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From strip clubs to theaters, Google Glass won't be welcome everywhere

Google's futuristic Glass headgear will be available before year's end. The device may well be the final step before human-machine interaction moves under our skin — but its wearers may trigger some undesired social reactions from friends and family members, and it may not go over too well at your local watering hole, either.


Google Glass Price: Under $1,500 And Will Release Before 2013 Ends, Reports Confirm

Google Glass

Google has everybody waiting for the highly-anticipated Google Glass. Expected to be a game changer, Google Glass may be coming out sooner than you think - a new report states that the device will be available to the masses by the end of 2013.


Google to sell Internet glasses to contest winners

Google Glasses

Google is giving a few more people a chance to pay $1,500 for a pair of the Internet-connected glasses that the company is touting as the next breakthrough in mobile computing.


J.K. Rowling's 'Wonderbook: Book of Spells' puts magic in your hands


Famed Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has a new book out ... of sorts. It's called the "Book of Spells" and it is the first augmented reality book for Sony's new Wonderbook peripheral.


Google Aims to Move Ever More Seamlessly Into Daily Life

Google Devices

Google wants smartphones and wearable computers to be integrated instead of intrusive, allowing us to ask them to do things without ever lifting a finger... If people are discussing the migratory patterns of monarch butterflies over dinner, for instance, phones will be able to hear that and present a map, she said. Or when you meet someone, your glasses could show you the person’s LinkedIn profile and your last e-mail exchange. “It’s the integration of the digital and physical worlds so no longer are they two relatively separate spheres where you have to make the connection between them,” Ms. Maes said.


'Harry Potter' author helps conjure 'Wonderbook'


Famed "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is collaborating with Sony to create a "Book of Spells" for the augmented reality project known as "Wonderbook." Sony unveiled its "Wonderbook" Monday as part of its pre-E3 press conference in Los Angeles. E3 -- the Electronic Entertainment Expo -- is the world's biggest video game trade show and officially gets under way Tuesday.


5 Ways Project Glass Could Revolutionize Google TV

There has been a lot of talk this week about Project Glass, the initiative Google‘s co-founder Sergey Brin keeps tantalizing us with in interviews, and by wearing them around highly influential tech writers and by making videos, including this from a few months back ...


Google Project Glass: Cool or creepy?

Google Project Glass

Google’s Project Glass — a pair of augmented-reality glasses that allows you to navigate the Web through your field of vision — has made its online debut, and the overall reaction is: Awesome. I think.


Princess Leia-Like Hologram Coming Soon : Discovery News


Attention Star Wars junkies who've always longed for the day when transmitting holographic messages is as commonplace as a la Princess Leia's "Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope." Your day is nigh. At a recent tech forum, Microsoft Research unveiled a prototype of an augmented reality application called Holoflector.


Special Report: Augmented hype? Mobile's next big thing

Special Report: Augmented hype? Mobile's next big thing

Running on smartphones and tablet computers, AR overlays digital information - text, graphics, games -- on images of the world around us. Some executives in the mobile industry think AR will be huge. While revenues from AR alone amount to no more than a few tens of millions of dollars, that number is set to double annually to reach $350 million in 2014, according to New York-based ABI Research. The impact across the broader mobile and computer industry could be much bigger, convincing consumers to use their mobile devices even more than they already do.


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