Consumers can now purchase a pair of smart glasses for $1,000.
Dubbed the first commercially available "Smart Glasses," the Vuzix M100 started shipping on Tuesday, according to the company. The first models off the line are going to registered developers and others who already ordered the product. But the M100 also is now available for preorder with a promised ship date of two to four weeks.
Described by Vuzix as a hands-free wearable computer, the device offers a monocular 16:9 full-color display that floats an image in or near your line of vision. Vuzix compares the … Read more
Google released an official version of its Play Music app for Google Glass on Monday.
The app, announced in a Google+ post by Glass engineer Stephen Lau, follows two November Glass announcements: that there will be branded and pricey Google Glass earbuds, and the public availability of the Google Glass Development Kit preview. The GDK let developers build apps that use more of Glass's hardware features than before.
Glass owners who previously had sideloaded the Google Play Music app Music2.apk are advised to uninstall it before installing the official Glassware version. Otherwise, the official app will not install. … Read more
I watch a lot of movies.
In most of them, ugly fights often begin with the line: "You talkin' to me?"
So I have a certain fear that the more people wear Google Glass around our towns and cities, the more verbal misunderstandings might get out of control.
Comedian Ed Bassmaster, aka YouTube's Bluetooth Man, decided to experiment with wearing the glasses of the future to the King of Prussia mall in Pennsylvania.
He is not himself an Explorer. He purloined the glasses of PR man Chris Barrett, who seems happiest when his glasses are worn by well-known people such as Bon Jovi's keyboard player.
When Bassmaster wandered the mall, speaking loudly, as many Glassers no doubt will, the reactions were, at times, a picture.… Read more
Brandyn White's adventures hacking on Google Glass began not in a fancy Silicon Valley lab, but in a St. Petersburg, Fla., car repair shop in the mid-1990s.
His dad gave him a Tandy personal computer. The classic DOS desktop tower, "which was old then," White said with a laugh, was part of a payment his dad had received for fixing a customer's car. Limited in what he could do with the Tandy, White soon picked up a programming book from his school library. He was 10.
By the time he was a teenager, White had started … Read more
With a reasonable $1,399 sticker price, the LG Smart ThinQ Single Oven Range with Infrared Grill LRE3027ST incorporates new technology along with features you'd find in a traditional freestanding range and oven. In some cases, this LG takes those predictable elements and adds some flair and utility, such as a pair of dual-element burners for rapid boiling, and an infrared broiler. It's also one of the first large cooking appliances on the market with smartphone connectivity.
Unfortunately, glitches with the app and less-than-useful features mean the LG's smart functions aren't really enough to set this … Read more
We should be thankful for clarity.
There's so little of it around and sometimes it does a fine job of piercing the odorous fog.
One Seattle diner, the Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge, decided to be -- in its view, at least -- very clear with a customer about his wearing Google Glass while eating.
Nick Starr, a video teleconference network engineer, sat down at the diner with his Google Glass proudly perched on his nose. That nose was soon put out of joint when he was asked to take off the famed glasses or take off.
As he … Read more
My Xbox One may not stay connected to my cable box very long.
In a year's time, the Xbox One might be the ultimate TV-connected entertainment box on the planet. But at the moment, it's sitting awkwardly between my cable DVR and my TV -- where it's causing some tension among the TV viewers in my household.
There are a lot of good ideas lurking within the potential of what Microsoft's newest Xbox can be: a smart home hub, an entertainment do-everything machine. But they're mixed with unfortunate downsides. And, at the moment, from what … Read more
Google is now letting developers get their hands (and eyes) on Glass.
The search giant on Monday sent out invitations to developers to purchase Google Glass. Google hasn't said how many developers were included or whether the offer will be extended to more developers.
The move follows the company's recent launch of its Glass Development Kit. Google has also offered its Mirror application programming interface to developers who want to create apps for the hardware.
CNET has contacted Google for more details. We will update this story when we have more information.
Ever since developers got their hands on Google Glass earlier this year, software coders have clamored for greater access to the programming internals of the controversial headset. Google accommodated them this week -- albeit to the sound of muted applause.
To be sure, Google's Glass Development Kit (GDK) does fill in a key puzzle piece that had been missing from Google Glass. Yet many developers are worried. They say that in the absence of more leadership or more access from Google, they're being asked to figure out the final picture on their own -- knowing that it might … Read more