I've seen the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses before, at CES 2013 in January. The headset made an appearance at the Wearable Tech Expo in New York City this week. Its capabilities aren't exactly the same as Glass', and neither is the build; instead of a metal visor with a transparent eyepiece attached, the M100'… Read more
Computer Glasses for Mac increases the size of fonts and images on your screen, making them easier to read, while only leaving a negligible footprint on your Mac's resources. It downloaded quickly as a ZIP file and was operational in seconds.
After extracting the files, double-clicking the program starts it without requiring any separate installation process. The program has no menu of its own, but installs a large circle on the computer screen. Users can click and drag the circle around the screen and place it using crosshairs that appear. Everything inside the circle is enlarged for better viewing. … Read more
It's here! Our brand-spanking-new CNET Video+ app is now available to download on iOS, Android, and Xbox SmartGlass, and gives CNET users the chance for a rich, immersive video experience on their phones or tablets. What's extra special about this new app, though, is that it also pairs with our native CNET Xbox 360, Samsung Smart TV, and Panasonic Viera HDTV video apps, offering unique and interactive second-screen experiences to our users.
CNET stars, including Brian Cooley, Molly Wood, Brian Tong, Donald Bell, Sharon Vaknin, and Bridget Carey, reveal tech secrets that help you get the most out … Read more
You knew this was going to happen. You just didn't know how quickly.
No, I'm not describing the script of every porn movie ever made (though I am). I'm talking about the fact that there is already a Google Glass porn movie in the can.I am grateful to the Verge for discovering that the famous porn star James Deen has already shot a movie with Google Glass.… Read more
LG Electronics has filed for a series of trademarks that may point to a tablet, smartwatch, and other devices up its sleeve.GPad, G Watch, G Glass, G Link, G Band, and G Hub are among the names trademarked by LG, according to the Korean Intellectual Property Office, as cited by blog site PocketDroid on Monday.
The letter G is used by LG to brand its premium lineup of smartphones. Among the trademarked items, GPad likely refers to a tablet, while the G Watch would be a smartwatch. G Glass could be LG's own version of high-tech specs, a … Read more
The heart of wearing Google Glass isn't merely the wish to be at the forefront of technology -- it's the excitement of seeing what you can get away with.
And so it was that last month New York web developer Patrick Hill decided he'd see if he could slide past the doorman of a strip club wearing Google Glass.Accompanied by a New York Post reporter, Hill tried to enter the VIP club in Manhattan.
SAN FRANCISCO -- For people with autism, communication with other people doesn't always come naturally.
Recent high school graduate Shubhankar Jain understands -- his younger brother Paras is autistic. Watching Paras, who Jain said is intelligent but has difficulty interacting with people emotionally, inspired Jain to build an app, Audeo, that utilizes natural language processing and visuals to help autistic people learn how to communicate better.
"It's hard for them to parse the content and figure out exactly what the emotion is," Jain said.
Jain -- who started his own nonprofit to bring awareness to people living with disabilities … Read more
If there's any place you'd expect Google Glass might be warmly received, surely that would be Comic-Con. With thousands of science-fiction fans toting replicas of futuristic devices, you'd think an actual device that seems straight from a Hollywood flick would go over well. And you'd be right -- it was a hit.
I'm one of the 10,000 Google Glass Explorers using Google's smart eyewear. In the month I've had Glass, I've never encountered a negative reaction, when wearing it in public. Usually, there's curiosity. But during my time at Comic-Con … Read more
Google has decided to invest some cash in the company that helped it bring the head-mounted display in Google Glass to the market.
Himax Technologies, a Taiwan-based semiconductor maker, announced on Monday that Google will acquire 6.3 percent of its subsidiary, Himax Display. The total investment in the subsidiary was not disclosed, but Google has a vested interest in helping the company: Google Glass.
"The purpose of the investment is to fund production upgrades, expand capacity and further enhance production capabilities at HDI's facilities that produce liquid crystal on silicon ("LCOS") chips and modules used … Read more
Unlike his co-founder Sergey Brin, you won't find Google CEO Larry Page in public much sporting his Google Glass, except at weddings in Croatia, but don't think that he isn't a big fan. "I love using Glass because I feel like every time I'm using Glass I'm living that future, that's really, really exciting to me," Page said during the company's second-quarter earnings call Thursday.
For Page, living in the future is core to Google. "Some people want to work on crazy things, want to change the world with 10 … Read more