Glasses

Project Glass trackpad patent shows glasses’ touchiness

Project Glass trackpad patent shows glasses’ touchiness

This week we're getting our first scientific look at Google's Project Glass smart glasses ability to use its frame as a trackpad. You'll be tapping your way to victory just like Marvel Comics' Cyclops when you get a pair of these babies on, and with no less than a fully patented bit of touch technology. Project Glass is a technology that we've seen several times in the wild now and will likely see next up-close at Google I/O at the end of this month.

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Google Project Glass demo units ramped up to 722

Google Project Glass demo units ramped up to 722

This week it's been tipped by no less than the FCC that Google's Project Glass will soon be expanding in a rather large way. What before looked to be the testing ground for Project Glass in the listing for a "next-generation personal communication device." While it's possible that this is not the Project Glass device exactly, it does excite us too much to simply not report that the Project Glass testing unit might soon be on the heads of more than just a few top Google representatives.

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Regal picks Sony Smart Glasses

Regal picks Sony Smart Glasses

This week the folks at Regal have chosen Sony's Entertainment Access Glasses to help them move forward with entertaining hearing and sight-impaired patrons in ways they've never been able before. These glasses have been in production for quite a while now - as far back as a half a year since they were first revealed in fact, but it's just now that Sony has received a contract to have them distributed to this line of theaters. The real-live use of these glasses, which work with headphones to either bring descriptive audio to a patron or closed-captions directly in front of their eyes, will come at a time when such exciting concepts as Google's Project Glass come to light.

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Google Project Glass smart glasses revealed

Google Project Glass smart glasses revealed

This week Google is showing off their next gigantic project, a pair of augmented reality glasses that connect with your whole Google experience: Project Glass. This "Project Glass" experience is part of the Google X offices for experimental projects and is certainly not an April Fool's joke, though if it'd been released several days ago we may have tagged it as such. Instead this fantastical vision for the very near future is shown in a demonstration video that has us flipping over the prospect of this product being released in the very near future.

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Pivothead video glasses can record in 1080p

Pivothead video glasses can record in 1080p

Pivothead has introduced its first entry into the market of sunglasses with built-in video cameras. Outdoor enthusiasts and thrill seekers get to protect their eyes and record what they see during their adventures. And now with the new Pivothead video glasses, they get to record full HD 1080p video and even take 8-megapixel stills.

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Lumus OE-31 optical engine revealed as smart glasses become reality

Lumus OE-31 optical engine revealed as smart glasses become reality

This week the folks at Lumus have revealed their newest technology embodied in any number of projected 3D display eyewear. Whilst running around CES 2012 like mad chickens with our heads cut off just weeks ago, we made it our mission to find only the most radically awesome designs and projects on the floor, one of them being the Lumus optical engine. What Lumus is showing off today is a very similar engine made to work not only in glasses, but in motorcycle helmets, visors, and all manner of odd face-friendly devices and objects.

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Lumus DK-32 wearable display hands-on

Lumus DK-32 wearable display hands-on

Technology made by the Lumus group has been applied to a pair of glasses shown at CES 2012, and today we're getting our first chance to take a peek at a demo unit. These glasses are not a consumer product, instead being shown off here as a demonstration piece of equipment so that the Lumus technology can be picked up by a manufacturer and made into a real deal for-sale piece of equipment. The video below is also your rare chance to see your humble narrator without glasses on in the interim, only to move on into the 3D world with Lumus.

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Vuzix to introduce Ghost Recon-themed HUD glasses at CES

Vuzix to introduce Ghost Recon-themed HUD glasses at CES

Wearable technology is big at CES this year, and head-mounted display specialist Vuzix isn't about to be left behind. According to some preview images found by Bacon After Dark, the company will partner with UbiSoft and Nokia to bring some of the fancy headgear that the soldiers in the latest Ghost Recon game to life. They're developing a real-world heads-up display for the upcoming game Ghost Recon: Future Soldier that will bring elements of a traditional shooter HUD off the screen, and onto a scifi-style headset of your very own.

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Epson Moverio BT-100 video glasses have see through lenses

Epson Moverio BT-100 video glasses have see through lenses

I have used a bunch of different video glasses over the years for reviews and what not. I have never once had a pair of video glasses in my hands that I would remotely consider wearing in public. A geek has his limits after all. The new Moverio BT-100 video glasses have the same ugly style that most of this sort of gadget offers with some notable differences. The first difference is that on the tiny models skull, the glasses look wider than others on the market do.

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Vuzix secures Nokia technology license for see-through optics technology

Vuzix secures Nokia technology license for see-through optics technology

It appears that the folks at Vuzix have come one step closer to creating a perfect pair of displays in eyeglasses as they today collaborate with Nokia to enter into a technology license agreement to both develop and create see-through waveguide optics for near-eye display systems. This agreement is for head mounted displays as well as video eyewear, all of this based on Nokia's see-through EPE (Exit Pupil Expanding) optics technology. Will this bring your glasses into the display-toting future for a much easier way to tap into the science fiction of tomorrow? Let's see!

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