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DAMNIT, I WANTED TO DO THIS! Google’s creating wearable, computerized glasses for digital, augmented display of everything in your sight. Yes, like Terminator-style.

20 Dec

Will Real-Life Google Goggles Replace Your Dorky Eyeglasses?.

Will Real-Life Google Goggles Replace Your Dorky Eyeglasses?

Recently there have been reports that Google is working on wearable computing. But the latest rumor suggests that it’s actually planning to gives us all our own heads-up displays.

Yesterday the New York Times reported that, in the secret Google X labs, the company is working on forms of wearable technology — in the form of something like a watch.

But now 9to5Google claims that Google is aiming much higher than that. In fact, it suggests that Google is developing a full heads-up display built into a pair of normal-looking, thick-rimmed eyeglasses. They suggest that, though there would likely be few buttons on the arms of the glasses, they could be mistaken for normal glasses.

The idea isn’t that the glasses would be just an Android peripheral — rather, they would communicate with Google services directly in order to provide an augmented display for the user. Yes, like Terminator.

It’s the logical next step from Google Goggles. Especially when you consider that the latest update to Goggles means that it can now constantly scan for objects and text instead of requiring the user to snap a photo. Google Goggles already takes account of location information too, a feature that these glasses would surely require.

9to5Google say that the Google X lab is already working at the “late prototype stages” of development for the glasses. But, as this is all currently still rumor, there’s no word on estimated cost or due date. [9to5Google; Image: Mr. T in DC]

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Called it. An Apple TV Set is in the works. Hinted by Steve Jobs. Get ready for your living room to change just like your music did. Time to invest in AAPL?

25 Oct

Apple Television Set Prototypes Reportedly In the Works – Mac Rumors.

– Based on Jan-11 meetings in Asia (not with component suppliers), we believe Apple is investing in manufacturing facilities and securing supply for LCD displays. These displays could range from 3.5″ mobile displays to 50″ television displays. 

– More recently, in Sept-11 we met with a contact close to an Asian component supplier who indicated that prototypes of an Apple television are in the works.

Apple could sell 1.4 million television sets at an average selling price of $1800 in 2012, ramping up to 4.3 million units by 2014 as costs drop to an average selling price of $1400. Munster’s estimates, which are of course essentially guesses informed by current market trends, put Apple’s share of the connected TV market at 3% in 2014, with the company bringing in $6 billion in revenue from the segment.

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