Glasses

Sergey Brin talks Google Glass at TED conference

Sergey Brin talks Google Glass at TED conference

Today, Google co-founder Sergey Brin spoke at the TED conference held in Long Beach, California. There, he discussed Google's latest gadget, Google Glass. He praises the many features Google Glass has to offer, as well as its ease of use. He states that Google Glass will help him realize the dream he had when he helped create Google 15 years ago. Though along with the praise, he does make a few statements that are a tad bit offensive to smartphone users.

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Google Glass eBay listing reaches almost $16k before being pulled

Google Glass eBay listing reaches almost $16k before being pulled

Google Glasses are a hot commodity, and there's no doubt as to why. The $1,500 pair of glasses that will be shipping out to developers soon is one of Google's greatest undertakings, and users want in on the fun. So much, in fact, that people are willing to spend almost $16,000 to own a pair of Google Glasses before the general public gets them.

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Smart Eye Tracking Glasses offers more detail on what wearers look at

Smart Eye Tracking Glasses offers more detail on what wearers look at

Smart glasses have grabbed a lot of headlines since Google unveiled its Google Glass project for wearable computing glasses. SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) has unveiled their own augmented reality applications with a set of glasses that trigger information by observing the eye gaze of the user. These glasses offer more details on things that the user looks at.

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Google Glass Part 2 will have dual-eye displays

Google Glass Part 2 will have dual-eye displays

The U.S. Patent & Trade Office has just released a Google patent application under the serial number 206338. The patent was filed back in Q3 2011 and it contains details of Google's development of the next Project Glass. The document is titled "Google Project Glass Part 2" and it shows that the newer version of Google Glass will feature binocular displays. The project is being lead by Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

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Google Glasses reportedly coming to consumers this year

Google Glasses reportedly coming to consumers this year

Just a couple of days ago, we got to see what it's like to wear a pair of Google Glasses, which only strengthens our desire for a pair of our own. However, it seems that Google is planning to have Google Glasses shipped out to consumers by the end of the year that aims to bring a "fully-polished" version of the frames to anyone who wants a pair.

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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 Glasses to include bone conduction technology

Google Glasses to include bone conduction technology

Google recently submitted FCC filings for their upcoming Google Glasses. The pair includes 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, but they also include bone conduction technology, meaning that you can listen to audio without having pesky earbuds or headphones. Vibrations that travel through bones near your ears allow you to listen to music, while still hearing what goes on around you.

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Google Glasses make an appearance at the FCC

Google Glasses make an appearance at the FCC

We already know that the Explorer Edition of Google Glasses is about to make its public debut shortly, but not before it makes a trip through the FCC first in order to get approval for public sale. An application for Google Glasses was spotted at the FCC, and we're now getting a closer look at the details of the HUD-equipped glasses before they get handed out to developers.

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New prototype glasses protect you from facial recognition scanners

New prototype glasses protect you from facial recognition scanners

In a world where facial recognition is becoming more and more prevalent, more and more citizens are concerned about their privacy, and with good reason. However, National Institute of Informatics professor Isao Echizen has created what's called the “Privacy Visor”, which are essentially a pair of glasses that fool most facial recognition scanners.

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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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