While we can't become androids by sticking microchips into the back of our necks just quite yet, we at least have some computing devices that we can wear. To honor some of these zany doodads, we decided to round up seven of the most interesting wearable computing devices.
You knew it would only be a matter of time before someone wearing a set of Google Glass Explorers would record authorities making an arrest, it's just mildly surprising it happened so fast. After all, it's not like any ol' Joe can grab a set of Glasses -- they're mainly in the hands of developers, and for others hoping to score a pair, Google's no longer accepting applications at this time.
Dell’s CEO Michael Dell is convinced that if the ailing PC giant is to embark on the long, hard road to recovery, it needs to go private and use the ensuing absence of market scrutiny to freely shift its focus to enterprise products, cloud computing and smart devices. While the fate of Michael Dell’s massive $24.4 billion proposed buyout offer still hangs in the balance, the likes of Sam Burd, Dell's global vice-president of personal computing, are eagerly looking forward to the “transformation.”
A year ago, Google Glass was said to be heading for a late-2012 retail debut with a price tag in line with that of current smartphones. A few months later, Google co-founder Sergey Brin put paid to that rumor when he revealed early 2014 as the most likely timeframe for the launch in an interview with Bloomberg. Well, that was back then. The latest update is that Glass will be available a bit sooner than that.
Google on Tuesday provided a glimpse of how the world looks and feels through the eyes of someone wearing its Glass eyegear. The Google Glass project, if you're not already familiar, is an augmented reality heads mounted display (HMD) that displays information about the world around you. It lets you interact with the environment using voice commands, similar to using a smartphone.