I have watched the show Lie to Me and I really like it. It’s cool that the character is supposed to be able to tell when someone is lying just by their facial expressions. I wish I could do that sometimes, it would make life much easier.
I find it amazing that designers and visionaries in the industry are so abreast not only with fashion trends, but also with the shifting attitudes of consumers.
As a response to today’s quick-to-dispose society, Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves have come up with a stylish and innovative collection of glasses and spectacles that are made from… human hair.
I think that once there is more content on TV in 3D and the tech in 3D TVs and glasses gets cheaper we will see a bunch of folks moving to 3D sets. I think the tipping point will be when all sets are offered with passive glasses and sets needing no glasses start trickling out.
While I have to admit that I do think that the whole 3D trend is sort of over, these fashionable glasses from a pair of Norwegian twins are certainly less ugly than the ones we’re used to at movie theaters.
I like augmented reality a lot better than 3D, and hopefully these augmented reality capable glasses will become common place pretty soon. Vuzix‘s STAR stands for See-Through-Augmented-Reality and describes these glasses perfectly since they’ve got transparent displays, kind of like the head’s up display you see in some high-end cars.
NVIDIA just announced the launch of these new wired 3D Vision glasses, which are supposed to be more cost effective than their 3D Vision active shutter glasses. These 3D glasses connect to your PC via USB, getting power and data over the cable rather than infrared signals.
You might have thought that spies didn’t need all those fancy gadgets anymore, but you’d be wrong. These fancy glasses are a little less geeky than the other spy glasses we’ve seen (but not too much so).
We all are among friends here, so I am going to tell you the truth about 3D TV. I think 3D TV makers are douchebags. Yep, the only reason we have active glasses in the first place is that they wanted to be able to use the glasses as a cost center and charge us an arm and a left testicle for them.
When we first started to hear about 3D TV in the home, I had an idea that the companies would be using active glasses not because they were better than passive, but because they could share more to users for the tech than they could for passive glasses.
One of my favorite movies as a kid was TRON. I loved that movie and I am going to see the new 3D one as soon as the film hits theaters. If you like 3D movies, but you have a hard time with the ugly and uncomfortable 3D glasses they give you at the theater, Oakley has some sweet 3D glasses for you.
Attention all hipsters and retro gamers, check out these crazy new specs from Samal Design. Yes, they are actually designed so that they look like they were rendered in super-low 5 dpi and in 6 dpi resolutions.
Designed by Billy May for Nike, the Hindsight is a concept design for cycling glasses that extends a person’s vision by up to 25° on each side. The extra vision is achieved by attaching curved Fresnel lenses on each side of the glasses.
Of course it still depends on the person wearing it to actually take advantage of the extra peripheral vision; not even Geordi’s VISOR can save absent-minded folks from accidents.
The image below shows us how the scope of the extra vision that the Hindsight gives, allowing the biker to see the car that’s about to run him over.
The guys over at MAKE recently showed visitors how to make a “Brain Machine”, a trippy looking device which reaches into your mind and helps you to chill out. Now, thanks to the miracle of modern science, you can buy one in kit form and try it on for yourself.
The Brain Machine Kit comes from the mind of Mitch Altman, the same guy responsible for the deliciously devious TV-B-Gone remote control.
Just slip on the Brain Machine’s meditation glasses and headphones, close your eyelids, tune in, turn on and drop out.
This cool new remote-controlled car puts you right in the heart of the action, thanks to a tiny wireless camera and a pair of POV goggles.
The VTS (Vision Tracking System) R/C car uses a VGA resolution digital camera to transmit a real-time image from the driver’s perspective to a head-mounted display device.