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Myvu Crystal 701 video goggles: deceptively appealing?

Myvu Crystal 701 video goggles: deceptively appealing?

Let's be blunt, you'd have to be a brave person (or entirely lacking in self-awareness) to wear these out in public.  Yet after reviewing the Myvu Crystal 701 video glasses, Gear Diary's Dan Cohen seems surprisingly impressed.  Promising the effect of a 4:3 aspect display viewed from 2m at 640 x 480 VGA resolution, the 701 glasses hook up to standard AV connections or, in Dan's case, your iPod to stop you from squinting at the relatively tiny screen.

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DIY Batgoggles teach cheap echo-location

DIY Batgoggles teach cheap echo-location

These DIY batgoggles may have a well-intentioned purpose - to teach the principles of echo-location to kids visiting a science center - but they also could make midnight paintballing a whole lot more interesting (and/or painful).  Bleeping angrily whenever an object or person is in front of you, they're part of Suneth S. Attygalle's "Dynamic User-centered Research and Design" project.  Echo-location relies on bouncing high-pitched sounds off of objects in your path, measuring the time it takes for the sounds to return (or the frequency they return at) to calculate how close the object is.

Check out the video of the batgoggles in action after the cut

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Discovery’s Night Vision Goggles

Discovery’s Night Vision Goggles

For some great late night espionage and ambushing this Halloween season, the Discovery store has got the gear for you. Their Night Vision Goggles with Dart Launcher is equipped with a green night vision lens, dart launcher, and 2 bright LED lights to blind your victim before shooting them. So don't just wear any old costume this Halloween, get one that can really throw in some action. I suppose you can always pair this with a Green Goblin outfit. Available for $19.95.

Night Vision Goggles with Dart Launcher [Via: Coolest Gadgets]

Wearable tech: here’s how vanity replaces the smartphone

Wearable tech: here’s how vanity replaces the smartphone

According to a study by IDC, in the year 2018 the wearable technology market will see about 111.9 million units being used the globe. This is a huge number predicted, considering we are still in a nascent stage and its only 2014. Perhaps our anticipation of the big public Google Glass sale is getting the better of us. Many potential Glass users have the $1500 stashed aside and the calendar cleared for the upcoming Tuesday, but the question still remains… where are we going with wearable technology?

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Recon Instruments Snow2 wearable takes Android to the slopes

Recon Instruments Snow2 wearable takes Android to the slopes

Google Glass may still only be in pre-consumer phase, but Recon Instruments has found time to launch the fourth generation of its own head-up display system, the Snow2 sports wearable. Fitting into existing goggles from brands like Oakley, Scott, and Alpina, the Recon Snow2 triples the performance of its predecessor thanks to a new 1GHz dualcore Cortex A9 processor, while battery life increases by more than a third. Borrowing the same display as the Jet, Snow2 delivers extreme-sports information like speed, jump airtime, and navigation.

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Intelligent Windows Phone Microsoft’s big investment in machine learning

Intelligent Windows Phone Microsoft’s big investment in machine learning

Microsoft Research's biggest investment is machine learning, the R&D division's new chief has revealed, claiming the team is "well within reach of solving speech recognition" as well as intelligently analyzing the content of images. "Machine learning is the really big one" Peter Lee told MIT Technology Review, "it is our number one investment." With the Nokia acquisition in the pipeline, Lee also says that the goal is to make tomorrow's Windows Phones "aware of what you are doing" through sensors and wearables.

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