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This rugged AR eyewear is similar to Google Glass but won't break

While some people considered Google Glass eyewear simply cool or nosy, the devices were a gold mine of innovation for Pete Jameson.Jameson, the chief operating officer at Osterhout Design Group, believes Google Glass spread awareness and spawned innovation in eyewear. ODG is among a few companies bringing forward new ideas to make smartglasses practical.ODG's latest R-7HL is a pair of rugged augmented-reality smartglasses that protects eyes from projectiles. The glasses won't break...

Heads-Up: Lumus Shows Off 720p, See-Through Video Glasses

We’ve all see video glasses before – those clunky, Geordi La Forge-looking things that promise to display a 10 foot screen in front of your face. The drawbacks, generally, are size and transparency. Lumus, however, has solved those problems and is working on bringing a pair of see-through, HD video glasses to market that look more Minority Report than 1990s Star Trek. I talked to these guys in September 2010 and the technology has improved immensely since then. They’re basically offering a...

Get ready for Amazon Glass: Firm hires the man behind Google's controversial eyewear and its smart contact lens

Babak Parviz announced his employment change on Google+ Worked on Glass and smart lens to measure diabetic's glucose levelsBelieved to be working on similar projects at AmazonBy Mark PriggPublished: 16:08 EDT, 14 July 2014 | Updated: 17:20 EDT, 14 July 2014 Amazon has poached the man behind Google Glass and the firms smart contact lenses.The firm is believed to be developing its own interactive eyewear.He broke the news on his Google+ page, saying: 'Status: Super Excited',...