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Virgin Atlantic to trial Google Glass to help check-in passengers

Virgin Atlantic to trial Google Glass to help check-in passengers

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Virgin Atlantic will outfit concierge staff in its Upper Class Wing at London Heathrow airport with Google Glass devices as part of a pilot scheme to expedite check-in and offer a more personalised customer service.Other wearable technologies and Apple... >>

Train with the England rugby team using Oculus Rift

Train with the England rugby team using Oculus Rift

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As England rugby sponsor, O2 has created a fully immersive experience that lets Oculus Rift wearers virtually train with the England team.Its Wear the Rose video was filmed using nine GoPro Hero 3 cameras with custom-built gimbals strapped to players... >>

Myo Armband and Oculus Rift to usher in immersive gesture-controlled gaming future

Myo Armband and Oculus Rift to usher in immersive gesture-controlled gaming future

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Thalmic Labs unveiled its Myo Armband last June as a means to control gadgets using gestures by detecting electrical forearm signals. Now the company plans to work with Oculus Rift for a new level of physical gaming.Spark Capital owns both the device... >>

Google releases first mini games for Google Glass

Google releases first mini games for Google Glass

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Google is hoping to inspire Google Glass developers with a new set of mini games for the platform. The games experiment with the features and tools of Glass, and the company hopes it demonstrates the possibilities of gaming using a wearable.The games... >>

Samsung ‘Galaxy Glass’ said to launch in September

Samsung ‘Galaxy Glass’ said to launch in September

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Samsung plans to launch "Galaxy Glass" smart glasses at the IFA trade show in September, according to Korea Times.The functionality of Galaxy Glass sounds similar to the Google Glass project made available to members of Google's Explorer program in 2013.Samsung... >>

Glance turns Google Glass into a futuristic sex mirror

Glance turns Google Glass into a futuristic sex mirror

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Glance doesn't actually bring the sex, you'll have to organise that yourself. But the Glance app on Google Glass will allow you to enjoy sex through the eyes, or the Glass camera, of your partner.We can't imagine why you'd want to see yourself on the... >>

Has a patent filing revealed Google's consumer version of Glass?

Has a patent filing revealed Google's consumer version of Glass?

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Google has been issued a patent for a new version of Google Glass from the US Patent Office.It's never a good idea to stick solely to patents when it comes to predicting a company's product release, but Thursday's filing could provide insight into what... >>

Oculus Rift is not just for gaming, it can also help you change sex

Oculus Rift is not just for gaming, it can also help you change sex

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When Oculus Rift finally becomes available to the general public and not just developers, there will be a flood of uses for the virtual reality headset other than just gaming. We have already written about its pornographic possibilities, but there is... >>

MakeVR lets anyone build 3D models using two handed controls and Oculus Rift

MakeVR lets anyone build 3D models using two handed controls and Oculus Rift

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MakeVR, from Sixense, lets anybody create anything using their hands, to be 3D printed into reality. Despite using professional grade CAD software at its core the simple overlaid controls make child's play of building.MakeVR even allows users to work... >>

FBI interrogates Google Glass user after pulling him from a US cinema

FBI interrogates Google Glass user after pulling him from a US cinema

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A man and his wife were reportedly pulled out of a cinema in Columbus, Ohio, by FBI agents because he was wearing Google Glass.In his story, reported by the Gadgeteer, the unnamed man claims he was then subjected to hours of questioning. He says the Google... >>

Animin, the augmented reality pet that brings Tamagotchi into the 21st century

Animin, the augmented reality pet that brings Tamagotchi into the 21st century

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Figure Games has released a real-world digital pet called Animin, that uses augmented reality to bring the toy experience to life.Animin uses an app for smartphones and tablets to help you feed, give medicine, clean up, and play with your virtual pet.... >>

Driver ticketed while wearing Google Glass not guilty, California court says

Driver ticketed while wearing Google Glass not guilty, California court says

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We know texting and driving is a terrible thing to do. But what about wearing Google Glass while driving?Commissioner John Blair within the San Diego, California traffic court threw out a citation that was given to a woman driving with Google Glass. He... >>

Google's smart contact lens will measure glucose levels in your tears

Google's smart contact lens will measure glucose levels in your tears

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Google's Google X team has developed a smart contact lens that can measure glucose levels in people with diabetes. It uses miniaturised electronics like chips, sensors, and a hair-thin antenna to test your tears for glucose."We’re now testing a smart... >>

GlassFit's Race Yourself app uses Google Glass to turn exercise into a virtual reality game

GlassFit's Race Yourself app uses Google Glass to turn exercise into a virtual reality game

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Race Yourself is the app that Google Glass was built for, blending the real world with a virtual one to keep you fit.Imagine a virtually created race with other runners all around you, or skiing through check points only you can see? All that and a map,... >>

OpticsPlanet's Wetley GGRX becomes first prescription lens adapters for Google Glass

OpticsPlanet's Wetley GGRX becomes first prescription lens adapters for Google Glass

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OpticsPlanet's Wetley brand has announced the GGRX, the first-available prescription adapter for Google Glass Explorer Edition.The adapters won't ship for another couple of weeks, but you can browse the entire product line at OpticsPlanet's website. There... >>

Hands-on: Oculus VR Crystal Cove prototype

Hands-on: Oculus VR Crystal Cove prototype

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Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that immerses you into video games like you'll have never experienced before. We've been watching the company's progression for a number of years now, trying out each iteration of the headset, all before it becomes... >>

Google Glass to be made road legal in the UK?

Google Glass to be made road legal in the UK?

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The UK Department for Transport (DfT) could be reconsidering its decision that the use of Google Glass while driving would be illegal. The Sunday Times has reported that the transport department is in talks with Google to find a way to make the head-mounted... >>

Epson Moverio BT-200 AR smart specs take on Google Glass at its own game

Epson Moverio BT-200 AR smart specs take on Google Glass at its own game

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Epson has unveiled a set of augmented reality smart glasses that offer a digitally enhanced view of the real world. The Moverio BT-200 glasses feature a front-facing camera, GPS system, compass and accelerometer, so they can sense the world around the... >>

The Technogym treadmill controlled by Google Glass

The Technogym treadmill controlled by Google Glass

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Technogym has announced a new bit of fitness equipment for those who like to go running indoors and wear their Google Glass.The niche product, showcasing at CES this week in Las Vegas, will let Glass wearers tap into the specially enhanced treadmill... >>

Vuzix V720 video headphones combo puts a 720p 3D screen on your face

Vuzix V720 video headphones combo puts a 720p 3D screen on your face

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Vuzix has just won a 2014 CES Innovation Award for its new V720 video headphones. This gorgeous looking headset offers headphone sound while plonking two screens at 720p right in front of your eyes.The dual screens are housed in a visor that lets you... >>

Hyundai Genesis car will be controlled by your wearables including Google Glass

Hyundai Genesis car will be controlled by your wearables including Google Glass

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Hyundai has just announced that its 2015 Genesis model will be smart, thanks to Blue Link which will allow it to be controlled using wearable gadgets, including Google Glass.Blue Link is Hyundai's cloud-based platform that mediates between the car and... >>

Buy Google Glass as it goes on sale to the public, but only to a select group

Buy Google Glass as it goes on sale to the public, but only to a select group

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Your chance to wrap Google Glass around your face may be here as the device goes on sale to the public. But only those who are subscribers to  Google Play Music All Access will be getting invitations to buy the latest version of Google Glass.Previously... >>

NORAD gets competition as Google’s Santa Tracker, now live, uses Google Maps, Google Glass, and an app

NORAD gets competition as Google’s Santa Tracker, now live, uses Google Maps, Google Glass, and an app

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NORAD (North American Aerospace Defence Command) takes time off from tracking missiles and points its gadgets at Santa every Christmas, allowing kids to track his movements.This year Google has got in on the action with its own Santa Tracker which uses... >>

What can Google Glass do now? A look at all the XE software updates and features

What can Google Glass do now? A look at all the XE software updates and features

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If you were one of the many people who watched that Google Glass video on YouTube earlier this year and got all excited over the possibilities, you might now find yourself, several months later, a little confused about what Glass is, what it can currently... >>

Google Glass now lets you wink to capture photos

Google Glass now lets you wink to capture photos

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Google Glass has been updated with the ability to take a picture with a wink, along with new features in its software thanks to an XE12 update released Tuesday.Google says the wink-to-capture feature is faster than using the camera button or voice action... >>

Google briefly releases MyGlass app for iOS, letting more users control Google Glass

Google briefly releases MyGlass app for iOS, letting more users control Google Glass

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Google Glass is about to get easier to use on the iPhone, after its long reliance on Android.The Google MyGlass app for iOS was briefly released on the App Store on Monday, before being taken down. It's not clear why the app wasn't left to stand, but... >>

Got an HP printer? Print your own augmented reality Christmas cards using HP Live Photo

Got an HP printer? Print your own augmented reality Christmas cards using HP Live Photo

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It’s not too late to send out Christmas cards - it’s also not too old fashioned, not anymore. HP has announced HP Live Photo which lets you embed videos in printed images for others to see using their smart devices.HP Live Photo works like this: you... >>

Oculus Rift secures funding to go into mass production, consumer headset is go

Oculus Rift secures funding to go into mass production, consumer headset is go

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Oculus VR has secured a further $75 million (£45.9 million) in investment that will be used to finalise the consumer model of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset."This additional infusion of capital, as well as the leadership and experience of Marc... >>

Recon Snow2 heads-up-display adds full Facebook integration

Recon Snow2 heads-up-display adds full Facebook integration

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Recon is a heads-up-display pioneer as the creator of the world’s first HUD for sports. Now it’s pushing forward with its software too by offering full Facebook integration to its new Snow2 headset.Yup, even on a mountain, strapped to a snowboard,... >>

Apple’s goggles could give Google Glass and Oculus Rift some competition

Apple’s goggles could give Google Glass and Oculus Rift some competition

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Apple is rumoured to have a wearable head-mounted piece of kit in the works and now a patent has surfaced to show more detail. It looks like the fruit giant is working on its own pair of display goggles to rival Google Glass and Oculus Rift.Unlike Google... >>

New Google Glass spotted with prescription lenses attached

New Google Glass spotted with prescription lenses attached

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Google has already announced a new version of Glass that’s coming to Explorers soon. In fact they can trade in their old model for a straight swap. One of the big changes in the new hardware will be the ability to work with prescription glasses. Now... >>

Taggar is here to make augmented reality sociable: Hide messages in objects only your mates can find

Taggar is here to make augmented reality sociable: Hide messages in objects only your mates can find

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Taggar, a new app from the people behind augmented reality app Aurasma, has been launched. But it’s more than just an app, it’s an entirely new platform.The Taggar app takes the next step from intelligent augmented reality to socialising the technology.... >>

Google invites Explorers to swap out for second-gen Google Glass

Google invites Explorers to swap out for second-gen Google Glass

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Google is asking Google Glass Explorers - those taking part in the wearable's beta program - to swap their first-generation Glass model for the updated version.An email was sent on Wednesday to the participants who originally shelled out $1,500 to get... >>

Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses go on sale to the public today - beating Google Glass

Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses go on sale to the public today - beating Google Glass

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Vuzix has today announced that its M100 smartglasses will be on sale to the public, making them the world’s first. It certainly puts the glasses in public hands ahead of Google’s Glass which is still available only to developers, although they can... >>

Google Glass officially gets Play Music app to swipe music in front of your eye

Google Glass officially gets Play Music app to swipe music in front of your eye

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Google has released a Play Music application for Google Glass users, giving them a way to stream music through the wearable gadget. The application was previously announced in November, and it has now officially been made for the "Glass Explorers".The... >>

Oculus Rift HD and Eve: Valkyrie: Hands-on with the duo made for each other

Oculus Rift HD and Eve: Valkyrie: Hands-on with the duo made for each other

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When we first had a go of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at CES in January it was in a very rough and ready form. It was only a standard definition headset at the time and the software was not really anything that truly showed the potential of... >>

GDK, the developers kit for Google Glass, is here

GDK, the developers kit for Google Glass, is here

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At long last Google has released its eagerly anticipated Glass Development Kit. This means developers now have access to areas in the Glass hardware that were previously inaccessible.READ: Google is readying second Google Glass version for 2014, will... >>

Recon Instruments announces Recon Snow2 heads up display: 3 times faster and 35 per cent longer battery

Recon Instruments announces Recon Snow2 heads up display: 3 times faster and 35 per cent longer battery

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Recon Instruments was one of the first companies to pioneer heads up displays - yes, even before Google. It’s often used in sports like snowboarding and skiing as the unit fits snugly inside goggles. Now it’s got a new Recon Snow2 HUD offering more... >>

At last, an Oculus Rift sex simulator is here: Had to happen (NSFW)

At last, an Oculus Rift sex simulator is here: Had to happen (NSFW)

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It was always going to happen. Any good advance in video technology is either created by or helped along by porn adopting it. And when it comes to a fully immersive 3D environment like Oculus Rift it was only a matter of time before sex simulation got... >>

Nissan wearable 3E HUD, in futuristic Google Glass style, is teased in video

Nissan wearable 3E HUD, in futuristic Google Glass style, is teased in video

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Nissan has unveiled its in-car heads up display looking like something from a sci-fi movie. It did this in a video called “Nissan 3E birth” which gives away very little but the awesome looks of this cyborg-like headgear.The HUD is due to be unveiled... >>

Google partners for Glass prescription, fashion and sports lenses

Google partners for Glass prescription, fashion and sports lenses

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Google has had plans in the pipeline for a prescription lens version of Glass and now it’s coming to light.Google has teamed up with Rochester Optical to design and create “custom prescription, fashion, and sports lenses”. The lenses should be ready... >>

Buy your very own Google Glass right now, on eBay

Buy your very own Google Glass right now, on eBay

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We learnt, just last night, that Google had relaxed its rules on Glass Explorers by, sort of, allowing them to sell their headsets - something that would have had them deactivated in the past. And already they're starting to appear for sale on eBay.READ:... >>

Police issue first fine for wearing Google Glass while driving a car

Police issue first fine for wearing Google Glass while driving a car

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Despite there being very few Google Explorers out there with Google Glass, police have already managed to start fining. Google Explorer Cecilia Adabie was fined for wearing Google Glass while driving in San Diego, California. The police officer pulled... >>

Google previews new Glass hardware with earbud

Google previews new Glass hardware with earbud

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Google has given us a first look at the redesigned version of Google Glass first announced on Monday. The photos highlight users wearing Glass, featuring the mono ear bud Glass Explorers will be able to switch out for later this year. While the new version... >>

Google: Explorers can swap Glass for new one, invite friends to buy

Google: Explorers can swap Glass for new one, invite friends to buy

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Google has just opened the doors to its Explorer Program a little wider, announcing that Explorers can now upgrade their Glass hardware and invite other to buy Glass for themselves.Google specifically revealed that it has processed all the feedback cropped... >>

Is Google building a Google Glass store in San Francisco Bay?

Is Google building a Google Glass store in San Francisco Bay?

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Google is building something massive at Treasure Bay, an old navy base in the middle of San Francisco Bay. CNET first reported that it could be a data centre, but more interestingly, KPIX says it will be a structure aimed at consumers. It may sound... >>

Samsung patent tips Google Glass competitor

Samsung patent tips Google Glass competitor

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Samsung may be gearing up with a rival to Google Glass, if a patent filing with Korean authorities eventually comes to market. The filing was first spotted by The Wall Street Journal and shows Samsung has taken a bit of inspiration from Mountain View... >>

Consumer version of Oculus Rift won't make you sick, 4K version to come

Consumer version of Oculus Rift won't make you sick, 4K version to come

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Early Oculus Rift users quickly noted experiencing motion sickness after using the gaming headset. It's something we felt at CES 2013, too. But according to Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe, the consumer version of the headset will completely get rid of any... >>