wearable computing

Google acquires smart glasses company North, whose Focals 2.0 won’t ship

Google confirmed today via blog post that it has acquired Canadian smart glasses company North, which began life as human interface hardware startup Thalmic Labs in 2012. The company didn’t reve

Hardware startup North’s big pivot bet on wearable computing and platform shifts

Waterloo, Canada-based hardware startup North is a rare bird when it comes to the tech sector: It began life as an entirely different kind of hardware startup as Thalmic Labs in 2012, and launched a m

Google Offers Glass Explorers An Invite To Make A Friend A Glasshole, Too

Google is bringing more Glass Explorers into the program, and it's doing that the best way it knows how: by letting current users invite a friend. Those among you old enough to remember when Gmail fir

Foursquare CEO Looks Beyond Mobile Handsets: Anywhere There’s A Screen, We Want To Be On It

Google has <a target="_blank" href="https://plus.google.com/+GoogleDevelopers/posts/hsM4aheTwt2">yet to release</a> the Mirror API that will open Google Glass as a platform, but developers of some of

Report: Wearable Computing Will Soon Intensify The Platform Wars

Google made quite a <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/04/04/google-project-glas/">splash</a> with its Project Glass <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6W4CCU9M4">video</a> earlier this month

Motorola hard hat computer concept

“Look, honey! There’s a cyborg up on the telephone pole outside. Should we invite it in for some motor oil and finger sandwiches or do you think it’d try to kill us? Whup. Wait. It’s a repair