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3D UI wearable promises Kinect-style discrete Glass alternative

3D UI wearable promises Kinect-style discrete Glass alternative

A new wearable computer with a control system that uses Kinect-style hand tracking could avoid "OK, Glass" style embarrassment, a team from ITRI in Taiwan suggests, aiming to have the headset on the market within the next two years. The 3D floating interface, handiwork of the Industrial Technology Research Institute, puts a depth-sensor array on top of a pair of digital glasses, and can track fingers and other objects as they navigate through a virtual interface.

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Dell smartwatch hinted as company invests in wearable R&D

Dell smartwatch hinted as company invests in wearable R&D

Dell is "exploring" wearables designs, with hints that a Dell smartwatch could be in the pipeline as the company again tries to tackle the competitive mobile market. "Looking ahead five years, we expect devices and form factors to continue to change" Dell global VP of personal computing, Sam Burd, told The Guardian, echoing recent research which suggested desktop sales would continue to pale while ultrabooks, tablets, smartphones, and other form-factors rose in prominence. "There's a lot of discussion about how that fits into wearable devices like we've seen with Google Glass and watches."

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GlassTesla brings Model S remote control to Google wearable

GlassTesla brings Model S remote control to Google wearable

An unofficial Tesla Google Glass mashup brings remote control of the coveted electric car to Google's wearable computer, with GlassTesla bringing unlocking, location, and auto-climate control to the head-mounted display. The app, handiwork of Sahas Katta, can show current charge status of the Model S as well as offer control over starting and stopping recharging, and it's even possible to pop the charging port itself from the headset.

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Contact lens display research tips super-discrete Glass wearable future

Contact lens display research tips super-discrete Glass wearable future

Digital contact lenses that could eventually overlay Google Glass style data on top of the real world, while being as comfortable and discrete as traditional corrective lenses, have been developed by researchers at Samsung Display and elsewhere. The project - to develop a transparent, flexible display using graphene-metal nanowire hybrid structures to construct stretchable electrodes - published in Nano Letters uses a custom material to mount an LED onto a standard soft contact lens, while still retaining 94-percent transparency to light.

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Memoto hands-on: Life-logging with Kickstarter’s wearable camera

Memoto hands-on: Life-logging with Kickstarter’s wearable camera

Your every moment, documented. That's the Memoto concept, a tiny wearable camera that snaps a shot every thirty seconds to digitally augment your memory. Early doubts as to whether enough people would want to record each waking moment were quickly squashed when the Memoto Kickstarter saw 11x the expected pledges, though the challenge of bringing such an ambitious product to market has ended up taking the Swedish team longer than expected. We caught up with Martin Källström, CEO and co-founder of Memoto to check out the latest prototype, talk product development in the public eye, and find out what comes next for the clip-on camera.

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Cracked Glass: Why wearables are the next security maelstrom

Cracked Glass: Why wearables are the next security maelstrom

Google Glass has plenty of issues. There's a fair chance you'll get laughed at for wearing it, or at the very least stared at. Battery life won't last you a day, and the list of things you can actually do with the wearable is limited. For all the Saturday Night Live skits and "Glasshole" jokes, though, wearables aren't going away, and that means a new set of security problems for those whose job it is to keep data safe. We sat down with Marc Rogers, long-time threat intelligence expert and current Principal Security Researcher at Lookout Mobile Security to talk wearable risks, what happens when your Nest turns against you, and the big Glass elephant in the room.

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Google Glass creators talk “staring” and the social implications of wearables

Google Glass creators talk “staring” and the social implications of wearables

As Google Glass continues to be a unique sort of hardware / software platform in the industry, so too do the creators of the wearable computer stay hot commodities for question and answer sessions. In the feature you're about to see, two members of the main Glass creation and development team discuss the social etiquette involved in the creation of the platform. Steve Lee, Product Director for Glass, and Charles Mendis, Engineer on Glass, spoke up during a fireside chat at Google I/O 2013.

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Olympus wearable modular camera tipped

Olympus wearable modular camera tipped

Olympus has wearable display plans of its own, a new patent reveals, effectively splitting a digital camera into two pieces - eye-worn screen and imaging unit - for more flexibility in photography. The patent, "Camera and Wearable Image Display Apparatus", describes a monocular eye-piece display that connects wirelessly to a camera body, clicking into image preview and review mode when the camera is held still to take one or more photos.

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MedRef for Glass adds face-recognition to Google’s wearable

MedRef for Glass adds face-recognition to Google’s wearable

If there's one thing people keep asking from Google Glass and other augmented reality headsets, it's facial-recognition to bypass those "who am I talking to again?" moments. The first implementation of something along those lines for Google's wearable has been revealed, MedRef for Glass, a hospital management app by NeatoCode Techniques which can attach patient photos to individual health records and then later recognize them based on face-matching.

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