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Augmented reality glasses race heats up between Facebook and Apple

Augmented reality glasses race heats up between Facebook and Apple

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 … Read entire article »

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eSight Smart glasses bring sight to the visually impaired

eSight Smart glasses bring sight to the visually impaired

People who are legally blind have the chance for an instant and significant vision improvement through these wearables. eSight, a Toronto, Canada-based wearable technology company, has developed a pair of smart glasses to help people with low vision. The eSight 3 device is meant to assist people who are legally blind to experience 20/20 visin correction. The glasses capture the image of the wearer’s surroundings in real-time and display it in a way the wearer can see. The … Read entire article »

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The augmented reality marketplace is suddenly taking off

The augmented reality marketplace is suddenly taking off

At the same time that virtual reality is carving out a space for itself, ABI Research says AR is also heading upward. Though virtual reality technology has been receiving a very large amount of attention from the media over the last short while, the augmented reality sector has also been seeing a tremendous amount of growth and it looks as though this is going to continue into the future. A recent data analysis of the industry has … Read entire article »

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Can wearable technology glasses make public speaking easier?

Can wearable technology glasses make public speaking easier?

Researchers believe that they may have found a way to help overcome one of the most common fears. For many people, one of the most terrifying things that they ever have to face is speaking in front of an audience, but researchers have now come upon a way to use wearable technology to assist with this effort and to help to make it less stressful. The idea is to use a special intelligent user interface that is … Read entire article »

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Autistic children could use Google Glass app to boost social skills

Autistic children could use Google Glass app to boost social skills

The application for the wearable technology may also assist these kids in improving the ability to communicate. Brain Power, a startup based in Massachusetts, is now in the process of developing an app for Google Glass that will assist autistic children in being able to learn both communication and social skills. The Glass app would also offer caregivers some vital feedback about how they can help the autistic child to cope in life. The Google Glass app is … Read entire article »

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Wearable tech presents growing amount of Google Glass competition

Wearable tech presents growing amount of Google Glass competition

The latest to rival the giant’s augmented reality headset is the current version of SiMEye. A company from Taiwan is now doing its best to carve its way into the wearable tech industry with a device that would add to the competition that is currently growing for the Google Glass augmented reality headset. Should the company be successful, it could represent quite the upset in this infant industry. In fact, the company behind these new mobile devices has … Read entire article »

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Google Glass blocking technology designed to enhance privacy

Google Glass blocking technology designed to enhance privacy

A growing number of people are starting to resent “Glassholes” and the risk of their surveillance. A new product has been created in the form of a very simple program by artist Julian Oliver, from Berlin, which has been designed to detect any Google Glass device that is nearby and that is making an attempt to connect with a Wi-Fi network. The program, called Glasshole.sh, uses a unique character string discovered in these augmented reality wearables. Oliver found … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality glasses competition is on the rise

Augmented reality glasses competition is on the rise

A new product called Smartspecks is meant to give Google Glass a run for its money. While Google Glass has been working very hard to position itself as the leader of the augmented reality glasses market, some serious competition has started to move in, which has decided to price its devices at a considerably lower amount. Smartspecks have joined in the marketplace among the others that are competing with Google Glass. These augmented reality glasses by LaForge Optical … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology and regulation

Wearable technology and regulation

Wearable devices are becoming more common Wearable technology is beginning to play a bigger role in society. Smartwatches and high-tech jewelry are becoming more common, but are still somewhat rare in many parts of the world. In many cases, these devices are used to sustain a constant connection to the digital world via social media, email, and messaging services. As wearable technology becomes more common, a new problem is arising: Many people that use wearable devices … Read entire article »

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Vuzix to develop new head mounted augmented reality eyewear for the U.S. military

Vuzix to develop new head mounted augmented reality eyewear for the U.S. military

Vuzix, a manufacturer of augmented reality devices, has announced a new project that will bring the technology to the U.S. military. The project concerns a head-mounted device based upon the company’s Smart Glasses products. Smart Glasses are specialized eyewear that contains augmented reality technology. These devices are made for the general public to enhance their day-to-day lives, but Vuzix believes that augmented reality can take the nation’s soldiers to the next level of performance and, … Read entire article »

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