Consumers can now purchase a pair of smart glasses for $1,000.
Dubbed the first commercially available "Smart Glasses," the Vuzix M100 started shipping on Tuesday, according to the company. The first models off the line are going to registered developers and others who already ordered the product. But the M100 also is now available for preorder with a promised ship date of two to four weeks.
Described by Vuzix as a hands-free wearable computer, the device offers a monocular 16:9 full-color display that floats an image in or near your line of vision. Vuzix compares the … Read more
Angry Birds Friends combines the games' signature gameplay with social interaction on Facebook for a uniquely addictive mix. You'll get to fling all of your favorite birds and compete with your friends for the top spot on your social leaderboard. The app's constantly changing levels and landscapes add some serious replay value, as well.
This game uses the same gameplay strategies and birds you'd expect from the Angry Birds series, but it combines these with two new elements. The first is that you can play from Facebook or connect the game to your Facebook account to challenge … Read more
We've loved Tetris ever since we started playing it on our NES in the 1980s, and we're always excited to try out any variation on the Tetris theme. Blocks for Mac isn't perfect, but we found ourselves spending more time playing it than we had intended, which is always a good sign.
Our biggest problem with Blocks for Mac became apparent as soon as we launched the program; the window was too tall to fit completely on our screen, and there was no way to resize it. It was possible to play the game, anyway, but since … Read more
Most cameras are lucky to get an update to their firmware, but Canon next year will offer a $500 upgrade to sensor hardware to endow its C100 cinema camera with the new dual-pixel autofocus technology.
The upgrade price isn't cheap, even for a $5,500 camera, but Canon promises significantly better performance from the refit. The dual-pixel sensor technology, which debuted this year on Canon's D70 SLR, splits each pixel on the sensor into two halves; comparing the signals from each side lets the camera better judge which way to adjust focus and to do so more smoothly. … Read more
iPrompter for Mac lets you create scrolling text prompts for speeches, eliminating the need for confusing notes and rote memorization. Though it doesn't excel in terms of design and features, it remains an appealing tool for students and professionals. If you need a virtual prompter on your Mac, this app is a good choice.
iPrompter for Mac lets you type your speech directly into the text box -- a maximum of 20,000 characters -- or open a speech you previously saved. The display options for the text are rather limited, including size and font color, background color, and … Read more
100+ Baby Games is a guide for new parents trying to figure out how to play with their baby. While the title gives the impression that the app will provide the technological babysitter that parents need to get a break from peekaboo, the app, itself, is nothing more than instructions for "games" that are rarely games at all and require a $1.99 upgrade to activate.
Opening the app makes it look like there is some potential. It has games for babies of all ages -- zero months old to three years old. That's where the potential … Read more
Come Tuesday, people should begin to see colorful newly redesigned $100 bills in circulation. This is good news for shops and businesses that need to verify the money and bad news for counterfeiters.
The Federal Reserve Board, which hasn't been shuttered in the government shutdown, announced that the new Benjamin Franklins will make their debut chockfull of security features -- most notably a blue 3D security ribbon and a color-changing image of the Liberty Bell.
The security ribbon is said to be easy for people to verify but difficult for counterfeiters to replicate. It's a blue ribbon woven … Read more
100tv HD Player will work with just about every video you have, but its menu cuts into your videos more so than with other media players. We also had some issues with installation. These downsides are unfortunate because, at its core, this is one of the better video players you can find for your Android gadget.
We got off to a rocky start with 100tv HD Player. As soon as we opened it, it prompted us to upload a new version. As far as we could tell, this version didn't have any differences from the version on Google Play, … Read more
100 Floors looks like a typical unlock-the-door puzzle game, but it adds in some cool gameplay elements that make it unique. It makes you think deeply about what you have to do to advance to the next stage and brings your phone's accelerometer into the puzzle. That and the ability to unlock more levels should be more than enough to keep fans of the genre happy.
If you've ever played any 100 doors game, you'll know what to expect from this one. The goal is to figure out how to open the door using the props, weapons, … Read more