Toshiba shows off eyeglasses with embedded display

Toshiba_Logo_01_TA_CES_2014Most major manufacturers are jumping into the connected wearables market in some way or another, whether that’s with a smartwatch or virtual reality headsets. Toshiba is no exception, and they showed off a new pair of smart glasses at a trade show in Japan this week.

The glasses, called Toshiba Glass, work similarly to Google Glass, but there’s a small difference; there’s a small projector built into the side of the arm of the glasses, right behind the lens. The result is a pretty bulky, goofy looking device, but it’s reportedly quite a bit cheaper than Google Glass, so there’s an advantage. The project displays information on the lens of the glasses, which is then reflected onto the person’s eyes. Again, not quite as sophisticated as Google Glass, but pricing plays a big role here.
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LG looking towards webOS as an option for upcoming smartwatch

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We’ve already got two LG smartwatches running Android Wear — but who said the company couldn’t double dip into the market, this time with a device running webOS?

It doesn’t sound like such a bad idea, as Samsung has already diversified itself by offering Tizen-based smartwatches in addition to its Android Wear devices.

Speculation seems to be true regarding LG and webOS, as the company had a developer website set up earlier today for the project. (Although it has since been taken down.)

There are some screenshots from the site, though — check one out above and another after the break.


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Roku adds screen mirroring beta for Android devices

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Roku has announced today that they are starting to roll out a new beta feature that will enable screen mirroring from some Android devices to Roku 3 and Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version) devices. This new feature will be available for Android devices running at least Android 4.4.2 and with hardware that supports screen mirroring. Android users are not the only ones getting this new feature as Windows 8.1 powered devices will be able to do the same thing.
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HTC REcamera goes through the FCC, confirming Bluetooth LE and WiFi

HTC recamera patentWe know that HTC is planning on launching some type of GoPro camera competitor in the near future, and it looks like it’ll be called the REcamera. The device will be some kind of smartphone accessory and will likely be fairly rugged and waterproof for capture action shots and the like.

Thanks to an FCC filing, we can confirm that it’ll definitely be able to connect to a smartphone (although that doesn’t rule out the possibility that it can be used on its own). The filing shows that the device features WiFi radios as well as Bluetooth LE, both of which are extremely common ways to connect peripherals to smartphones. The filing didn’t reveal anything about the rest of the hardware, so we’re still not sure what kind of megapixel count or anything HTC will go with. 
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HTC’s upcoming GoPro competitor may have a 16MP sensor and a Super Wide Angle Lens

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We’ve reported on HTC‘s upcoming GoPro competitor multiple times but all we’ve had to go by were a couple photos and a possible release date. Luckily that seems to have changed today thanks to Taiwanese site EPrice. According to them, HTC’s upcoming mini-parascope camera will have a 16MP sensor, slow-motion video recording, underwater recording capabilities and a 170-degree Super Wide Angle Lens.


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OnePlus introduces new $15 Silver Bullet earphones

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You might still be waiting for a OnePlus One invite, but you’ll soon be able to get the company’s earphones. OnePlus has introduced new Silver Bullet earphones to accompany their phone, that they claim delivers “powerful and immersive sound while ensuring a compact yet durable feel.” It has a remote and volume control on the wire, and is complemented by a brushed aluminum finish. The earphones will be available beginning next week at $15, but you can try to get a pair for free by heading to the source link and filling out a Google Form for OnePlus’s contest.

Source: OnePlus

ThinkGeek is selling a miniature Flux Capacitor for charging your devices

think geek flux capacitorIf you need a new car charger for your devices, ThinkGeek is selling a great miniature Flux Capacitor that fits the bill. The product originally started as an April Fools joke, but now you can actually buy one for a relatively affordable $25. It plugs into a car’s cigarette lighter and offers two 2.1 amp charging ports for your devices. It even lights up!

It’s a pretty cool little gadget, especially for Back to the Future fans. Hit the link below if you want to put an order in.
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Samsung Power Sharing cable transfers a charge between devices

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Does your smartwatch need to be charged? Is your phone ready to get involved? Samsung is going to let you use one to help the other with its new Power Sharing cable. To work, a Galaxy device is required on one end along with any micro USB compatible device. Right now, the listed devices compatible to send out a charge are the Galaxy S 5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab S, and Galaxy Avant.

An app will be available in the Play Store and through Samsung to control the Power Sharing cable. Users can set a limit for how much charge they want their device to give up for the other. This app will monitor the charging process as well.

The Power Sharing cable costs $19 and is available directly through Samsung.

Source: Samsung