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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (179)9/30/2017 11:06:00 AM
From: richardred
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>Back in 2014, as the consumer version of Glass was being thrashed, Google started partnering with companies like Boeing and GE to figure out what specific pain points Glass might help them solve.

The question I ask myself is why did Paul Boris go to dink Vuzix and not Google?

Boris was most recently manufacturing industries VP at GE Digital, and brings with him a long history of manufacturing operations experience, including five years at SAP.

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IMO Paul Travers got that right to. What I remembering him saying. Google didn't understand AR/VR as a business yet, and is behind the curve. They didn't target Enterprise & Fashion (Looks)first, Vuzix did. Who wants to back the little unproven guy. IMO not many. This till Intel stepped in and drew attention with their stock purchase. Then they tried diversify their efforts in this field. I still think, their only thinking about whats inside. To whomever the volume winners are in this field. IMO Vuzix has to settle for the best scraps it can get with regards to software and support.

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To: richardred who wrote (115)10/15/2017 12:49:25 PM
From: richardred
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RE- Tim Cook on AR. IMO Cook is being very consistent on what he said earlier about AR. This about being in AR for the long run. Apple's not in AR to just release a me to product till their ready. IMO They want to see how the early players perform in the marketplace. Enterprise certainly looks to me the AR area, that will be a major looked upon industry wide (Players & Payers) force this year. Using enterprise AR to save a company money. IMO will be a driving force to drive sales going forward. Apple has niche acquisitions in both the AR & VR space. Even a former Vuzix partner. (Past Quoting) Paul Traver-smart glasses are a technology that is touted to potentially even replace the smartphone. Given that Paul Travers worked for Kodak. He knows all to well what happened to Kodak when Kodak ignored and milked their money making product, film for to long. Kodak had a chance to be a leader in cell phones and the photo technology that went with it. IMO Kodak ignored and put off up coming technology because of it's cultured complacency, and cannibalization of it's main cash cow (film) in profit & sales.


Tim Cook says the tech ‘doesn’t exist' for Apple to make good augmented reality glasses


by Jacob Kastrenakes Oct 11, 2017, 1:11pm EDT
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Apple CEO Tim Cook has been talking up augmented reality for the past year, but don’t take that to mean that Apple will launch a dedicated AR product anytime soon. In an interview with The Independent, Cook said that currently “the technology itself doesn’t exist” to make augmented reality glasses “in a quality way.” And Apple, he said, won’t ship an AR product unless it can deliver “a great experience.”

Cook identified two problems with current AR devices. Their field of view and the quality of their displays, he said, aren’t there yet. “Anything you would see on the market any time soon would not be something any of us would be satisfied with,” Cook told The Independent. “Nor do I think the vast majority of people would be satisfied.”


“We don’t give a rat’s about being first. We want to be the best.”
He’s not wrong. Current augmented reality headsets all leave something to be desired. Microsoft’s HoloLens works, but it has a limited field of view and requires a large headset. Meta’s is less expensive but similarly huge. And Google Glass (which doesn’t even totally count as augmented reality) flopped badly immediately upon release.

But even if Apple doesn’t plan on diving into dedicated AR hardware, it already made an enormous play for the augmented reality market this year — perhaps doing more than any company to date. With the release of iOS 11 last month, recent iPhones were granted the ability to perform all kinds of AR tricks using something Apple calls ARKit. It lets developers make augmented reality games and makes it easy for camera apps to implement augmented reality stickers.

That means Apple is in an early position to be at the center of a possible boom in augmented reality experiences. Cook seems to believe as much. He compared the introduction of AR features to the introduction of the App Store. “Now you couldn’t imagine your life without apps,” he said. “AR is like that. It will be that dramatic.”

Even if it won’t happen right away, there are already signs that Apple is exploring dedicated AR hardware. The company has a patent application that envisions augmented reality glasses, and Apple reportedly has a team of over 1,000 people working on AR. In typical Apple fashion, Cook told The Independent that Apple has no interest in rushing into the market just to get a head start. “We don’t give a rat’s about being first,” he said. “We want to be the best.”

Correction October 11th, 7:55PM ET: Meta’s headset is half the price of a HoloLens, not three times the price, as this article initially stated.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/11/16458944/apple-ar-glasses-tech-doesnt-exist-says-tim-cook



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To: richardred who wrote (181)10/17/2017 1:51:13 AM
From: Sultan
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ENTERPRISE WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

October 18-19, 2017 at The Revere Hotel Boston

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To: Sultan who wrote (182)10/17/2017 9:31:11 AM
From: richardred
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Ned Talks: New Upskill Skylight Tested on Google Glass





P.S. Besides Google Glass, Upskill uses M300 Vuzix products. It will be interesting to see what product industry prefers. IMO This is where Paul Boris a former GE VP of Manufacturing Industries at GE Digital can help Vuzix.

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To: richardred who wrote (153)10/17/2017 9:48:19 AM
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Smart glasses help return visually impaired soldiers to the workforce

FORT BRAGG (WTVD) --
We've all heard the saying that "robots are taking over the workforce" but thanks to new technology, it's actually putting people, including our wounded warriors, back to work.

"It's hard to find employers that want a 21-year-old kid that can't hear; it's hard to find an employer who has VA appointments nonstop," said Former Spc. Kevin Garland.

For years, Garland struggled to find a job after he was injured in combat in 2009.

"I lost all hearing in one ear, and I lost 70 percent in the other ear and with my vision, I have about 30 percent vision left," Garland explained.

But today, Kevin's sight and hearing are better than ever.

That's because he's the first wounded warrior to get his hands on a pair of smart glasses.

The Bluetooth equipped device can read more than 150 languages, see and scan colors, identify 16 billion objects, and even detect moods on faces.

"It's that computer in your pocket, said COO of Vuzix, Paul Boris. "It's that watch on your wrist, now it's in your eyepiece."

It's a prototype years in the making as Vuzix and CyberTimez teamed up to develop a device that will vastly improve workplace productivity.

For Garland, the best part about the glasses is that he can finally bond with his son.

"The magnification on this is my biggest use," Garland explained. "It can go up to 15 times magnification. So, being able to sit there and watch TV with my son ... I can see better than him now."

According to the Wounded Warrior Battalion on Fort Bragg, 22 veterans commit suicide every day because they have no hope.

But its products like the new smart glasses that help give our heroes a second chance.

"Products like the Cyber Eyez give them the encouragement and excitement they need to be able to come back to work and continue serving their country either on a military base or at another company," said Dr. David Godbold of the Wounded Warrior Program.

The smart glasses are available right now in the public marketplace.

The Wounded Warrior Battalion hopes to distribute them to all visually impaired wounded service members at no cost to them.

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To: Sultan who wrote (150)10/17/2017 10:11:37 AM
From: richardred
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Blackberry is now on the NYSE as of yesterday. symbol BB

Key aspect to wearable computing - CEO John Chen on the Evolution of BlackBerry


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To: richardred who wrote (183)10/17/2017 10:16:26 AM
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How Augmented Reality Is Transforming Work


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From: Sultan10/17/2017 2:54:52 PM
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Vuzix to Participate and Present at EWTS Boston, USA and AWE Europe Munich, Germany Industry Trade Shows


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To: richardred who wrote (180)10/20/2017 1:35:31 PM
From: richardred
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IMO it's all about the Guy in the Management with PO authority, being insync with the workers preference.


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To: richardred who wrote (188)10/20/2017 2:02:48 PM
From: Sultan
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