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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?

CES 2008: Invisio Pro-M Noise Elimination Headset

CES 2008: Invisio Pro-M Noise Elimination Headset

The Invisio Pro-M promises to transfere your voice and only your voice through its bone conduction microphone. It an in-the-ear headset and was designed for “those who take their communication seriously” such as law enforcement, military and surveillance and intelligence agencies.

Favorites from CTIA Wireless 2007

Favorites from CTIA Wireless 2007

Today marks the end of CTIA Wireless 2007. We've seen a lot of phones and gadgets over the past week, but what were your favorites, and which vendor were you impressed with the most?

For me, my favorite product is a tie. I can't choose between the Helio Ocean and the HTC Shift. They're both awesome in their respective categories, so it must remain a tie for me. I will say that the Sound Leaf Bone Conduction Receiver Microphone has to be the winner for strangest new product. It's really cool, but still very strange.

Now an underwater MP3 player

Now an underwater MP3 player

MP3 players go underwater. And with all new sound technology. The Finis SwiMP3 is an underwater digital audio player. The pioneering bone conduction technology has been used by this system that helps sound to travel from the cheek bone to the ear. Sounds really innovative? So it is. The clarity one gets through the Finis SwiMP3 is much better then any other underwater MP3 player which gives a muffled sound underwater. The system comes with a 128MB memory to ensure you have enough music down there. The product does not work too well in deep waters. So its going to be a hit with the lappers may be the divers have to wait a little bit more. It would be out for sale at $180.

Google Glass gets Pandora app

Google Glass gets Pandora app

Google Glass now has Pandora support, giving the wearable another option for streaming music playback. The new Glassware pipes Pandora's ever-changing custom radio playlists to the headset, complete with support for starting a new channel or picking from a preexisting one.

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