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Wearables expert releases new alleged assault image arguing McDonald’s denial

Wearables expert releases new alleged assault image arguing McDonald’s denial

Professional cyborg Professor Steve Mann has responded to McDonald's denials that its staff physically assaulted him, releasing a new photo that reportedly shows one employee in the process of striking his wearable computer. In an update to his original report, Mann added another image captured by his EyeTap headset itself, seemingly showing the primary perpetrator accused in the assault reaching out and making contact with the gadget.

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McDonald’s denies Steve Mann wearables assault

McDonald’s denies Steve Mann wearables assault

McDonald's has denied that staff at a Paris restaurant assaulted "father of augmented reality" Professor Steve Mann, insisting that no damage to the researcher's Google Glass-style wearable computer was caused. In a new statement provided to SlashGear, McDonald's says that it has individually interviewed "several staff members" at the Paris restaurant, and "all independently and consistently expressed that their interaction with Dr. Mann was polite and did not involve a physical altercation."

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Broken Glass: Father of wearable computing allegedly assaulted

Broken Glass: Father of wearable computing allegedly assaulted

Wearable computing pioneer Steve Mann has allegedly been attacked by employees of a French McDonald's after sporting his own version of Google's Glass AR headset, with the EyeTap eyepiece grabbing snapshots of those involved. Mann, who led MIT's Wearable Computers group and has been exploring mediated reality technologies for several decades, claims that while on holiday in Paris with his family he was challenged by staff at the fast food chain, who ripped up his medical documentation about the headset and then attempted to pull it from his head. Mann's system is "permanently attached and does not come off my skull without special tools."

Update: Official McDonald's statement after the cut.

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Valve confirms Wearable Computing R&D

Valve confirms Wearable Computing R&D

Valve has confirmed that it is doing its own research into wearable computing, joining a club that includes Google's Project Glass and Nokia R&D, though the company has warned not to expect a commercial product any time soon. Managing director Michael Abrash revealed his pet project this week, researching the future of hardware and software for wearable, "Terminator vision" style devices that could possibly be a direction Valve might follow.

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NEC TeleScouter offers wearable AR with Borg style

NEC TeleScouter offers wearable AR with Borg style

NEC has launched a wearable computer, the NEC TeleScouter, intended to allow fieldworkers to consult a virtual 16-inch transparent display projected in front of them while they go about their business. Consisting of a Brother AirScouter wearable display and a compact 500MHz ARM-based computer packing WiFi a/b/g and Bluetooth, the system currently targets industrial augmented reality (AR) applications, but NEC sees the future being far broader.

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Vuzix Wrap 1200 and 1200VR offer wearable displays with sunglasses style

Vuzix Wrap 1200 and 1200VR offer wearable displays with sunglasses style

Vuzix continues to plug away at video eyewear, with its latest set, the Vuzix Wrap 1200, promising the equivalent of a 75-inch display viewed from 10 feet away. Each 16:9 eyepiece runs at 852 x 480 resolution with a 60Hz refresh rate, and supports 16-bit color as well as 2D and 3D playback. Meanwhile, a second version - the Wrap 1200VR - boosts connectivity and makes the headset ideal for virtual reality applications.

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Looxcie wearable camcorder/headset lets you lifecast with Android

Looxcie wearable camcorder/headset lets you lifecast with Android

Our transition to Borg-like self-facilitating media nodes takes another geeky step, with Looxcie's eponymous headset-mounted Bluetooth camcorder.  Combining a regular Bluetooth headset with a 480 x 320 15fps camera, 4GB of onboard storage and a companion Android app that allows you to review and upload footage while on the move, Looxcie promises to help you share all those "wow, did you see that?!" moments those around you generally miss.

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Sony Nextep Computer Packs OLED and Can be Worn on the Wrist in 2020

Sony Nextep Computer Packs OLED and Can be Worn on the Wrist in 2020

This thing is ridiculous. We're all for great concepts, and we're even more excited about seeing crazy things that we can wear on our body. Like a watch. Or a fanny pack for the chest. But when it looks this shiny, and packs enough features to make anyone drool, we have to say we're pretty skeptical. Or maybe we just don't want to be let down. Meet the future of computing for Sony: the Nextep Computer.

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iPhone head-computer dock patent tips AR and other possibilities

iPhone head-computer dock patent tips AR and other possibilities

Apple's iPhone gaming controller dock isn't the only new patent application from the company to be published this week; the company is also pushing forward into head-mounted and wearable computer technology.  Like the gaming patent, this latest proposition relies on taking an existing portable device - yes, like an iPhone or iPod touch - and combining it with a task-specific dock.  Here, the dock is a head-mounted display system, with Apple envisaging an iPhone sliding into the side.

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