Augmented reality glasses patent filed as Facebook Oculus takes the next step

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The social network filed a patent this month, showing an early design of the new AR wearable technology. Facebook Oculus filed an augmented reality glasses patent earlier this month which reveals drawings of an early prototype design for this type of wearable technology. The social network giant has previously confirmed its interest in pursuing this type of tech. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken about augmented reality technology on a number of different occasions. In fact, it comes as no surprise that the company filed an augmented reality glasses patent as…

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Google Glass returns with an eye on the workplace environment

Google Glass Enterprise Edition

After disappearing from the public eye for 2 years, the augmented reality glasses are back again. Two years ago, Google Glass essentially disappeared and many people guessed that the augmented reality glasses were done. Despite the fact that Google insisted that they weren’t finished with the internet connected eyewear, doubters were in the majority. The new version of the AR glasses is designed for the workplace to assist people to better do their jobs. There are already over 50 companies using the Google Glass Enterprise Edition as a part of…

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Augmented reality glasses race heats up between Facebook and Apple

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The two companies look like they’re going head to head in this tech development battle. Recent reports show that both Facebook and Apple are working on their own versions of augmented reality glasses. There have been forecasts suggesting that these devices may become popular enough to take the place currently held by smartphones. Over a year ago, Apple assembled a team to look into the feasibility of AR glasses for mainstream use. Now, it appears as though Apple is pouring an increasing amount of its resources into augmented reality glasses…

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Augmented reality glasses shown at CES 2016 prove hugely immersive

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The Lumus DK-50 demo at the Consumer Electronics Show had a wider field of view than rivals. Virtual and augmented reality played a tremendous role at CES 2016 and among them, there was a product called the Lumus DK-50 that proved to have an experience that was even more immersive than the much better known HoloLens from Microsoft. The HoloLens has been making headlines by being tested by astronauts at the International Space Station. However, despite the fact that Microsoft’s augmented reality glasses have been grabbing more media attention, the…

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Secrets could soon be encrypted through augmented reality glasses

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Google glass and other smartglasses may soon be a method of protecting communications. Until now, when augmented reality glasses were placed in the spotlight, it was usually because people were complaining about the security problems that they feel with regards to these devices, but that may be about to change. A group of researchers now believe that smartglasses could make communications encryption even easier. The security issues that have been brought up when it comes to augmented reality glasses is primarily in one area. It is that people around the…

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Google Glass wearers could soon be dancing

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Recent media reports have said that these augmented reality glasses will soon come with tech to teach dance moves. It may be true that Google Glass was shut down and tossed onto the back burner, not too long ago, but recent reports are suggesting that this wearable technology is far from finished, as it may soon have a new feature available that will teach its users to dance in real time. The AR glasses will soon be bringing a concept similar to “Dance Dance Revolution” to its offerings. The report…

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Augmented reality device could be coming up at Apple

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According to an analyst, the iPhone maker could be looking into a project somewhat like Google Glass. Gene Munster, an analyst from Piper Jaffray, has stated that Apple could be looking for a way to step into the world of augmented reality, and this could one day be arriving in the form of a headset device somewhat like Google Glass, but that would move above and beyond that particular project. Munster shared this opinion in an investor note that was recently released in which he cited industry contacts. Those contacts…

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Augmented reality glasses could be the next thing for NASA astronauts

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These AR devices are going to be tested out through a partnership with the Osterhout Design Group. NASA has now entered into a partnership with Osterhout Design Group in order to be able to run a test on augmented reality glasses that might provide astronauts with a supplement form of computers that will be easier and more convenient for them to use. NASA has revealed that it is focused on developing a pair of AR wearables to be worn on the ISS. Astronauts on the International Space Station could soon…

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Google Glass is headed to the International Space Station today

International Space Station Google Glass

These augmented reality wearable technology devices have received mixed reviews on Earth, now they will try space. Among the latest technology news regarding Google Glass is the fact that it is being blasted into space today, sending it to the International Space Station as a part of a broader mission starting in the Kennedy Space Center located in Florida. The purpose of the mission involves the study of certain functions of flatworms within the outer space environment. Kentucky Space, a nonprofit organization, is taking part in a mission as a…

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Is Google Glass ever going to be something consumers want?

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Many developers are starting to think that this wearable technology has already seen its 15 minutes of fame. The Google Glass wearables have been making appearances at high profile events and have been making technology news headlines as they cause governments and companies to rethink the types of regulations that they have in place – such as for drivers or movie goers. However, many in the industry are starting to ask whether these wearables will ever truly be desirable to consumers. It’s true that Google Glass has found a few…

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Google Glass could bring millions in savings to KFC and other fast food chains

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These augmented reality glasses have the potential to save companies millions through improved worker efficiency. One of the largest fast food chains in the world, KFC, has recently run a trial using Google Glass, in which its employees were trained to use the device with a software program that was designed to help them to improve their overall efficiency rate. The parent company for that fast food chain, Yum Brands, could reduce its labor costs considerably. The training program that used the Google Glass wearable technology was created by a…

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