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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: 2) by bob_super on Monday February 05 2018, @10:57PM

    by bob_super (1357) on Monday February 05 2018, @10:57PM (#633510)

    A secret auction is currently ongoing to decide which lucky advertiser gets the "burn text into retina" laser power unlock code.
    Sadly, half of the black hats already guessed it's 123456 (the others didn't think it could be as dumb as a luggage code), and are conducting their own secret auction.
    The future is bright! (with dark logos imprinted)

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