The former designer at Vertu is giving Meta's new watch a facelift to climb to the top of the smartwatch fashion mountain.
Even equipped with official software, let alone updated beta code, the $179 MetaWatch Strata Stealth acts like a work in progress.
Meta expects to ship the equivalent of a MacBook Air in a pair of augmented reality glasses and a pocket computer in June 2014.
Physical and digital worlds collide when users wear Meta Spaceglasses. CNET's Sumi Das tried on a pair of the high-tech specs and offers a firsthand look at the technology that aims to take wearables to a new level.
The startup still hasn't shipped its prototype augmented reality glasses and software development kit, but it's launched an app store to solicit app concepts.
Meta expects to have the virtual equivalent of a MacBook Air and iPhone built into a pair of 3D, augmented-reality Ray-Bans controlled by your hands within the next two years.
Pebble has competition: the leather-banded, high-concept Meta watch keeps its focus on at-a-glance functions, but wants to be seen on with your fancy suits and dresses, too.
At startup incubator Y Combinator's Summer Demo Day, the augmented reality company catches the crowd's attention with its vision of the future of computing.
The startup is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund manufacturing of the first generation augmented reality glasses for app developers.
Instead of blocking bad stuff at individual computers, Metacert will filter out sites it identifies as nasty across your entire home network. Larry Magid talks with CEO Paul Walsh.