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Could Microsoft's new hologram glasses replace traditional eyeglasses?

Microsoft's prototype holographic near-eye display glasses for virtual and augmented reality. Image: Microsoft Research More about InnovationEnterprises are still in the early stages of understanding how virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can be used to reach business goals. Part of the problem is that these devices are often bulky, and do not provide enough information for the brain to judge...

Emirates airline sets sights on augmented reality glasses

Emirates, hoping to shake off budget airlines coveting its long-distance customers, has set its sights on goggles.The carrier is studying ways to equip staff with augmented reality glasses that display a passenger’s name and travel habits, allowing more personalised service, said Christoph Mueller, Emirates’ chief digital and innovation officer. Travellers may also be given eyewear to help them navigate airports or browse food menus. "We could enhance customer service tremendously," said Mr...

Sony 46in glasses-free 3D TV

The most noticeable thing about 3D at the 2012 CES was its absence. Samsung hardly bothered with it at all, while for many other brands it only got secondary billing to their new Smart TV functionality. Only LG really went a bundle on it.With this in mind, it was no great surprise to find most brands completely ignoring glasses-free 3D technology. The only two serious exceptions were Toshiba, which still reckons its going to launch a glasses-free 3D model by April, and Sony.Sony had two...