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Forget Embarrassment, I’d Wear Google’s AR Glasses

Forget Embarrassment, I’d Wear Google’s AR Glasses

I'm a geek, an early-adopter and a lover of science-fiction; I also have relatively little shame: of course I'm the ideal target audience for Google Glasses. If the rumors are to be believed, Google's wily engineers have used their "20-percent time" to cook up some Android-powered digital goggles, overlaying augmented reality data onto the real-world view. The first generation is likely to be oversized and expensive, but I'll still probably buy them anyway and wear them with pride. Here's why, and what I think Google needs to do if its Google Glasses are to succeed.

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DIY AR headset is a home-made Vuzix WRAP 920AR

DIY AR headset is a home-made Vuzix WRAP 920AR

Vuzix's WRAP 920AR, Kopin's Golden-i, even Apple looks to be considering getting in on the augmented reality bandwagon.  If you can't be bothered waiting for an off-the-shelf system, then how about making your own headset that overlays digital graphics onto a real-world view?  F00 at Tailor Made Toys took an Eye-Trek video headset and embedded a laptop webcam into the bridge, then hooked up an Eee PC for running AR software.

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