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Xiaomi unveils Smart Glasses concept with a microLED display

Nearly a decade after the introduction of Google Glass, smart glasses still haven’t been widely adopted, but that hasn’t stopped companies from trying to make them a thing. Now Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has introduced a Smart Glasses concept with a built-in microLED display and enough processing power to function not only as a smartphone companion, but also as a standalone device.

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Ray-Ban Stories are smart glasses with built-in cameras, speakers… and Facebook for $299 and up

Smart Glasses have a somewhat storied history. Google Glass was largely a flop, outside of the enterprise market. Snapchat Spectacles generated a lot of buzz at first, but it’s fallen off in recent years (and they look funny). But Facebook and Ray-Ban are hoping things will be different with their new Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses. […]

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TCL NXTWEAR G glasses are wearable displays for your phone or PC

Smart glasses haven’t really taken off since Google first unveiled Google Glass in 2012. But that hasn’t stopped companies from building smart features into eyewear over the years. One of the latest examples is TCL’s new NXTWEAR G Wearable Display Glasses. As the name suggests, the NXTWEAR G isn’t a standalone device, but rather a pair […]

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Razer launches Anzu smart glasses with Bluetooth audio for $200

Razer is the latest company to launch a pair of smart glasses, but the company’s new Razer Anzu glasses have more in common with Bose Frames or Amazon Echo Frames than Google Glass or Microsoft Hololens. Essentially, the Razer Anzu smart glasses look like a normal set of glasses with slightly slick frames. There’s no […]

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Mysterious smart glasses hit the FCC (Likely Amazon or Facebook)

A pair of smart glasses with support for WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS passed through the FCC this week. They run software that’s based on Android 7. And as some folks have noticed from the line drawing of the label, they look a lot like Facebook’s Project Aria smart glasses when viewed in profile. But there’s […]

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Lilbits: Facebook smart glasses, GPD Win 3, and Linux smartphone news

Facebook’s first set of smart glasses may arrive this year and, despite the company’s investments in virtual reality (Facebook owns Oculus) and augmented reality, they’re not expected to be AR glasses. Honestly, so far they sound more like Snap spectacles than anything else… but maybe that’s just because Bloomberg’s article on the upcoming wearables is […]

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Huawei & Gentle Monster to release Smart Eyewear this summer

During the launch event for its new P30 and P30 Pro smartphones today, Huawei also unveiled a few upcoming smartphone accessories including a new set of wireless earbuds and a portable battery pack capable of delivering 40 watts of power for phones, tablets, and even some laptops. The company also announced a partnership with South […]

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Toshiba launches dynaEdge AR smart glasses (a wearable Windows PC)

Take a pocket-sized Windows PC, connect it to a wearable head-mounted display, and you’ve basically got a computer that you can use anywhere. That’s the idea behind Toshiba’s new dynaEdge AR smart glasses. Last year the company launched the dynaEdge Mobile Mini PC DE-100, which is an 11 ounce, 6.5″ x 3.3″ 0.8″ computer with […]

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Intel Vaunt smart glasses coming this year (as a developer preview)

Intel is throwing its hat in the smart glasses ring, with a new platform called Vaunt. They glasses come in several different styles and work with prescriptions, and generally look and feel like an ordinary set of glasses… but when you’re wearing them you’ll be able to see what looks like a screen in front […]

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Report: Amazon is working on Alexa-powered smart glasses

Google Glass may have shifted from an experimental project aimed at the general public to an enterprise-class product for use in healthcare, industrial, and business environments. But that hasn’t stopped other companies from exploring the possibilities of wearable computing gadgets known as “smart glasses.” According to the Financial Times, Amazon has set its sights on […]