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By Donald Melanson and Michael Gorman It's been an interesting year for Google's most famous side project. After emerging from the company's suitably mysterious X Lab in April, Glass appeared across the roundtable from Charlie Rose, gave conference attendees a skydiver's eye view at Google I/O, st...

December 21st 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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An LED display, camera, microphone, speaker and accelerometer all packaged into a t-shirt and controlled via your smartphone? That's the concept behind tshirtOS, a wearable platform for "self-expression" that currently only exists as a prototype. It can show off tweets, play music videos, capture...

August 2nd 2012 at 5:13am 0 Comments
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We're no strangers to watches here at Engadget, but smartwatches -- tiny wearable computers capable of running apps with SDKs to match -- are still a rare breed. The best known examples are probably Fossil's Meta Watch, Allerta's inPulse Smartwatch and WIMM Labs' WIMM One, all of which are primaril...

February 7th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Until now we've only seen the Golden-i shown off as a concept, but now it's actually shipping. The wearable computer (manufactured by Motorola, using technology licensed from Kopin, running software created by Ikanos) has 512MB of RAM and a TI OMAP under the hood. Currently it's a series 3 with a...

January 11th 2012 at 9:48pm 0 Comments
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If you watch enough Sci-Fi movies, you'll start to crave technology that lets you talk to your device and say things like "Computer, make me a cup of coffee." An early implementation of this voice control is the Bluetooth headset which lets you make calls by speaking to your phone. Now we have...

December 19th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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We've already seen the small and flexible BeagleBoard used for a couple of different DIY projects, but few quite as impressive as this wearable computer built by Martin Magnusson. In addition to complementing any outfit, this rig runs Angstrom Linux, uses a modified pair of Myvu Crystal video glas...

July 29th 2010 at 2:02am 0 Comments
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Our dreams of an actually useful wearable computer have still yet to materialize, but the second-generation Kopin Golden-i concept -- now inconspicuously Motorola-branded -- is an interesting attempt. It's based around a head mounted, magnified SVGA LCD that is meant to be "glanceable" while the us...

February 23rd 2010 at 9:11pm 0 Comments