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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... >>

Blink to take pictures using the new Google Glass firmware?

Blink to take pictures using the new Google Glass firmware?

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Google Glass still hasn't been released to the masses and we're already getting word of a second version in the works. But back to the now and Google has come up with a firmware update for the model currently being used by Explorers. We can expect blink... >>

Google is readying second Google Glass version for 2014, will be 'cool'

Google is readying second Google Glass version for 2014, will be 'cool'

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Following its Project Glass foray into wearable technologies, Google is preparing a second version of Google Glass for 2014. The news was revealed by Dr Mary Lou Jepsen, head of Google’s [x] labs display division, speaking to MIT Technology Review.... >>

Oakley Airwave 1.5 goggles deliver heads-up display for the slopes

Oakley Airwave 1.5 goggles deliver heads-up display for the slopes

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Oakley has updated its Airwave goggles, improving a number of key features for those who want the technological edge on the slopes.In time for the new season, the new Airwave goggles feature a small heads-up display that will let you track your speed,... >>

Metaio unveils the world's first AR car manual with Google Glass (Update)

Metaio unveils the world's first AR car manual with Google Glass (Update)

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UPDATE: The video has been removed by Metaio as this was a proof-of-concept that was not sanctioned by the car company featured.Gone are the days of digging around in your glove box for you car manual to find where the washer fluid should go - thanks... >>

Google Glass to get own app store, but not until 2014

Google Glass to get own app store, but not until 2014

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Google Glass has revealed that the company has plans to launch a dedicated app store for users of the augmented eyewear, but that won't happen until next year.Although there are several thousand developers and early Glass pioneers with devices, thanks... >>

Sony reportedly building Oculus Rift-like VR headset for the PS4

Sony reportedly building Oculus Rift-like VR headset for the PS4

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Sony hopes to bring virtual reality mainstream with the release of a headset for the PlayStation 4 sometime in 2014, according to Eurogamer. Sony is said to have planned originally to show off its new technology at Gamescom in late-August, but pulled... >>

Google Glass gets INRIX Traffic 5.0 HUD driving super-powers

Google Glass gets INRIX Traffic 5.0 HUD driving super-powers

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INRIX has unveiled its latest Traffic 5.0 app. And this time it will be available on Google Glass. That means real-time travel and navigation beamed directly into the driver's brain.INRIX - the big data company behind Garmin, BMW and Audi in-car navigation,... >>

vrAse virtual reality headset coming: Oculus Rift for your smartphone

vrAse virtual reality headset coming: Oculus Rift for your smartphone

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Imagine getting the 3D video capabilities of a VR headset from your mobile. That's exactly what the vrAse Kickstarter project hopes to achieve in its attempt to enhance small mobile screens while freeing your hands.The vrAse uses specially designed lenses... >>

Siri has some pretty strong opinions on Google Glass

Siri has some pretty strong opinions on Google Glass

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Have you ever tried the Google Glass activation phrase, "Ok Glass", on Siri? Apple's voice assistant certainly knows what you're talking about, and isn't a big fan.The Cupertino giant has added a number of amusing responses that specifically relate to... >>

OpenGlass brings augmented reality to Google Glass

OpenGlass brings augmented reality to Google Glass

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Google Glass is perfect for augmented reality, overlaying information live on the world in front of you. Until now Glass has just been a notification device, but OpenGlass can change that. The OpenGlass project uses servers to bypass the problem of Glass... >>

Field Trip for Google Glass arrives, providing heads-up, hands-free virtual tours

Field Trip for Google Glass arrives, providing heads-up, hands-free virtual tours

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Google's Field Trip location-based app, previously available only for Android and iOS, has now finally landed for Google Glass, alongside a promo video that gives a preview of the entire heads-up, hands-free experience.Google originally launched Field... >>

EVE: Valkyrie brings space dogfights to Oculus Rift – and it looks amazing

EVE: Valkyrie brings space dogfights to Oculus Rift – and it looks amazing

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If you're excited about the potential of Oculus Rift's immersive VR but haven't seen a game that really takes advantage of it yet, EVE: Valkyrie is for you.This trailer, which we may have already watched several times, shows how stunning and enthralling... >>

Oculus Share launches in beta,  a marketplace for Oculus Rift games and apps

Oculus Share launches in beta, a marketplace for Oculus Rift games and apps

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Oculus Rift developers can already use the Oculus Share platform to share content and get feedback, but now Oculus VR has said the platform will become more of a marketplace similar to Xbox Live.Oculus VR wants to "build the ultimate virtual reality platform",... >>

META.01 AR Glasses: Are these the Google Glass killers?

META.01 AR Glasses: Are these the Google Glass killers?

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Augmented reality glasses that actually look good - Google Glass doesn't stand a chance, right?The plan for Meta is to create a set of glasses that do everything Google Glass does, and more, while dealing with issues that Google hasn't. META.01 will be... >>

Google Glass monthly update: more Google Now cards and voice commands

Google Glass monthly update: more Google Now cards and voice commands

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Google has committed to releasing one large update for Google Glass a month, and Monday, the company released August's update.The August update primarily focuses on Google Now cards, adding more useful information for your day. Now you'll be reminded... >>

Audi A3 augmented reality manual now included in eKurzinfo iPhone app

Audi A3 augmented reality manual now included in eKurzinfo iPhone app

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The Audi eKurzinfo iPhone application now includes an augmented reality manual for the new Audi A3. The car was already the star of an iPad app that allowed a prospective buyer to see the vehicle from every conceivable angle, now A3 owners can use their... >>

Ikea will use AR within its app to help customers find the perfect furniture fit

Ikea will use AR within its app to help customers find the perfect furniture fit

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Home furnishing retailer Ikea is planning an update for its iOS and Android apps that will allow customers to fit furniture in their home before ordering. Using augmented reality, customers can place up-to 90 products in the room virtually for size, shape,... >>

Zappar and Pedigree Books partner for AR annuals, Angry Birds, Cut The Rope and more

Zappar and Pedigree Books partner for AR annuals, Angry Birds, Cut The Rope and more

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Book publisher Pedigree Books has joined forces with British augmented app company Zappar to release a series of "Super Interactive Annuals 2014".Several key licensed titles - including those based on big hit apps and games Angry Birds, Annoying Orange,... >>

Google wants Glass owners to invite a friend to the program, before mass public release

Google wants Glass owners to invite a friend to the program, before mass public release

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Google Glass, the high-tech eyewear out of Google, is currently being tested by an elite few who earlier this year were accepted into a special Google "Explorer" program and could stump-up $1,500. It looks to be about 10,000 people. Now Google wants Explorers... >>

We nearly had to say 'Glassicus' to wake up Google Glass... or 'pew pew pew'

We nearly had to say 'Glassicus' to wake up Google Glass... or 'pew pew pew'

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Although there are only 2,000 Google Glass devices in the world right now, and none in the hands of the normal consumer, it is already becoming a known fact that in order to wake up the wearable computing headset you have to say "OK, Glass". At least... >>

Google Glass comes to London, we go shopping for ice cream

Google Glass comes to London, we go shopping for ice cream

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"OK, Glass… Get me directions to Scoop Gelato."After months of American commentary on Google Glass, two have finally made it to Google HQ in London, and Pocket-lint is one of the first publications to put the technology into action on the streets of... >>