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Augmented reality comes to life with Metavision Meta 2 glasses

EnterpriseA view of the front of the Meta 2’s sensors, camera and viewing glass up front. PHOTO: Desmond KohWhen I saw the Meta 2 promotional video that featured Nike designers donning the glasses, grabbing thin air and manipulating the conceptual shoe projected onto the space in front of them like holograms, I thought to myself: Cool, quite the asset when it becomes reality in the next decade.I was wrong. The Metavision Meta 2 developer kit can be pre-ordered now for US$949, and, thanks to...

Snapchat launches augmented reality glasses in Europe

Spectacles are a one-size-fits-all pair of sunglasses that can record 10 seconds of video at a time and sync wirelessly with the mobile Snapchat app.The camera-equipped sunglasses cost £129.99 / €149.99 and can be purchased from the product website.The launch is accompied with an outdoor campaign featuring "Snapbot" vending machines, which will appear on Friday in London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, and Venice.The vending machines dispense the Spectacles in either Black, Coral or Teal, and...

Now Anyone Can Order Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses

Now Anyone Can Order Vuzix M300 Smart GlassesVuzix Corporation has lifted the preorder status on its M300 Smart Glasses, making the augmented reality device available for purchase by resellers, registered developers, enterprises, and consumers.The M300 is targeted for business use-cases, particularly industrial, construction, medical, retail, supply chain, and remote help desk functions. Much like Google Glass, the M300 allows its users hands-free data access and capture.The Vuzix M300 Smart...