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Smart specs unite world and data

A lightweight pair of augmented reality glasses that overlay the world with digital content, such as directions or a travel guide, has debuted in Japan.

The headset, created by Olympus and phone-maker NTT Docomo, uses augmented reality software on an attached phone.

A virtual tour of Kyoto was used as the first demonstration of the technology.
While AR glasses are nothing new, these are among the first to add a miniature projecting display without too causing much encumbrance to the wearer. More...

10-08-2010 17:22