I Tried Sony's Do-It-Yourself Google Glass

Wearable computers are the hot trend in technology, and the holy grail for any electronics company is augmenting your vision with crazy computer glasses. Google started it, Microsoft's allegedly working on it, and Sony's got one too—fashion be damned. But at least Sony's new cyborg eye can attach to your existing… » 1/05/15 8:30pm 1/05/15 8:30pm

These Augmented Reality Glasses Are James Bond-Worthy

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+ » 1/02/15 11:55am 1/02/15 11:55am

Sony's Clip-On Unit Will Make Any Glasses Smart

Sony has announced a new display module that clips onto the frame of any piece of existing eyewear in order to turn it into something more akin to Google Glass. » 12/17/14 4:28am 12/17/14 4:28am

WSJ: Intel Will Supply the Guts For a New Version of Google Glass

According to the Wall Street Journal, Intel is readying the silicon brains which will power a new version of Google Glass, expected to be made available next year. » 12/01/14 3:43am 12/01/14 3:43am

What's This Generation's Segway?

A recent Reuters report makes a fairly sound case for the demise of Google Glass, which is obviously giving headline writers across the internet the opportunity to label it as This Generation's Segway. But that's far too important a title to give away without a long discussion and the posting of many, many GIFs of… » 11/15/14 10:00am 11/15/14 10:00am

Is Google Glass Dying?

Google Glass was supposed to be the eyewear of the future, but that future sounds pretty grim—at least if you read Reuters' latest report on the cyborg-like eyewear. » 11/14/14 7:27pm 11/14/14 7:27pm

Google Glass Is Now Banned From Movie Theaters Across the U.S.

Google Glass is often viewed with disdain in public spaces, and now that includes the cinema. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners have decided to ban the device and its ilk from movie theaters nationwide. » 10/30/14 4:54am 10/30/14 4:54am

This Filmmaker Reviews Google Glass Using Google Glass

By this stage, Google Glass has been around in its kinda-beta kinda-on-sale format for a solid 18 months, and the internet is awash with more reviews than you can probably tolerate. But it's still interesting to see wizard filmmaker Casey Neistat's opinion on everyone's favorite face computer, especially when the… » 10/25/14 5:00pm 10/25/14 5:00pm

Google Glass App Gives Conversations Real-Time Closed Captioning

Georgia Tech researchers have come up with an app that turns Google Glass into a real-time closed-captioning display for the hearing-impaired, using the voice recognition in the user's Glass-paired smartphone. Now this is a face-computer use we can get behind. » 10/04/14 6:07pm 10/04/14 6:07pm

This Google Glass App Can Tell You How Stressed You Are

Google Glass can now detect when your stress levels are through the roof, which, let's face it, is decidedly less creepy than having it detect someone else's. » 9/08/14 3:57am 9/08/14 3:57am

This Google Glass App That Measures Human Emotions Is So, So Creepy

It's not like we need any more reminders about how creepy Google Glass can be, but developers never stop surprising us. An new app from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute that uses facial tracking, proprietary tools and Glass, can measure human emotions. In real time. » 9/01/14 9:00am 9/01/14 9:00am

Google Patents a Less Obvious Tech-on-the-Inside Version of Glass

Google has come up with a way to make Google Glass (a little) more socially acceptable —by tucking the guts inside to hide the obvious parts out of view. » 8/20/14 6:20am 8/20/14 6:20am

Ferguson Police Will Finally Get the One Device They Really Need

In a statement today, Ferguson's police department announced that it is committed to buying vest cameras for its officers. When it finally happens, it'll be a great first step. And it'll happen even faster if we ditch the bloated, expensive wearable cam tech cops use today for something accessible to every U.S.… » 8/19/14 4:19pm 8/19/14 4:19pm

Everything Google Didn't Highlight At I/O

They keynote at Google's big developer conference is over, and in its three hours(!) we found out about AndroidTV, Android Auto, and the next big release of Android for you phone. But there was also a ton of rumored stuff that Google didn't announce. Here's what was missing, and our best guesses at why. » 6/26/14 11:21am 6/26/14 11:21am

Google I/O Wishlist: What We Want (And What We'll Get)

Google's biggest day of the year is here: Google I/O! And along with fancy developer seminars with enticing names like "open-source technologies from the Hadoop ecosystem as part of your Cloud toolkit," we're also going to get some Fun Announcements. Here's what we're expecting, what we're hoping for, and what'll have… » 6/25/14 9:35am 6/25/14 9:35am

Google Glass Hardware Just Got a Spec Bump

Google has announced that Glass is getting a hardware update following its extended Explorer testing feedback—but current owners won't get upgraded. » 6/25/14 3:41am 6/25/14 3:41am

It's Freakishly Easy To Steal Phone PINs With Google Glass

Not feeling paranoid enough today? Here you go: Your phone lock screen might actually make it easier for nefarious cyber bandits to steal your passwords. » 6/24/14 2:20pm 6/24/14 2:20pm