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posted by janrinok on Monday February 05 2018, @08:45PM   Printer-friendly
from the eye-see-what-you-did-there dept.

Intel is launching plain-looking smartglasses that beam a monochrome red image directly into your retina using a laser. There are no cameras on the device:

Intel has launched an impressively light, regular-looking set of smart glasses called Vaunt, confirming rumors from Bloomberg and others. Seen by The Verge, they have plastic frames and weigh under 50 grams, a bit more than regular eyeglasses but much less than Google Glass, for example. The electronics are crammed into the stems and control a very low-powered, class one laser that shines a red, monochrome 400 x 150 pixel image into your eye. Critically, the glasses contain no camera, eliminating the "big brother" vibe from Glass and other smart glasses.


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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Arik on Monday February 05 2018, @09:10PM (4 children)

    by Arik (4543) on Monday February 05 2018, @09:10PM (#633435) Journal
    "Relax. I've worked for Intel twice and like their CPU and SSD."

    I'm glad to know they hire bone-headedly stupid people. And re-hire them even.

    Their products are defective by design and how you *feel* about them is of absolutely no relevance to that.
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  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 05 2018, @09:15PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 05 2018, @09:15PM (#633443)

    It's a boy?! Send him to the operating room for reconstructive genital surgery!

    Evolution; defective by design.

  • (Score: 4, Informative) by requerdanos on Monday February 05 2018, @10:31PM (2 children)

    by requerdanos (5997) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 05 2018, @10:31PM (#633491) Journal

    how you *feel* about [subject] is of absolutely no relevance to [fact].

    This is one of the most important facts that babies need to learn about the universe.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 05 2018, @10:39PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 05 2018, @10:39PM (#633495)

      I'm glad you feel that way.

      or *citation_needed

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 06 2018, @10:48PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 06 2018, @10:48PM (#634152)

      Bob is angry at me and I feel his anger is misplaced and invalid.
      Babe the pig really enjoys life. Joe the farmer feels like eating porkchops.
      Lupus the wolf enjoys being one of the apex predators. Humans feel Lupus and family would be better in a more docile form.

      Huh, sure seems that how we feel can be quite important to some facts.

      Hmm, for an example more pertinent to the topic: company needs to produce chips that meet a certain specification. Users don't seem to care about a less-than-secure optimization scheme, project is passed on as viable.
      20 years later: users care about security, chips are no longer designed with questionable optimization.

      Huh, imagine that, general statements almost always have outliers. Generation feelz ftw!