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Google’s Finally Ditching Support for Its Explorer Edition of Glass

Google Glass will soon receive the final nail in its coffin – as a consumer-marketed product, that is. The company announced this week it’s rolling out one final update to its Glass Explorer Edition. But don’t worry: The wearable’s more industry-focused yet still equally dorky-looking brethren, the Enterprise Edition, will continue receiving support. And so the Google Glass brand lives on. Praise be. Read More >>

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 or Tony Stark wearing them. Read More >>

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 >>

Apple Patent Hints at AR Glasses With Transition-Like Lenses

If rumours 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 >>

Facebook Just Coughed up Close to $1 Billion For a Company That Makes Brain-Reading Wristbands

Stirring the speculation pot about the company’s long-rumoured smart glasses, yesterday Facebook agreed to acquire the CTRL-Labs startup which has been developing a wristband capable of reading a wearer’s thoughts and using them to control computers and other devices. Read More >>

Facebook Partners With Ray-Ban to Help Make its Smart Glasses Happen: Report

Hoping to avoid the failure that was the consumer version of Google Glass, Facebook has teamed up with Luxottica, the parent company of brands like Ray-Ban, to help with the development of its own augmented reality glasses, sources told CNBC. But it could still be at least three years before Facebook’s smart specs actually hit the market. Read More >>

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 the progress it made in its switch to enterprise with some refreshed hardware for Google Glass. It’s also transitioning Glass from its experimental X division to main Google. Read More >>

CES 2018: 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 >>

NASA is Going to Try Out Smart Glasses for Astronauts

NASA has announced that it plans to investigate the use of smart glasses in space, for virtual reality and augmented reality applications during human spaceflight – to help with flight operations, repairs or other technical tasks. Read More >>

Sony’s Clip-On Unit Makes Any Glasses Smart

Sony has announced a new display module that clips onto the frame of any piece of existing eyewear, in order to turn it into something more akin to Google Glass. Read More >>

Smart Glasses Footage Allows Bullied Man to Deliver DIY Justice

Clips recorded using a modified pair of sunglasses have enabled a man being bullied in the UK to carry out a private prosecution of his tormentor. Read More >>

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Hands On Epson’s Moverio BT-200: Augmented Reality Lite

A couple years ago we saw Epson's Moverio make its debut. It was kind of like a double-eyed Google Glass, but it had a lot of issues. It was bulky, it was dim, it didn't have any sensors. Basically, it didn't do much. Today, the BT-200 is here, and it's undeniably much better. The only question is, who's it for? Read More >>

Sony to Target Elderly Tech Fans With Wearable Smart Wig Patent?

Sony's engineers have filed a patent for a new form of wearable tech, only this one differs from the watches and glasses currently doing the rounds. Sony's come up with the idea of a smart wig, with embedded rumble tech to tap the wearer on the scalp when they get a message. Read More >>

NYT: Google Glass Is About to Get More Musical

According to a report by the New York Times, Google will today announce a rich new set of musical features for Glass which will provide a better audio experience for those who choose to wear the devices. Read More >>