Google’s Project Glass is no doubt one of the most anticipated gadgets of the year. While it’s a unique and special concept/project, it’s about to get some major competition— and not from Apple either. According to Bloomberg, Oakley is currently developing a technology that can project information directly onto lenses, similar to how Project Glass projects information through a heads-up display. Oakley would be able to create the glasses for use as a standalone product or have them connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth while also featuring voice commands. Oakley is excited about the technology too. CEO Colin Baden highlights this technology would make “make hardware that’s comparable with Google’s Project Glass”. Having this technology would allow Oakley create a wide-range of items and products that can wirelessly connect to the internet like other companies are doing. » Read the rest
Google’s futuristic Project Glass promises a world where augmented reality is commonplace and information is literally right in front of us. The photos we’ve seen of the prototypes show a specialized pair of glasses, which had many people asking how those who already wear prescription glasses could use the device. Well, thanks to Google industrial designer Isabelle Olsson, we learned that Google is working on a version that can be used in conjunction with an existing pair of glasses. Great news for glasses-wearing geeks everywhere!
“We ideally want Project Glass to work for everyone,” Olsson said on Google+, “and we’re experimenting with designs that are meant to be extendable to different types of frames.”
Check out the high resolution early mockup of how the device might work with prescription glasses after the break.
Ok everyone it’s official: the future is now. I don’t mean this year— I literally mean now thanks to the Mountain View giant. We had previously heard about Google pondering development of a mysterious HUD device and eventually knew it was clearly intent on making the concept a reality for users, but like anything else with Google— has since been tight-lipped. Google has just unleashed what looks to be the most innovative product yet called “Project Glass”. This project which is developed by the Google team is aiming to make our lives’ completely hands free. The device is capable of taking photos, doing check-ins, getting directions, video chat, listening to music and getting directions?
The project is still in its infancy, so the mockup of what the glasses look like now aren’t final– only a tentative rendering. You guys impressed yet? No? Ok, check out the video below and you’ll be impressed then.
We’ve seen some pretty cool projects where we draw closer and closer to Tom Cruise in Minority Report’s technology in transparent displays. We know all wanted to be Tom just a little.
We’re even closer than you may think! Pioneer’s Network Vision HUD is seen connected to an Android device using lasers to generate images on-screen. How cool is that! We said Lasers! Pioneer is looking to market this technology by the year 2012 as a driving display and navigational aid.