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Wearable Tech

Google Glass Will Collaborate With Ray-Ban to Dorkify the Classic Frames We All Love

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Google Glass may be a world-changing tech innovation, but the device is having a hard time breaking into the mainstream. It could be the $1,500 price tag. It could be the questionable sanity and social skills of the people wearing it. And it could just be how dorky it looks.

So Google’s making yet another bid to de-dorkify the face computer by partnering with the jarringly named “Luxottica,” which is not an upscale porn company, but an eyewear brand that owns Ray-Ban, Oakley and Persol, Elle reports. Read More

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Crazy Face Mask-Like Contraption Beams Video Into Your Eyeballs


Looks pretty kewl, huh? (Kickstarter)

A new piece of wearable technology streams high-quality video directly into your eyes, and doesn’t make you look quite as much like a wiener as you do with Google Glass.

Avegant’s new product Glyph looks like a pair of ordinary noise-canceling headphones, except the band connecting the two ear pieces stretches across your eyes, instead of over the top of your head, making you look like some kind of creature from Star Wars. Using a technology called virtual retinal display (basically, a display with no screen), Glyph—which has raised a ton of funding through a highly successful Kickstarter campaign—projects video into your eyes that looks totally un-pixellated and freakishly real. Read More

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Sorry, Glassholes: Face Computers Not Allowed at Guantanamo Bay War Court

Yes, this is the actual sign. (Photo: Twitter)

If you were planning on wearing your Google Glass to Guantànamo Bay to casually record some trials in the controversial facility’s war camp, you’re out of luck: the powers that be have reportedly posted a fancy sign alerting visitors that Glass is not allowed.

Specifically, the sign reads, “No Binoculars Or Other Visual Enhancement Devices” and “Leave these outside please NO GOOGLE GLASSES!!!” with an arrow pointing to a Glass model’s face computer. Read More

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Dorky Vibrating Headset Will Massage Your Screen-Burnt Eyeballs

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If you spend so much time staring at backlit screens all day that your actual, physical eyeballs hurt, it’s time to go outside for a rousing game of kickball. Either that, or you could buy a musical eye-massaging headset to alleviate the pain.

Manufacturers “claim that the vibrating headset can alleviate puffiness, dark circles and the stinging sensations caused by straining your eyes when reading texts and sending emails,” the Daily Mail reports. Read More

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Report: By 2016, Glassholes Will Be Practically Impossible to Avoid

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Google Glass is already popping up in San Francisco and Brooklyn, and it seems every competitor is scrambling to develop their own prototype. So it’s not that surprising that, according to ZDNet, the tech industry is expected to ship 9.4 million units of the damn things (Glass and knock-offs) by 2016.

Like it wasn’t already awkward enough using public restrooms.  Read More

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Even Hot Models Look Kind of Dorky in Google Glasses

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This could soon be you! (Google Plus)

A few months ago, following a cyborg attack in a Parisian McDonalds, we predicted that Google would be the first to market with computer glasses, but that Apple would take its time perfecting a beautiful, sleek prototype that would automatically become the emblem for hipness everywhere. Now, it looks like Google is trying to head off that theory by incorporating the Project Glass prototype into a New York Fashion Week show. Face computers are super glam, you guys. Read More

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Google Hoping You’ll Freefall for Project Glass Stunt

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At today’s Google I/O developers conference, Google cofounder Sergey Brin decided the best way to demo Project Glass, the augmented reality glasses we’ve been jonesing for since their introduction, was to throw people out of a plane. Seriously!

In a strangely Michael Bay-style demo, skydivers donned Google Glasses, jumped out of a plane and parachuted onto the roof of the Moscone Center, where the conference is taking place. Meanwhile, somewhere in heaven, Steve Jobs clenched his hand into a fist and shook it in the air, screaming, “Briiiiiin!!!!!!!” Read More

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Augmented Reality Glasses Could Be an Awkward Person’s New Best Friend

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In this month’s MIT Technology Review, journalist Farhad Manjoo got a chance to talk with a technology lead for Google’s Project Glass, Thad Starner. An associate professor at the Georgia Institute for Technology, Mr. Starner has been experimenting with wearable technologies since the mid-90s, and was tapped by Google to advise them on issues surrounding Project Glass, the company’s attempt to commercialize computerized glasses.

Ever the skeptical journalist, Mr. Manjoo went into the meeting expecting to find the glasses polarizing and detrimental to social interaction. Also: dorky and vaguely creepy. Instead, Mr. Starner successfully convinced him that Google’s glasses will actually amplify social interaction, stripping it of those awkward phone-checking asides and lulls in conversation when we go to respond to a text. In short, Google glasses could be a socially awkward person’s best friend. Sign us up! Read More