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Google Buys North Smart Glasses and North Then Kills Its Smart Glasses

Last Friday, it was reported that Canadian smart glasses startup North was on the verge of being snapped up by Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Today, it’s official.Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Ar, Augmented Reality, North, Smart Glasses, Alphabet Google, Focals By North

Future Apple Watches Could Scan Your Veins to Detect Gestures

While accelerometers and gyroscopes are generally how smartwatches detect hand movements, a newly-released patent hints that Apple may be considering scanning veins in your wrist via the Apple Watch to detect non-touch gestures in the future. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Patents, Ar, Apple Watch, Augmented Reality, Apple Patents, Smart Glasses

Alphabet May Be Buying Smart Glasses Startup North, But Don't Expect New Google Glasses Any Time Soon

Tough times seem to keep rolling for makers of augmented reality glasses. North, the Canadian startup behind the consumer-focused Focals by North smart glasses, is in the final stages of a $180 million sale to Alphabet, according to a Globe and Mail scoop. Read more...
Tags: Science, Google Glass, Ar, Augmented Reality, North, Smart Glasses, Alphabet, Don, I Would Not Bet On Consumer Smart Glasses, Focals By North

These Coronavirus-Fighting Smart Glasses Can 'See' Your Temperature

Chinese startup Rokid has found a unique and somewhat terrifying market foothold for its AI and augmented-reality tech amid the coronavirus pandemic: smart glasses that clock the temperature of those around you.Read more...
Tags: Science, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Ai, Smart Glasses, Rokid, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

How Science Fiction Ruined Smart Glasses

When you picture a pair of smart glasses, chances are you’re envisioning something slick. Perhaps, a stylish pair of aviators that with either a discreet tap or voice command, will immediately pull up an array of information based on whatever you’re looking at. In any case, you probably imagine someone like James Bond…Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science Fiction, Science, Google Glass, James Bond, Hud, Ar, Smart Glasses, Heads Up Display, The Quest

Here They Are, the Dumbest Smart Glasses

It’s hard to stay focused on a task when even the watch you’re wearing can distract you with video games and internet access. But a company called Narbis has come up with a smart device that promises to keep you focused by physically preventing you from seeing the distractions all around you.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Tech, Smart Glasses, Consumer Tech, Neurofeedback, Narbis

Apple Patent Hints at AR Glasses With Transition-Like Lenses

If rumors are to be believed, we could be seeing augmented reality glasses from Apple sometime in 2020. That kind of hearsay is bolstered by a newly-released patent application, in which Apple describes a “head-mounted device with an adjustable opacity system.”Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Ar, Augmented Reality, Smart Glasses, Apple Glasses, This Is Basically Transition Lenses But Techier

Google Glass Gets a Fresh Update With More Powerful Guts—Still Look Dorky as Hell

Almost two years ago, Google parent Alphabet reminded the world that Google Glass wasn’t dead—it just wasn’t for regular consumers. Rebranding Google Glass as an enterprise tool for blue-collar factory workers and doctors was a savvy move that breathed new life into the smart glasses. Today, Alphabet is building on…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Google Glass, Smart Glasses

I Was Ready to Dunk on the Bose Frames... But I Actually Like Them?

Smartglasses have a bad rep—you can thank the glassholes for that. To this day, most people still can’t help but think of the first iteration of Google Glass when anyone brings up the topic of smart eyewear. That also means people start thinking about being recorded against their will, dorky design, and absurd prices…Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Google Glass, Bose, Smart Glasses, Bose Frames Review, Augemented Reality

The Vuzix Blade Is What Google Glass Always Wanted to Be

When Google Glass was announced back in 2013, it was easy to forgive one of the the first AR headsets for looking awkward and being hard to use. There’s no doubt Google’s first crack at making an optical head-mounted display was ahead of its time.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Ces, Ar, Smart Glasses, Alexa, Consumer Tech, Vuzix, CES 2018, Vuzix Blade, The First Alexa Powered Smart Glasses

These Smart Glasses Could One Day Turn Your Nose Into a Secret Remote Control

Google, a company that spends billions of dollars on research and development, still hasn’t found a good reason for everyone to own a pair of smart glasses. But an international team of researchers is rethinking how upgraded glasses could be useful—by turning the wearer’s nose into a remote control for other devices.Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Research, Google Glass, Smart Glasses, Consumer Tech

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