When my gadget-loving boyfriend wore Google Glass in public for the first time, the thing I remember most is the stares. People squinted across trains and sidewalks at the utterly uncool head-mounted display built in the shape of eyeglasses. So...Show More Summary
Or will Snapchat's Spectacles go the way of Google Glass?
Google Glass was an abject failure, but the world likes wearable products of quality. Snap's Spectacles have been marketed expertly and it seems that the product itself delivers on the hype. Snap is the new Apple.
Move over Google Glass and Snap Spectacles. This new accessory will clip right on to any pair of glasses and makes them smart. It’s called Kai and is controlled through the user’s voice, somewhat like Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri. You can make a phone call, text or even call an Uber, straight from your glasses. Show More Summary
This three-minute video was run through Deep Dream, Google's neural net that generates algorithmic pareidolia in the form of weird creatures. I want glasses that do this. [via]
Maybe Google Glass wasn’t as big of a hit as the company hoped, but wearable tech is definitely still at the forefront of gadget advancements, and the best and brightest examples got a lot of attention at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. The biggest technology show in the world is an ideal place to […]
Over the last 24 hours, you might have missed electronic glasses that auto-focus for you, Google's $4 million contribution to immigration organizations, and Gap's augmented reality dressing room app.
Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are currently the hottest handsets in the world for Android fans. The sleek, iPhone-esque glass and aluminum design is easily among the best you'll find in the market today, and the practically pure Android Nougat build running on the phone provides all of the speed and functionality Android users want. Show More Summary
The Google Pixel is a gorgeous phone but like all other smartphones, it needs to be protected from scuffs, scratches and drops. You don't want all that sleek aluminum and glass messed up with scratches, do you? And if you're going to...Show More Summary
Apple has partnered with German lens and optics manufacturer Carl Zeiss AG on a new pair of augmented reality (AR) smart glasses, according to technology blogger Robert Scoble. Scoble wrote on his Facebook page that an employee fromShow More Summary
The Honor Magic is one of the most interesting devices released by Huawei. It features a unique curved glass design and AI-infused software which gives it Google Now-like functionality.
Smart glasses once seemed like a gadget our future selves wouldn't be able to go without, but since Google Glass tripped over its own awkward feet, they've mostly retreated from the public eye and switched focus to niche applications. Show More Summary
LAS VEGAS — Google Glass may have crashed and burned — and set face-worn wearables back by a few years — but that doesn't mean the dream of turning into the Borg is dead just yet. Rather than foist its augmented reality wearable onto regular consumers, Lenovo is wisely positioning its "New Glass C200" Google Glass clone as a tool to aid businesses. Show More Summary
Lenovo Group Ltd. today announced its latest Google Glass competitor, the Lenovo New Glass C200, at the Consumer Electronics Expo in Las Vegas. Similar to the first generation Lenovo C1 augmented reality headset and Google Glass before...Show More Summary
An exhibit at The Glass Room illustrating how much Google’s parent company Alphabet knows about its users. Shopping in the hip neighborhoods around lower Manhattan usual involves spending too much money on a designer shirt or handmade...Show More Summary
It's kind of not something but whatever. Below the fold, a promotional video from Magic Leap, a company "backed" by Google which endeavors to bring "mixed reality" glasses into the world. The idea is that virtual reality constructs will be...
Google Glass for physicians startup Augmedix Inc. has raised $23 million in a new round of funding from investors McKesson Ventures, OrbiMed, Redmile Group, Emergence Capital and DCM Ventures. Founded in 2012, Augmedix is seeking toShow More Summary
I’ve never been to New York City for the holidays, but I have seen plenty of movies over the years where kids have their noses pressed up against the glass store windows checking out all the…
Australian scientists are at it again. This time researchers at The Australian National University have worked out a way to improve night vision googles - by designing a nano crystal, 500 times smaller than a human hair, that turns darkness into visible light and fits right on regular lenses. Basically, they have invented reverse sunglasses. More »
Snapchat is a known showcase for tidbits from life, but for some users of the the new Snapchat Spectacles, it presents a whole new opportunity: the chance to shoot and share one's sex life. A recent report by Mashable profiled several Spectacles owners whose names were changed at their request for privacy. Show More Summary