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Samsung Glass design filing tips growing wearable ambitions

Samsung Glass design filing tips growing wearable ambitions

A potential design for Samsung's rumored Google Glass rival has been revealed in a Korean filing, a sports- and media-centric wearable complete with a monocular eyepiece. Samsung's "sports glasses" would apparently have fixed lenses, according to the design filing spotted by the WSJ, rather than the interchangeable visors of Google's Glass Explorer Edition, as well as more traditional earpieces for music playback.

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Human touch speaker system has Disney Research hearing with a finger

Human touch speaker system has Disney Research hearing with a finger

You'll not find another speaker system like the one presented by three designers and scientists working with Disney Research this week going by the name Ishin-Den-Shin. This expression means to communicate with an unspoken mutual understanding, and is humble in the face of the actual electric transmission this system is able to work with. All it takes is a special microphone, a whisper, and a touch with a hand - and the hand and someone's ear become the speaker.

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Baidu Eye revealed as China’s Google takes on Glass

Baidu Eye revealed as China’s Google takes on Glass

Google's Glass wearable could get some Chinese competition, it's reported, with Baidu developing a head-mounted "Baidu Eye" system of its own. The headset would launch Baidu's open wearables program, Sina Tech claims, with the Chinese search company licensing out the technology to hardware manufacturers while it provides the software and cloud services. According to reports, Baidu is targeting functionality that includes face-recognition, photography, phone calls and more.

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Google Glass in focus: UI, Apps & More

Google Glass in focus: UI, Apps & More

You've seen the Glass concept videos, you've read the breathless hands-on reports, but how exactly is Google's augmented reality system going to work? The search giant's Google X Lab team has been coy on specifics so far, with little in the way of technical insight as to the systems responsible for keeping the headset running. Thanks to a source close to the Glass project, though, we're excited to give you some insight into what magic actually happens inside that wearable eyepiece, what that UI looks like, and how the innovative functionality will work, both locally and in the cloud.

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TagCandy Uses Augmented Reality to Change the Way we Eat Candy [Video]

TagCandy Uses Augmented Reality to Change the Way we Eat Candy [Video]

Engineering students at Keio University's Yasuaki Kakehi Laboratory in Japan have set their sights on candy. Using a sort of augmented reality, based on sound and sensors, the students have created a new way for people to eat, and enjoy, candy. With a demonstration on video, the students have high hopes for their device, which can give you the sensation of biting into an apple the next time you put a sucker in your mouth.

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Motorola Roadster, CommandOne and Finiti unveiled

Motorola Roadster, CommandOne and Finiti unveiled

It wasn't just phones that Motorola had to show us; the company also has three new Bluetooth devices, including a pair of headsets - the CommandOne and Finiti - and an in-car speakerphone called the Motorola Roadster.  Clipping to your sun visor, the Roadster has dual-microphones, noise reduction, an FM transmitter for piping calls and music through your car stereo, and - when used with an Android 2.2 phone - MotoSpeak for text-to-speech and speech-to-text.

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RoadRunner hands-free headset – close, but not quite there

RoadRunner hands-free headset – close, but not quite there

I’ve seen several headsets recently that use bone conduction to get what was said to you, to you, but they were lacking the voice part that goes on your neck for direct connection to your voice box. Now we have a headset that has the voice box part but some dinky little ear bud for the speaker part, when will they marry the two?

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