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CES 2015: Could Osterhout’s smart glasses be more popular than Google Glass?

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They’ve built their business making military goggles, but at CES this year, Osterhout Design Group showed off a new smart glasses prototype aimed at the consumer market. Based on Wayfarer sunglasses, the AR Smart Glasses design is undeniably cooler than Google Glass’ business-chic aesthetic. They’re also designed to be light to wear, if a little…

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A lot of young adults are addicted to the internet, says survey

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We all joke about being 'addicted' to checking Twitter or updating Instagram, but according to a new survey, 16% of 18- to 25-year-olds really are addicted to the internet. Marketing agency Digital Clarity questioned 1300 people in that age group and found that 16% of them spent more than 15 hours a day online, which,…

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Google working on a more subtle, less ridiculous version of Glass

Becca Caddy Tech

After years of ridicule and 'glasshole' comments, it looks like Google is making an effort to ensure its Glass wearable looks a little more subtle and a little less ridiculous in the future by packing its all important tech within the device itself. According to Gizmodo, Google has filed a new patent that includes the photo above.…

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Online conversation analysis reveals wearables are more popular with women

Sadie Hale Tech

Women are much more positive about wearable technology than their male counterparts, a social media monitoring platform has found. Brandwatch partnered with Brilliant Noise to gather and analyse more than eight million online conversations about wearable technology between the months of January 2013 and July 2014. While it found that men dominated the conversation (65%), female authors were 42%…

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Google Glass – now you can grab a free demo

Craig Fox Tech

Until recently Google Glass has been a bit of a rarity in the wild with it only being available to developers and anyone prepared to pay the high price of $1500. However, according to Cnet, the company is now offering demos of its flagship wearable. Yesterday emails were sent out inviting Google users to 'sit down with a Glass Guide'.…

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MindRDR: This Google Glass app lets you take photos and share them – just by thinking

Sadie Hale Tech

The ability to mind-read is fast becoming a reality, thanks to a brand new app for Google Glass, which allows you to take photos and share them using only your brainwaves. Called MindRDR, the app was developed by London-based user experience company This Place and requires the NeuroSky EEG Biosensor to work. It's this additional sensor, which…

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Google Glass is now available to the public, but will anyone buy it?

Becca Caddy Tech

Today Google has launched its highly-anticipated eyewear device, Google Glass, to the masses. But how many will cough up the cash for the controversial new wearable? If you weren't one of the "chosen ones" (officially known as Explorers) to trial Glass early AND didn't get up in time for the exclusive 24 hour sale, then…

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Google tries to make Glass cool with Ray-Ban and Oakley deals

Becca Caddy Tech

Just a week after Google published its kinda cringeworthy list of Google Glass Myths, that addressed outlandish claims like "Glass Explorers are technology-worshipping geeks" (you said it guys, not us), it's been revealed that the tech giant has signed a deal with Luxottica, the company behind brands like Ray-Ban, Oakley and Burberry, to design versions…

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Forget smart watches, are smart textiles and implants the future?

Ashley Norris Tech

We are only months away from an almighty battle for the smart watch market. Apple is rumoured to be beefing up its iWatch team, Samsung is working on a similar device and Sony has been in the market for a while with its range of watches. Might however the smart watch be a small blip…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook hints at 'new products' – the iWatch?

Ashley Norris Tech

Interesting stuff over night as Apple CEO Tim Cook faced investors and business journos poring over the company's latest financial figures at its annual shareholder meeting. The CEO is facing a mini revolt from investors who aren't keen on the fact he is taking a 51% rise in his base salary. Details here. So no…

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