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Andy Rubin’s Essential is looking into smart glasses with built-in camera

Essential, the new hardware outfit from Android co-founder Andy Rubin, may branch out from phones and smart home accessories into Google Glass-like smart frames. An old patent filing, dug up by the folks at Patently Appleand granted prior to its big phone reveal this week, show a concept device shaped like a standard pair of eyeglasses, but with camera and display hardware built in. Much like Snapchat’s Spectacles, this theoretical Essential device would be used to capture eye-level photo and...

AR glasses will quench your ride-stat thirst

EverysightThe bike I was riding to test a new set of AR glasses was probably a bit too small for me. Also, it was a typical San Francisco summer day, so it was cold and windy, and, like an idiot, I left my jacket upstairs. But none of that mattered, because I was peering into the future of biking. The best part was that the Everysight Raptor AR glasses I was wearing didn't feel bulky and didn't require me to strain my eye socket to look into a tiny screen -- all the information was being...

Epson Moverio augmented reality glasses – here, now

Epson thinks smart glasses will play a very important part in our future with growing uptake of its Moverio technology in tourism, health, real estate, education, sports, and, following recent CASA legislation, for drone piloting.It has launched its new third generation Moverio BT-300 Smart Glasses — technically a “self-contained, binocular augmented reality (AR) system” — to help combine the digital world with the real world.In layman’s terms, it is a pair of glasses with transparent lenses...