Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 Will Compete Against Google Glasses Come 2013

Ever since Google started registering patents and promoting their Google Glasses platform which would introduce wearable computing for your eyes, every other company has had something brewing. It turns out the first to make note of is the Vuzix Smart Glasses M100, an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-based virtual display eyepiece, integrated with WiFi and Bluetooth, a 720p HD camera, and head-tracking sensors (including  gyroscope, GPS, and a digital compass), all the while can work in partnership with your iOS or Android smartphone for augmented reality apps — thus bringing actual life to everything you’d do on a computer.

All of this is processed by a 1GHz OMAP4430 processor with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage and a battery that provides 8 hours of continued hands-free usage for things like phone calls and just 2 hours with the display activated. The WQVGA resolution with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio is what the display tries to achieve when viewed over the left or right eye, and gives the impression of looking at a 4-inch smartphone display viewed at a distance of 14-inches with more than 2,000 nits of brightness for viewing outdoors.

Doubtless, it’s complex, but technology like this is exciting.

HTC One X+ And One XV Arriving November 16th For Some AT&T LTE Fun

Oh hey, it’s the HTC One series! This time, the overclocked and upgraded One X+ will debut November 16th for $200 on contract for a high-end Android phone with a quad-core processor, one of the best 4.7-inch screens in the industry, and Android 4.1 with Google Now to keep things modern. There’s also the One XV, a $50 smartphone for budget users, which also requires a two-year agreement like its more powerful cousin does. More info about both devices is in the source link.

Via: AT&T

Steven Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft, Was Head Of Windows 8 Division

In one big shakeup of roles at Microsoft, Steven Sinofsky is leaving the, effective immediately — he was the former leader of the Windows diviosn, and oversaw development of Windows 8. Internet Explorer, Office and Windows interface veteran Julie Larson-Green will be taking on most of his duties by heading up all Windows development, including hardware “opportunities” like Surface; whilst CFO and CMO Tami Reller will take on pure business and marketing sectors of the Windows platform.

Sinofsky commented on his departure:

“It is impossible to count the blessings I have received over my years at Microsoft. I am humbled by the professionalism and generosity of everyone I have had the good fortune to work with at this awesome company.”

This comes as a continued surprise, with Microsoft shuffling around internally much like Apple has in the past few months. Whoa.

Via: Microsoft

Samsung Galaxy Camera Coming November 16th On AT&T For $500

This is the first Samsung Galaxy camera. Obviously, it’s a new concept that people haven’t really heard of before: a camera with Android, but backed-up with AT&T 4G connectivity. Its specs include a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (with Google Now), a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD screen, 21x optical zoom lens and a super-bright 16MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor, with the cheapest AT&T data plan at $10 per month. All of that will cost you $499.99 at AT&T — for that much money, you’re getting something more like spy equipment than a simple point-and-shoot camera.

And, it might just be worth it. Press release is on the post’s page.

MinutePhysics Tells President Obama To Up The Ante In High School Physics

Currently, I’m a 16-year-old who takes 11th grade classes. Chemistry and trigonometry hardly give me much trouble — but do they brighten my day? Not really. Physics however — recent physics — would change all that. And I agree with MinutePhysics — the newly-elected President Obama should get the physics brewing in high schools — without hesitation.

HTC and Apple kiss and make up: enter licensing deal for 10-years

There goes any hopes of intense patent war between HTC and Apple. There’s just a nice little legal notice that popped up on everyone’s screen today, referencing a court deal between both companies: lifting all existing patent disputes, and agreeing to a 10-year licensing deal for all patents disputed, and any new patents that may be created in that time span.

Both CEOs of the multi-million dollar consumer technology companies have issued statements about the agreement:

“HTC is pleased to have resolved its dispute with Apple, so HTC can focus on innovation instead of litigation,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC.

“We are glad to have reached a settlement with HTC,” said Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. “We will continue to stay laser focused on product innovation. 

So from now on we can only get our technology patent disputes from Apple and Samsung? Aww, no fair. On a serious note though, this is good news.

Via: Apple

Big Deal: TI-84 Calculator Getting Upgraded To A Color Screen

Think about the graphing calculators you use in American classrooms. Now, think of the Texas Instruments TI-84 calculator (or TI-83) and you’ll remember how useful it can be. Well, there’s a new version coming out, and it has a color screen. Apparently, this new calculator is called the TI-84+ C Silver Edition, and a site called Cemetech, claimed that it was one of 24 provided by TI for in-classroom testing and that it’s slated to launch next spring. Time to look forward to that, if you’re a math geek, no?

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343 Industries And Microsoft Bust Out 3.1 Million Copies Of Halo 4 In A Day

And I can’t disagree — playing Halo 4 is amazing. It turns out that 343 Industries has made a fantastic game, selling 3.1 million copies of Halo 4 in its first 24 hours, with 1.9 million of those sales coming from the U.S., according to VGChartz. The video game sales tracking website says Halo 4 managed to sell about 15% more copies than previous games in the franchise including Halo 3 and Halo: Reach. 

But do you want a really amazing fact? The Xbox 360 will turn seven on November 22nd — who’s to say this “aging console” doesn’t have some kick left in it?