I have a confession: I've been having out-of-body experiences. They feel like a video game. I'm a spirit in the sky, watching my flesh-and-bone self shamble about as I float on the breeze. How? Because I've been testing one of the coolest toys ever made: a tiny drone with a pair of wireless video goggles that let…
Ever heard of Ralph Osterhout? He's known as the real-life "Q." He created underwater vehicles featured in two James Bond movies. He's the guy who shrunk down night vision goggles to a size soldiers could afford to wear. He invented some of the most popular toys of the '90s, including the Yak Bak, the TalkBoy F/X+…
There's nothing like a thin layer of condensation on your ski goggles to ruin a perfectly good run down a hill covered in tantalizingly fresh powder. But active people get warm and sweat, and science says that cold moist air condensing on your goggles is inevitable. Unless you've got a pair of these F-BOM goggles…
Last year Oakley wowed us with Airwave, its heads-up display ski goggles. And just as we're starting to think about ski season, Oakley's got a new version of the fancy mountain gear that has the same look and some essential internal tweaks.
It's definitely true that Oculus Rift VR goggles are capable of wonderful miracles for a 90-year-old. As for normal people? We can barely keep our heads on or even stand up straight. This poor guy strapped himself to an Oculust Rift roller coaster simulation and almost destroyed the entire room trying to stay…
We're less than a month away from snow season, which means if you plan on hitting the mountain on opening day, you need to make sure you're gear is good to go. Smith I/O Goggles will at least have you covered in the protective eyewear department.
Apparently wearing puffy down-filled jackets in the winter doesn't look ridiculous enough. So for $424 you can upgrade your winter wear to the Matt Nylon Hooded Down Jacket which comes with a zip-around hoodie sporting integrated snow goggles and ventilation holes so you don't suffocate. Although, that could be a…
There are some significant barriers to entry in a triathlon. Physical fitness is one thing. What about all that gear?
An elastic headband and a layer of foam padding is all that most goggles use to ensure they fit. But Scott's new Off-Grid snow specs actually allow you to tweak the shape of the frame, so they sit comfy on almost any face.
Maybe I'm missing the boat here, or am too old to comprehend another bizarre fad, but I'm having a hell of a time trying to figure out why someone would want to wear goggles that make the world look reversed.
Google Goggles could soon become a set of physical goggles if murmurings from within the company are true. Could this be the death knell for smart phones?
After a few seasons on the slopes, you realize that having a set of goggles with interchangeable lenses is a must. Then you realize that changing the lenses on those goggles is a huge pain in the ass. Well magical magnets are once again the answer to all of our troubles.
Microphones can't discriminate what they hear, which can lead to noisy conversations if you're careening down a snowy hill. But by picking up the vibrations in your skull while you talk, Buhel's new SpeakGoggle G33s promise to clearly decipher every word.
Your time is precious. Why should you waste it taking photos with Google Goggles to enable a search? Starting today, you don't have too.
Even as an aging tech, night vision is still pretty awesome. But Wired's Noah Shachtman got a rare up-close look at the bleeding edge night vision tech that's in the field and being developed behind closed doors, like über-sensitive digital thermal overlays, maps, mugshots, and footage—all streamed to a single…
Google Goggles is getting all museum-y on us. Google has partnered with the Getty Museum to let visitors photograph artwork with Goggles and receive a guided virtual tour in exchange.
The Pentagon's mad-science arm wants robotic death-from-above, on demand. And the key to getting it done just might be holograms.
The iPhone can't do 3D—that might be a great thing!—but it's reality. Hasbro's got a workaround—strapping your phone to a pair of big plastic goggles that convert an on-screen double image into a stereoscopic effect. It's surprisingly fun!