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Xbox One Vs. PS4: Why Sony Is Still The Best Choice For Gamers

<i>The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are increasingly difficult to tell apart, but Sony’s system is still the better pick for gamers.</i><p>Microsoft has backtracked on almost every issue that upset consumers since the company revealed the Xbox One earlier this year.<p>Gone is the noxious online DRM. Gone are the …

Leap Motion Controller is a great toy, but not yet the future of interaction

Reach out and touch nothing<p>I got my first look at the Leap Motion Controller in an outdoor tent adjacent to the South by Southwest convention center months before it arrived on my desk. I found an empty computer and played a quick round of a Jenga-like game called <i>Block54</i>, hovering my thumb and …

Google bets on Glasses for the masses, buys a 6.3% stake in display supplier

Google(s goog) now owns a small portion of Himax(s himx), the supplier that makes the tiny display in Google Glass. On Monday, Himax announced the …

Google is about to create a multi-billion dollar market for cyborg accessories

There are fewer than 10,000 Google Glass headsets in the wild—2,000 in the hands of developers and another 8,000 trickling out to early adopters—but already, creative entrepreneurs are thinking ahead to what will be a brand new, multi-billion dollar industry: accessories for Glass and other …

Google Glass Had a Vulnerability for Being Taken Over Via QR Code, But It Has Been Fixed

A Google Glass security vulnerability that allowed an outsider to take control of the wearable computing device via QR code has been fixed.<p>Basically, …

First instance of augmented reality on Google Glass

Augmented reality is one area where wearable technology, like Google Glass, really has a chance to excel. So far, no-one has been able to turn this potential into a full working idea, but Brandyn White and Andrew Miller, a team of Google Glass Explorers, have shown off their first attempt at …

The story of the “Ok, Glass” phrase, and why it’s not “clap on,” “device, please” or “pew, pew, pew”

The history behind the “Ok, Glass” phrase used to activate the Google Glass voice commands has been recently shared by Glass Marketing Manager Amanda Rosenberg, who also revealed what other candidates were in place for the hotword.<p>By now you may have heard “Ok, Glass” a few times when looking at …

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Warm up your wrist: 5M smartwatch shipments expected in 2014

Smartwatches of some sort have been around for years without truly making a dent in the mainstream consumer market. That’s all about to change, …