Qualcomm’s new solution for AR smart glasses is said to bring big performance improvements while reducing power consumption. It’s also a multi-chip solution rather than a single chip, which allows different bits of silicon to be placed in different parts of a pair of glasses. So you can expect glasses powered by the chips to be thinner, lighter, and faster.

What kind of smart glasses? Pokémon Go developer Niantic has released a short video showing some of the things that are possible with Qualcoms’s solution.

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  1. Meanwhile, as you’re getting distracted by the virtual sign or something else that would be otherwise invisible, some inconsiderate, short-sighted idiot creeps up behind you, grabs your headset, and then punches you just to show how much better than you he is.
    He’d do that to your phone too, if you spent several minutes holding it out in front of you while walking around outside.

    Yeah, here’s the thing about augmented reality. You don’t control the parts that aren’t augmentations. These people must be really insulated to think that cities are safe places to put $500 on your head.

    1. I think you should be more concerned and appalled by the likes of Facebook and Amazon (and other big companies) making huge profits over the pandemic, only to turn around and sack tens of thousands of employees.

    2. I suppose it depends on where you live. Here people can wear a gold necklace worth several thousand dollars without a problem.