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Apple and Sony working on wearable computing

Wearable computing

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Augmented reality, the internet of things or whatever you want to call the pleasure of having a google toolbar installed directly on your eyeball, just got a step closer according to the rumor mill. The Distorted Loop blog points to the latest report from Research and Markets, which alleges that “Sony and Apple are developing the next generation personal viewer, the navigation/video sunglasses. These products will offer navigation features in full see-through mode as well as video viewing with a clip-on to block the background. We expect that clip-ons will be available to provide both see-periphery views of the environment, as well as full blocking of the environment to enable video immersion when desired. This new versatile product generation will further accelerate acceptance and sales of personal viewers.”

I’m obsessed with this stuff, and the parallels between this technology and the way graffiti (especially tagging) works. The above glasses are cool (although not sure where the image came from, doubt it’s from apple), but who wants to look like Dog The Bounty Hunter. This technology is going to get really interesting when computing makes the jump to the contact lens…

4 Responses to “Apple and Sony working on wearable computing”

  1. Jonny Says:

    Hi there
    Just a short note to thank you for mentioning my little blog, I do appreciate this. I read your stuff, by the way, so thanks a lot.
    All best

  2. ZenOfJazz Says:

    Matt, I’d put up with looking like a geek, to have the augmentation available to me. There’s so much that can be done with this technology.

  3. mattmason Says:

    You’re welcome Jonny, thanks for the info!

  4. mattmason Says:

    Zen – you’re probably right. I’m just saying given the choice, I’d go contacts. But I agree, if it was glasses or nothing, I’d probably put up with looking like Hollywood from Mannequin too.

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