Could Apple Be Ready to Announce iGlasses?

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Imagine it: at tomorrow’s “special event” in Cupertino tomorrow, Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage and–after announcing the iPhone 6 and the breathlessly awaited iWatch–turns to the audience and says: “Oh, and one more thing ….”  Then he pulls a pair of slick, white spectacles out of a velvety bag and says, “we’re also coming out[...]

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5 Predictions for Augmented Reality Law in 2012

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This could finally be the year that the public begins to see augmented reality as a serious, important technology.   Lance Ulanoff, the editor-in-chief at Mashable, certainly thinks so.  He listed AR as the first of “5 Tech Trends to Watch in 2012.”  “Trust me,” he wrote, “by 2013, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who[...]

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(Updated) Think There’s No Hurry to Patent Your AR Inventions?

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**Updated on Dec. 10, 2011 with patent numbers, hyperlinks, and more excerpts.** Think again. For one thing, the United States recently changed its approach to determining patent priority.  It used to be that even if someone else beat you to the punch in applying to register an invention, you could undo their patent by proving[...]

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Brian Mullins of daqri: The Man Who Would Democratize AR

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  Brian Mullins is not a man who dreams small.  On his to-do list? Launching a publishing platform on the order of YouTube and WordPress, creating a new mass market for 3D digital models, and democratizing the nascent augmented reality industry so that anyone and everyone can start adding digital content to their physical world.[...]

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Twitter Accounts as Brands: The OMGFacts Lawsuit

If they make a movie out of this lawsuit, they could call it The Social Network, Part Deux.  Less than a year after the Oscar-winning film about the struggle for control of Facebook hit the screens, a high schooler living a few hours’ drive from the social media giant’s headquarters filed this lawsuit against a[...]

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