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Meta Pro 3D wearable computer hands-on

Meta Pro 3D wearable computer hands-on

GDC isn't just about gaming: virtual reality has dominated the show, and wearables startup Meta has brought along its latest Meta Pro prototype for its first proper public outing. Promising the best of augmented reality in a form-factor slightly more sunglasses-like than, say, Glass, Meta Pro isn't due to start shipping to preorder buyers until later in 2014, but we wheedled some testing time with one of the five prototypes currently in existence.

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Kopin outs Golden-i Gen 3.8: Faster, lighter wearable computer

Kopin outs Golden-i Gen 3.8: Faster, lighter wearable computer

Kopin and Motorola Solutions got the original Golden-i wearable computer to market ahead of Google's Glass, but the HC1 headset was hardly fashionable; now, Kopin is back with Golden-i Gen 3.8, a slicker redesign. Half the size and weight of the HC-1, the Golden-i 3.8 is now foldable for easier transportation when you're not wearing it, and is 16x more powerful than its predecessor; it also adds in new camera technology, including image stabilization for keeping a level shot even when you're moving.

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HC1 wearable computer turns paramedics into cyborgs

HC1 wearable computer turns paramedics into cyborgs

Augmented reality wearable gizmos aren't just for finding your friends and skydiving; one of the first practical uses for the Motorola Solutions HC1 has arrived, and it hopes to keep you alive when you're on your way to hospital. Paramedic Pro runs on the headset - developed from the Kopin Golden-i platform - and allows emergency first-responders to query medical records, log vital signs, hold two-way conversations with doctors and specialists, and flag up their location, all without taking their hands off a stethoscope.

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Motorola Solutions HC1 wearable computer is your engineer’s Google Glass

Motorola Solutions HC1 wearable computer is your engineer’s Google Glass

A new wearable computer has gone on sale, with Motorola Solutions hoping that enterprise users will gladly sacrifice some style if it means they have both hands and a database-worth of information at all times. The Motorola HC1, based on Kopin's Golden-i wearables technology, may not have the slick aesthetic of Google's Glass, but for those in defense, utilities, telecommunications, aerospace, and aviation industries, it opens up persistent connectivity and remote support to the work day.

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Gabe Newell of Valve speaks of futuristic Wearable Computers

Gabe Newell of Valve speaks of futuristic Wearable Computers

This week at the games portal the world knows best as a comic, Penny Arcade, Valve's own Gabe Newell spoke on many things in an interview, perhaps most interestingly of all on experiments he's been doing with wearable computers. It's not that long ago, he noted, that what was called the "wearable computer" was a growing industry, or at least a possibility for a market sometime in the future. Since those days, whenever those days may have been, law suits were filed for exploding computer body suits, nothing solid ended up really coming together during the popularity wave of the wearable computer, and they all but fizzled out - but they still exist, he insists, and they're about to be better than they ever were before.

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Zypad WL 1500 wearable computer debuts

Zypad WL 1500 wearable computer debuts

Eurotech has announced that it has launched its latest wearable computer called the Zypad WL 1500. The new wearable computer is a wrist worn device that is very geeky looking. It promises low power consumption and a long battery life. The machine is aimed at emergency workers, medical workers, and other government and professional types needing mobility computing.

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DIY wearable computer uses Beagleboard & wireless keyboard

DIY wearable computer uses Beagleboard & wireless keyboard

Perhaps it makes us unbearably geeky, but we do have more than a soft spot for wearable computers.  Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for what little sartorial dignity we have left these days) manufacturers are proving more reluctant to put out suitable products, and that leaves the niche clear for DIYers.  Martin Magnusson pointed us in the direction of his own project, taking a Myvu Crystal eyepiece and hooking it up to a Beagleboard fanless computer and four AA batteries.

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NEC Tele Scouter wearable computer goes on sale in 2010

NEC Tele Scouter wearable computer goes on sale in 2010

Wearable computer concepts aren't new, and we've even seen the odd DIY effort, but NEC are hoping to drive the idea into the mainstream market.  The NEC Tele Scouter also attempts to solve one of the fundamental issues wearables suffer: sufficient processing power for real-time functionality while ensuring the end result is light and compact enough to be carried and doesn't guzzle its way through batteries.

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Kopin Golden-i Gen.2 wearable computer on course for 2010 launch

Kopin Golden-i Gen.2 wearable computer on course for 2010 launch

Oh, how we laughed at Kopin's Golden-i wearable computer when the company showed us renders earlier in the year; even though they promised it was heading to production, we were still dubious.  The joke is on us, it seems, as Kopin have announced that the Golden-i Gen 2 will be entering field trials in December this year, with production kicking off in earnest next year.  Units are expected to have a Bluetooth headset, 15-inch virtual PC display, head-gesture recognition and voice-control.

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DIY wearable computer with head-up display

DIY wearable computer with head-up display

Augmented reality - integrating data from computer and internet sources with everyday life - is showing up more and more lately, as cellphones learn to geotag landmarks and webcams are coaxed into spotting special ID glyphs, but we're still a way off from a true mainstream-commercial head-up display.  MicroPCTalk forum member fiveseven808 decided to take matters into his own hands, and hacked together a wearable computer with the eyepiece from a Myvu Crystal, a Sony UMPC and a Motorola iDEN i425 for cheap, always-on connectivity.

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