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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...

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...