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Glasses as Leading Form of Wearable Computers

Posted on September 29, 2013 in Augmented Reality, Glass, SDK, Virtual Reality, Wearables - 0

Google glass is the unquestionable flag bearer for a new segment of personal computing dubbed wearables. It’s still hugely unclear how the market will engage with the wearables, and whether they’ll be as successful as expected. For many of you this post may be your first exploration into wearable computing, and for some it may even be astonishing to hear that Google Glass is not the only wearable computer on the market. It’s not even the first! So while Google Glass Explorers roam your streets, it is good to know that there are other contenders vying for your attention too.

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Aussie Rules Google Glass app

Posted on September 27, 2013 in Glass - 0

I’m in Melbourne (home of AFL) and it happens to be the Grand Final weekend! So it’s no surprise that Aussie Rules has announced their world-first Google Glass app! Named AFL Glassware, the app is poised to become Australia’s first sporting app for Google Glass and only the second in the world to have been created for headline-making head accessory, beating the English Premier League and America’s National Football League. Australian telecommunication’s giant, Telstra today revealed it had already built an AFL app for the net-savvy gadget, beating other sports and telcos to the punch.

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Meeting Professor Steve Mann

Posted on September 11, 2013 in Augmented Reality, Glass - 0
Professor Steve Mann

There aren’t many things I covet in this world, but knowledge is one of them. I’m truly a sucker for passion, but when it comes to knowledge I’m often left in awe of folks that have devoted every waking hour to a single subject. It’s often not possible to meet such people, as their too busy, too crazy or too famous. Recently on a trip to the United States however I met Professor Steve Mann - the “Father of Wearable Computing”.

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About Google Glass

Posted on September 11, 2013 in Glass - 0

Google Glass is a new way of viewing the world. From a pragmatic point of view, Glass is a wearable computer with a small prism display located above one’s right eye. This display (as you peer through it, then gives the appearance of a projected screen about the size of a 20″ monitor floating in-front of you. Glass contains a GPS, accelerometer, proximity sensor and much more. It’s basically your latest version of a Smart Phone – strapped to your head.

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