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Lenovo’s Glass rival just hit the patent office

Lenovo’s Glass rival just hit the patent office

Lenovo has been working on its own Glass-style wearable, patenting a head-mounted display with twin transparent screens that could capture audio and video. Billed somewhat vaguely as an "Electronic device and sound capturing method" the unnamed wearable uses bond-conduction to record audio and what look to be a set of Lumus displays to give feedback to the user, allowing for true augmented reality rather than just the floating notifications Google's Glass offers.

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Meta Pro 3D wearable computer hands-on

Meta Pro 3D wearable computer hands-on

GDC isn't just about gaming: virtual reality has dominated the show, and wearables startup Meta has brought along its latest Meta Pro prototype for its first proper public outing. Promising the best of augmented reality in a form-factor slightly more sunglasses-like than, say, Glass, Meta Pro isn't due to start shipping to preorder buyers until later in 2014, but we wheedled some testing time with one of the five prototypes currently in existence.

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Lumus DK-40 hands-on: Glass put on notice

Lumus DK-40 hands-on: Glass put on notice

Lumus has brought its DK-40 wearable to CES 2014, showing off the new developer unit in public for the first time. The monocular headset is, like Google's Glass, an Android-powered wearable computer, but whereas Glass floats a small window for notifications and such in the upper corner of your eye, the DK-40 actually overlays a full VGA digital image over the right eye instead. We grabbed some hands-on time to see whether it lived up to our expectations from the original prototype we tried all the way back in early 2012.

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Lumus DK-40 takes on Glass with true AR

Lumus DK-40 takes on Glass with true AR

Transparent display specialist and military head-up screen supplier Lumus is wading into the wearable computing market, revealing a new developer kit that, unlike Google's Glass, offers full augmented reality support. Set to debut at CES 2014 next month, the Lumus DK-40 monocular dev kit may look ostensibly like Glass at first glance, but where Google's headset has a small display-block suspended in the corner, the entire right lens of the Lumus wearable is in fact a 640 x 480 display. That means developers building apps for the Android-powered headset can overlay graphics directly on top of the real-world view, rather than simply sliding in separate notifications as Glass does.

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Are $1,500 Google Glasses a bargain?

Are $1,500 Google Glasses a bargain?

Being an early-adopter is seldom cheap, but is Google having a laugh with its $1,500 Project Glass Explorer Edition? Put up for surprise pre-order at Google IO today - though not expected to ship until early next year - the search giant demands a hefty sum for those wanting to augment their reality early. Cutting edge costs, sure, but there's the potential for significantly more affordable options that could be here just as soon as Google Glass is.

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Lumus OE-31 wearable display hands-on

Lumus OE-31 wearable display hands-on

Wearable displays are going to change the mobile market, not to mention gaming, and usher augmented reality into the mainstream. At least, they will if display specialists Lumus have anything to do with it: the company has already shown us its 720p twin-display wearable prototype back at CES 2012, and SlashGear caught up with the company again today to see arguably an even more impressive version, the OE-31. Lower resolution, true, but smaller, lower-power and easier to disguise in the average pair of glasses: this could be the way you consumer your Twitter, Facebook, email, GPS and more on the move in just a couple of years time. Read on for our first-impressions.

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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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