smartglasses

Facebook and Ray-Ban tease smart glasses ahead of this week’s reveal

Facebook and Ray-Ban tease smart glasses ahead of this week’s reveal

We've known since Zuckerberg's confirmation in July that Facebook plans to launch a pair of smart glasses. The product was said at the time to feature Ray-Ban's 'form factor,' and now we have the vaguest idea of what the design may look like. Ray-Ban has launched a promotional page on its website with a teaser for the smart glasses, as well as a reveal date.

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Snap’s leaked AR Spectacles sound great, but they’re not for you

Snap’s leaked AR Spectacles sound great, but they’re not for you

It seems that Snap, the company behind Snapchat, is planning to launch another Spectacles hardware product -- but you probably won't be able to get it. That's a bit disappointing considering the alleged features that have leaked, including the ability to display augmented reality Snapchat filters directly on the headset in a real-life setting.

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Facebook reveals its Smart Glasses’ nerve-tracking wristband tech

Facebook reveals its Smart Glasses’ nerve-tracking wristband tech

Facebook has revealed another step in its path to augmented reality Smart Glasses, a wrist-based controller that blends AI and nerve-tracking EMG to leapfrog traditional input systems. While the eventual goal is a super-smart artificial intelligence that instinctively intuits what you might want from your high-tech glasses, Facebook says, this wrist-based input controller is much more practical in the shorter term.

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 now available for direct purchase

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 now available for direct purchase

Google's first attempt at a "pseudo AR" eyewear may have been too far ahead of its time. Google Glass as a consumer and even an educational product flopped because of limited practical value, price, and privacy concerns. Thanks to a resurgence of interest in AR, Google Glass found a new purpose and a new lease on life in an Enterprise Edition. Now that gear can be purchased from select retailers but you'd really need to have a use for it bite into that offer.

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Bosch unveiled world’s first all-day transparency smartglasses solution

Bosch unveiled world’s first all-day transparency smartglasses solution

The problem with smartglasses that have been put on the market so far is in several aspects. Many smartglasses didn't look like something that people would be willing to wear all-day. The other issue was one of power with the glasses not having the battery life for all-day use. Bosch thinks it has solved the all-day smartglasses issue for the masses with its Light Drive system.

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