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Google Glasses expand beyond wearable camera

Google Glasses expand beyond wearable camera

There's really no denying the fact that Google Glass has made a splash with the technophiles of the world, but so far, the campaign surrounding Google Glass has been mostly hype and not nearly enough talk. The Wall Street Journal got to spend some time with Google Glass recently, and thankfully gave us some new details about next year's headset. Needless to say, Google Glass has quite a few things going for it, but at this early stage in development, some key components are still absent.

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Nokia unveils new Luna Bluetooth headset, complete with wireless charging

Nokia unveils new Luna Bluetooth headset, complete with wireless charging

Yesterday saw no lack of accessory reveals for Nokia's incoming Windows Phone 8 devices, the Lumia 820 and 920. It seems that one was left out of the party, though: the new Luna Bluetooth headset, which is naturally recommended for use with Nokia's two new devices. Nokia unveiled the new headset today, giving us an ad with a rather bumping soundtrack to go along with the announcement.

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Nokia Reaction Bluetooth Headset leaks with NFC and ear-detection

Nokia Reaction Bluetooth Headset leaks with NFC and ear-detection

It's not all bad news for Nokia this morning, though whether a swish new Bluetooth headset with NFC pairing is enough to offset 10,000 job losses is questionable. Previewed apparently unofficially via a video on Nokia's YouTube channel, the Nokia Reaction BH-907 Bluetooth Headset supports automatic audio switching between phone and headset along with tap-to-pair with NFC-enabled phones.

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Steve Lee on Project Glass: “people don’t even notice it”

Steve Lee on Project Glass: “people don’t even notice it”

Speaking this week on the Google X device he himself is heading up, Project Glass, Steve Lee commented on wearing the device in the real world. He spoke this week with Fast Company on the many ins and outs the team had to go through before even wearing it out of the building - "we had to keep it confidential and within the confines of our [Google] office building. And trust me, that's frustrating" - then went into post-announcement testing. "I've personally been wearing it everyday out in the real world. I even took it into a San Francisco bar to test out that social situation"

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Golden-i takes on Project Glass

Golden-i takes on Project Glass

A couple of decades ago, wearable displays and head-mounted computers were the stuff of spy stories science fiction - which is certainly where Kopin, Inc. seems to have gotten the inspiration for Golden-i. They're calling their new device a head-mounted computer, with a bevy of integrated sensors and radios to help it along. Instead of acting like a more techy version of glasses like Google's Project Glass, the Golden-i is designed to actually fit over standard glasses or safety goggles giving it applications in all sorts of industrial capacities. Golden-i will make another trade show appearance at CTIA.

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Koss STRIVA is world’s first WiFi headphone system

Koss STRIVA is world’s first WiFi headphone system

Audio accessories maker Koss announced a new headphone system today that it's claiming to be the world's first to employ WiFi technology for receiving music directly from the Internet. The new WiFi-equipped headphone system is called STRIVA and is launching with two styles, one in-ear called the TAP and one over-the-ear called the PRO. Both come with a STRIVA CAP, or Content Access Point, which acts as the WiFi hub for the headphones and is the size of a matchbook.

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Native Union turns your iPhone and iPad into a dual-line deskphone

Native Union turns your iPhone and iPad into a dual-line deskphone

Native Union has been pushing its corded handsets for smartphones for some time now, but the Curve Twin is perhaps the first we'd actually have on our desk. Hooking up a tactile, soft-touch wired handset to two devices - Native Union is pushing the idea of your iPhone and iPad, though anything with a 3.5mm jack will work - and then propping them up on a stand, the Curve Twin can flick between the lines at the push of a button.

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Logitech unveils BH320 USB Stereo Earbuds optimized for business

Logitech unveils BH320 USB Stereo Earbuds optimized for business

Logitech today unveiled the first set of earbuds qualified as Optimized for Microsoft Lync, which is a clear indicator that the product means business. Indeed, the Logitech BH320 USB Stereo Earbuds are designed specifically for the business user, providing subtle style and a full set of in-line controls for those requiring a comfortable headset for voice or video calls on their PCs.

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Google HUD Smart Glasses described as Oakley clone, Google X tie-in

Google HUD Smart Glasses described as Oakley clone, Google X tie-in

A Heads Up Display equipped set of Smart Glasses Google may or may not be developing behind the scenes for the past few months have been tipped as real once again, this time compared directly to a pair of Oakley Thumps. This pair of glasses is known for its great eye protection and ability to play music, while Google's pair will be aimed more at the mobile market, having fully integrated Android and a front-facing camera for information collection. These glasses have been tipped to also have a flash, perhaps for photos or perhaps for night-vision.

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