Items tagged with Smart Glasses

While the news concerning Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 family of smartphones has been barreling in at a rapid pace in recent weeks, there hasn't been much by way of information on the company's rumored augmented reality (AR) glasses. However, a fresh leak today coming from tipster Jon Prosser is giving us the motherlode on what Apple has in store for customers. First of all, Prosser alleges that the specs will be called "Apple Glass", and will come with a starting price of $499. That's roughly one-third the price that Google Glass debuted at when it was launched back in 2013, and Apple Glass is expected to be much more advanced.  It's also reported that the glasses will be compatible... Read more...
The concept of smart glasses has not taken hold in the consumer sector, even when a company like Google was pushing the technology. Whether the timing was simply off or if the technology is not something consumers are ultimately interested in, it doesn't mean there is not a market to be had. Just ask China—local police in Beijing are testing out the use of smart glasses as security tools at highway checkpoints. According to Reuters, the smart glasses are made by LLVision. Using artificial intelligence technology, the smart glasses scan people's facial features and car registration plates, and then match the data up in real-time with a database of suspects. If one of the occupants in a vehicle... Read more...
Snapchat may have began as a simple photo and video sharing application for mobile users, but it's since morphed into a social juggernaut. Part of the reason why is because the concept is so simple and addicting, though there's more to it than that. The slow roll out of additional features like filters have kept users hooked, and they've also hinted at what might be in store for the future of Snapchat, one that trades the smartphone for smart glasses.Sean Holister at CNET did some extensive detective work and what he discovered is rather interesting. For one, he notes that Snapchat is now home to almost a dozen wearable technology vets, plus some industrial designers with experience working on... Read more...
The ambitious folks at Vuzix announced plans to develop what they consider the Holy Grail of the wearable display industry, otherwise known as "Smart Glasses." It's all a fancy pants way of describing a pair of see-through HD glasses in a designer sunglasses form factor, but with Web capabilities baked in. "Now after years of internal developments and our recent licensing relationship with Nokia Corporation, Smart Glasses Technology is final here," Vuzix explains. "This amazing new technology starts with a compact display engine capable of high contrast and brightness for outdoor use. The output is then relayed into a 1.4mm thick polymer waveguide lens with input and output hologram structures... Read more...