doing the Maiden's giant solar power array which accounts for 60 percent of the center's power requirements.

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Samsung S-Cloud tipped to challenge Apple on May 3

Samsung S-Cloud tipped to challenge Apple on May 3

Samsung's Galaxy S III isn't the only new product expected at the company's May 3 event in London; the S-Cloud rival service to Apple's iCloud is also tipped to make its official debut. Full details of the service are unclear, though the long-rumored launch is a lock-in for early next month so the Maeli Business' sources whisper, but unlike Apple there will supposedly be no limits on what type of content can be stored in Samsung's cloud. Interestingly, Samsung confirmed last week that it has a multimedia cloud service in the pipeline.

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