While it's not the perfect replacement for an everyday wristwatch, the iOS and Android-friendly Meta M1 is a simplified smartwatch that gets a lot of things right.
The former designer at Vertu is giving Meta's new watch a facelift to climb to the top of the smartwatch fashion mountain.
Artist Eric Drass, aka Shardcore, turns image faux pas into infuriating meta fashion statements with his latest Twitter bot, Hipsterbait1.
The Meta M1 looks a little like a Pebble Steel smartwatch and works like one, too, but with a more aggressive outer design. It works with both Android and iOS.
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.