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Google to let any US resident buy Google Glass on 15 April, but says spots are limited (updated)

Google to let any US resident buy Google Glass on 15 April, but says spots are limited (updated)

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Update: Any US resident will soon have the opportunity to buy Google Glass. But they'll have a limited time to do so.Google has announced that it'll expand its Glass Explorer Program on 15 April, when it'll let any adult-aged US resident purchase Glass... >>

Google Glass to be used by 'Batman' department of the US Air Force?

Google Glass to be used by 'Batman' department of the US Air Force?

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A special department of the US Air Force called, get this, "Batman" wants to use Google Glass on its staff.The "Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided (K)knowledge" (Batman) department is in charge of research and development and is made up of both military... >>

Google Glass Solo looks to cure 'glasshole' woes

Google Glass Solo looks to cure 'glasshole' woes

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Making its debut for the debonair gentleman is the Google Glass Solo, looking to take Glass to the next level.The new Glass monocle addresses a problem that Google is calling "the curious case of the covert overt", where those openly wearing Glass are... >>

Upset by Facebook’s Oculus Rift acquisition? Never fear, True Player Gear is here

Upset by Facebook’s Oculus Rift acquisition? Never fear, True Player Gear is here

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Oculus Rift might have an altered future now that Facebook is in charge, but gamers need not fear. True Player Gear promises to be a replacement that offers all the awesomeness of the Rift and much more.The six year old, five employee startup from Montreal... >>

Augmented reality changing room lets you try on clothes without stripping off

Augmented reality changing room lets you try on clothes without stripping off

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If clothes shopping is as hated a task for you as it is for us, the augmented reality changing room will be a welcome innovation.We got to try out a sample model at the Flux Innovation Lounge in east London organised by Engage Productions. The device,... >>

Oculus Rift goes swimming with sharks, and we don't just mean Facebook

Oculus Rift goes swimming with sharks, and we don't just mean Facebook

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Oculus Rift may have been bought by Facebook, making its future unclear, but that hasn't stopped new experiences being created with and for the virtual reality headset. One of which was on display at the Flux Innovation Lounge organised by Engage Productions... >>

Minecraft creator says it's no longer coming to Oculus VR, because he's creeped out by Facebook

Minecraft creator says it's no longer coming to Oculus VR, because he's creeped out by Facebook

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A version of Minecraft could have been coming to the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, but after Facebook has acquired Oculus, that's no longer the case. "We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus," Markus Persson,... >>

Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2 billion, plans to make 'platform for many other experiences'

Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2 billion, plans to make 'platform for many other experiences'

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Facebook has purchased virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion, the creator of the Oculus Rift headset that has been leading the VR space. Facebook plans to extend Oculus' existing position in gaming to new verticals, including communications,... >>

Philips Google Glass concept for doctors delivers  vital stats as they operate

Philips Google Glass concept for doctors delivers vital stats as they operate

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Philips has shown off a Google Glass concept designed for doctors that would allow them to see patients vital statistics when in surgery without looking away from what they are doing.While the idea of wearing the new wearable might not be accepted on... >>

Maker of Ray-Ban, Oakley partners with Google to make Google Glass eyewear

Maker of Ray-Ban, Oakley partners with Google to make Google Glass eyewear

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Luxottica Group, owner of the Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglass brands, has signed an agreement with Google to make web-connected eyewear similar to Google Glass. It marks a major milestone for the Google Glass program, which until now, has been locked to... >>

Google: 'Glass not just for geeks' (aside: it is)

Google: 'Glass not just for geeks' (aside: it is)

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Google has felt the need to debunk 10 myths it believes are mistakenly associated with Google Glass.Posted on its official Google Glass Google+ page, the company explains that there are several things thought and written about the technology that just... >>

PS4 gets virtual reality headset to beat Oculus Rift, behold Project Morpheus

PS4 gets virtual reality headset to beat Oculus Rift, behold Project Morpheus

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Sony has announced a virtual reality headset for the PS4 called Project Morpheus, during the Game Developers Conference on Tuesday.It's a blue light, 1080p screen, 90-degree field of view, and full 360 degree turning, headset that sits on top of your... >>

Optinvent Ora smartglasses put Android on your face for €699

Optinvent Ora smartglasses put Android on your face for €699

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The Optinvent Ora smartglasses offer a full Android 4.2 platform that you can wear and are now available for pre-order at €699, shipping in May.Optinvent's glasses are independent, so rather than being a slave to another device, can be entirely autonomous.... >>

Rescape AR iPhone game system takes your environment and turns it into Call of Duty

Rescape AR iPhone game system takes your environment and turns it into Call of Duty

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Swedish developer 13th Lab has created an iPhone game platform that uses a player's surroundings as the backdrop for fully immersive first-person shooters, even turning fellow combatants into in-game soldiers or enemies.Rescape is made up of an hardware... >>

Sony reportedly set to reveal Oculus Rift-like VR headset next week

Sony reportedly set to reveal Oculus Rift-like VR headset next week

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Sony plans to take the wraps off a virtual reality headset, similar to the Oculus Rift, at the Game Developers Conference next week, according to Edge Online.Several third party developers already have the VR headset for testing, and call it far superior... >>

Take the VR Ride to Space thanks to Oculus Rift

Take the VR Ride to Space thanks to Oculus Rift

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An ambitious project from the University of Surrey aims to virtually send people to space using Oculus Rift and a space-worthy balloon.The project is now on Kickstarter where £40 will secure you a "ride" to space. The plan is to send up a weather balloon... >>

Oculus Rift and O2 Wear the Rose let us train with the England rugby team, you can too

Oculus Rift and O2 Wear the Rose let us train with the England rugby team, you can too

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When asked if you want to train with the England rugby team the second thought, after will I survive, is how? A few years of schoolboy rugby surely aren't enough to stand up to the nation's most finely tuned athletes? Before thinking too deeply and missing... >>

Samsung 'Galaxy Glass' wants to turn your hands into an augmented reality keyboard

Samsung 'Galaxy Glass' wants to turn your hands into an augmented reality keyboard

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Samsung appears to be working on an augmented reality keyboard that virtually projects letters on to a user's fingers for typing. This not only reveals a new input method but also adds weight to the rumour Sammy is working on a set of "Galaxy Glass" smart... >>

Oakley smart glasses are coming with Google Glass in their sights

Oakley smart glasses are coming with Google Glass in their sights

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Oakley has just announced that - in its words - it's going to "open the blast doors to the future". In plain English that means it's going to get more heavily involved with smart glasses to take on the competition from the likes of Google Glass and Vuzix... >>

Fujitsu Intelligent Glove uses augmented reality for working with complex machines

Fujitsu Intelligent Glove uses augmented reality for working with complex machines

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Fujitsu has demonstrated a prototype of its Intelligent Glove augmented reality system at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.The technology uses a pair of glasses with a camera and screen built in. This nose-heavy lump was connected to a smartphone which... >>

Icis by Larforge is everything Google Glass wants to be

Icis by Larforge is everything Google Glass wants to be

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If we're honest the biggest issue with smart glasses is the look. Where Google Glass makes you look like one of Star Trek's Borg, with Icis Laforge aims to make you look like a magazine model.It might not seem a big deal but style will affect a lot of... >>

Q-Warrior heads-up display being tested in the field: Google Glass for soldiers

Q-Warrior heads-up display being tested in the field: Google Glass for soldiers

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BAE Systems has announced that the Q-Warrior helmet mounted display system is "exceeding expectations" during real-time field testing in the UK.The system is specially designed for soldiers who need distinctive capabilities, such as identifying hostile... >>

Wearables etiquette: Google doesn't want you to be a 'Glasshole'

Wearables etiquette: Google doesn't want you to be a 'Glasshole'

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Google is encouraging those a part of its Explorer program, the first people to experience Google Glass, to shy away from being a "Glasshole" when using the wearable.The Mountain View-based company posted a lengthy guide to its Explorer community website on... >>

PrioVR gaming suit lets you move naturally for Oculus Rift backed gaming controls

PrioVR gaming suit lets you move naturally for Oculus Rift backed gaming controls

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The tagline for the PrioVR gaming suit, which is smashing its Kickstarter goal, is Suit up. Game on. This really effectively captures the simplicity of the suit that should making gaming controls more natural than anything before.The PrioVR Pro suit,... >>

Be a genuine superhero with Morphsuits' AR enhanced Marvel costumes

Be a genuine superhero with Morphsuits' AR enhanced Marvel costumes

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Morphsuits has partnered with Marvel Comics to launch a range of its spandex adult costumes designed around five of the most iconic superheroes around. And what's more, they are all Zappar app-enabled so have heroic augmented reality elements added when... >>

Elder Scrolls Online gets the Oculus Rift treatment

Elder Scrolls Online gets the Oculus Rift treatment

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Elder Scrolls Online, recently previewed by Pocket-lint, has been released in closed beta and has already been given Oculus Rift support.Developer Chris Gallizzi was able to write the Oculus Rift support and even uploaded a demo video to YouTube of the... >>

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... >>