Glasses

Vuzix Wrap 1200AR augmented reality eyewear now shipping

Vuzix Wrap 1200AR augmented reality eyewear now shipping

Vuzix has been producing all sorts of video glasses for a number of years. One of the most recent products that the company has announced is called the Wrap 1200AR. These glasses are see-through augmented reality units providing lots of adjustability to allow wearers the ability to overlay video and other content on what they see in the real world.

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Google Glass gets transforming nose piece patent

Google Glass gets transforming nose piece patent

Those of you waiting for the ultimate head-mounted computer in Google's Project Glass will be glad to know that it may be coming with a nose piece that changes based on your desires - and nose size. What we're seeing today is a patent at the USPTO that's been granted to Google which shows a technology that allows for a malleable nose bridge controlled by the touchpad that sits on the side of the Glass unit (by your temple). Just incase you've got an extra-stuffy nose, you'll be set!

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Time calls Google Glass “Best Invention of the Year”

Time calls Google Glass “Best Invention of the Year”

This week the folks at Time magazine have released their yearly "Best Inventions of the Year" list and on it is none other than our good pal Google Glass. This device was revealed in pieces throughout the year and received its very first developer-grade pre-release at this year's Google I/O convention. Users are able to wear the glasses and see a computer interface near their eye as well as take photos with a nod - the final iteration of this device may well be released inside 2013; we'll just have to wait and see!

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Sony HMZ-T2 Personal 3D viewer changes your perspective

Sony HMZ-T2 Personal 3D viewer changes your perspective

The next generation in 3D visuals may well have just been revealed by Sony in a device called the HMZ-T2 Personal 3D viewer. This device has been almost secretly revealed at IFA 2012 with just a peep spoken by Sony - it bringing on a next-generation look and perhaps a bit more viable final product than last year's model HMZ-T1. This device is ready to bring on a wearable 3D display for anyone willing to put the massive Geordi LaForge mask.

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Google Glass Explorers hangouts create chaos

Google Glass Explorers hangouts create chaos

This week the folks in charge of social media surrounding the Google Project Glass hardware on order right this second have created a set of Hangouts for the betterment of the project - but it didn't turn out all that great this afternoon. The first set of Google Glass Explorers hangouts ended in mass confusion and hopeful users ending up finding out little, if anything, about Google Glass that they didn't already know. Google Glass product manager Steve Lee and community manager Sarah Price hoped to hear feedback and ideas throughout the day.

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Apple files patent application for high-resolution display in video glasses

Apple files patent application for high-resolution display in video glasses

Apple has applied for yet another patent with the US Patent Office, but instead of smartphone-related features, this patent covers high-resolution display in video glasses. The timing may seem suspect, what with Google's current Google Glass push going strong, but Apple has actually been filing patents related to video glasses since 2006. Indeed, this is nothing new for Apple, and with this latest patent application, it seems that the company is getting closer to achieving what it ultimately wants: bringing a retina-like display to the smaller screen you'd find in video glasses.

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Wearable technology developer exclaims massive adoption potential

Wearable technology developer exclaims massive adoption potential

This week we had a brief chat with Will Powell, a developer responsible for some rather fantastic advances in the world of what Google has suddenly made a very visible category of devices: wearable technology. With Google's Project Glass nearer and nearer reality with each passing day, we asked Powell how his own projects were making advances at the same time, and how he saw advances in mobile gadgets as moving forward - and possibly away from smartphones and tablets entirely.

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