The MPAA and theater owners have officially banned Google Glass http://t.co/nTWb6VeN0c This is very dumb. The battery would die before movie— Nick Kathrein (@mill3000) October 30, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
@AlexConde anyways with the current Google Glass battery life I wouldn’t even be able to record the full movie (just saying - not doing) :P— Tom Emrich (@tomemrich) October 30, 2014
@aleszubajak Google Glass's battery would die before the movie was halfway done! Ridiculous.— Todd Van Hoosear (@vanhoosear) October 30, 2014
eMagin CEO said Google Glass "lasts for two hours, They Need Power" Doctors are pushing Google Glass to its engineering limits : Doc Says Maybe Lasts one Hour
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Gosh Ron, who is footing the bill for these displays? What's their purpose? I guess your readers will never know
Ron eased me off his site for mentioning precision guided guns, weapons sights, night vision googles too many times, you know, implements of war, the things eMagin supplies a critical component for.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
“Our recent successes with our Enhanced Ultra-high Brightness OLEDs and innovative backplane development provide a solid foundation as we begin the DMS& T effort”
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Watch List : Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ:INFN), eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY), Perry Ellis International Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY), WesBanco Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBC), eMagin Corp. (NYSEMKT:EMAN)
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Elbit Unveils Developments in Its ClearVision Situational Awareness Enhancement Range: It appears the Wearable Version of CVS HUD Has an eMagin SXGA Display like Skylens Will Have
Best #imindsconf moment : the group of pale, sick people at the back, after using an Oculus rift for 1 min. :)— Andries De Reyghere (@dretio) October 24, 2014
Really, an Elephant in the Room? Sorry skillful and precise design of content, position and movement WILL NOT NEGATE THE EFFECTS OF VESTIBULAR ISOLATION: A Hoax of EPIC Proportions
"There's still a very large elephant in the room when it comes to virtual reality: motion sickness." VR for ad folks: http://t.co/1PD6qM1Qt7— Co.Create (@FastCoCreate) October 22, 2014
Ray-Ban "Smart Glasses" Gets the Highest Positives of any Wearable Brand: Requires a Download But Interesting Survey
What do U.S. consumers really think about wearable tech? Download our recent study to find out! https://t.co/5nYbpd5jJa— Wearables.com (@Wearablesdotcom) October 22, 2014
Doing #OculusRift 'anti sickness' testing in the studio today. Hope it doesn't go too wrong.— Formation (@weareformation) October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Was it Dorothy Parker? Girls seldom makes passes at men who wear Google Glasses: Invaluable advice from HP Exec:Girls won't make a pass at a man in Google Glass, HP exec warns
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Mr. Harsh Shaudan pretty much represents my thinking in the aftermath of the announcement that Google would not take an additional
That being said there is a deductive argument to be made that Google's desire for Glass requires a switch to OLED. The next one HAS to appear to the public, the easily offended public, to be indistinguishable from an ordinary pair of Corrective Vision Glasses or Sunglasses. Presumably it will have the same features as as Glass Explorer , camera and all but not readily identifiable as such to the casual observer. They want it to be invisible. CFO Campbell said "Google backed the wrong technology." "They want low power, improved optics, smaller form factor, they want OLED", he said, in so many words. : "If they don't have it in the next version they will have it in the subsequent." Well, it appears that the next version needs a display that satisfies those design goals.
Of all the questions at the last CC the ones that elicited the most interesting answers were Vince's about Manufacturing capacity and ability to deliver. He got Sculley to use those big boy numbers like 1,000,000 displays per month, Campbell mentioned 100,000-300,000 displays per month and I'm choking a bit even typing that as we as long time observers of eMagin have never allowed ourselves in our wildest daydreams to have that many zeros associated with this little klutz of a company. But, Sculley's answer dovetailed perfectly with the stated objectives that Google had with Himax for delivery of their displays before the divorce. All the Himax talk of ramping, increasing capacity, purchasing property for a new building was geared towards delivery of a million displays a month, same numbers Sculley mentioned as "tough to be able to do in six months." Meaning he might be able to do it in seven months. And he said "we can handle the costs." Himax's display at the first teardown was reported to be $6. Cooler heads prevailed and another teardown with some input from Himax pegged the cost to Google per display at $20. Not far from Sculley's "Power of Ten" talking point: Fighter Pilot HMD $3,500.00 per display, Dismounted Soldier $350.00 per display and for Personal HMD/AR Glasses $35 per display. That was the number that was kicked around after Sidoti for such a display two years ago and have yet to hear anyone refute it. "We talk to these companies, we tell them what we can do."
Have to mention Kopin as they are part of the triad of microdisplay companies apart from Himax and eMagin that can produce a High Brightness Display. The closest I believe to Google's vision for Glass is the prototype Kopin developed called the Pupil. Other than being BIG frames, really big, like a yenta's in Boca type frames they looked pretty good, damn good effort. But they have the same drawbacks that LCOS displays have related to Size, Weight and Power. Was Google going to shitcan Himax to throw in with another LCD company?, unlikely. There are just to many components in Kopin and Himax's displays, too much mass and density to satisfy Luxottica and their attendant brands, Oakley, Ray-Ban. You don't look at Google Glass today and think, "Man those Silicon Valley guys are really much better designers than Italians. So that's my Argument from Design, Google is compelled to use OLED for next Google Glass in order to overcome the majority of objections they have heard since Glass' introduction. Technological Determinism with a little La Dolce Vita thrown in. Ciao.
Mr. Shaudan Two Cents:
Dear Goldman, Remember when you said your algos could manipulate markets in the wrong hands? Time for a hand check— Eric Scott Hunsader (@nanexllc) October 22, 2014
DEFINITION OF 'QUOTE STUFFING'
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
TAINAN, Taiwan, Oct. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX) ("Himax" or "Company"), a leading supplier and fabless manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products, today announced that Google Inc. has decided not to exercise its previously issued purchase option to make an additional investment into Himax's subsidiary, Himax Display Inc. ("HDI"). Himax has been authorized by Google to make the following statement: "Google continues to work closely with Himax as a strategic partner on future technologies and products and will remain a board observer."
Subsequent to Google's first round investment in the Company's HDI subsidiaryin October 2013, Himax has formed a strategic partnership with Google whereby Himax is the provider of liquid crystal on silicon ("LCOS") microdisplay technology that Google has recognized as the technology of choice for head-mounted displays (HMD) such as Google Glass. Since the third quarter of 2013, HDI has been expanding capacity and further enhancing production capabilities to meet demand for our LCOS product line.
"Google is one of the world's leading technology companies and innovators," stated Jordan Wu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Himax. "Despite Google's decision not to exercise its investment option in our HDI subsidiary, our continued close partnership with Google is invaluable as we aim to become a leading supplier to wearable technology companies and help to make the future of wearable products a reality. The on-going development and collaboration between Google and HDI validates our LCOS technology as the most superior and best suited microdisplay for wearable devices such as Google Glass," concluded Mr. Wu.
Founded in 2004, Himax Display, Inc. has focused on developing commercial applications for LCOS technologies, in-house manufacturing expertise and production lines with proven, high-volume shipment track records. Over the last few years, HDI has devoted its research and development of its LCOS technology for new applications of head-mounted display and other wearable computing applications.
my first go on the oculus rift resulted in sea sickness after walking around a tuscan villa #noob— George Ornbo (@shapeshed) October 20, 2014
Will We Ever Hear About It? Everything, Through the Looking Glass: Forecast-International-Expects-Key-Land-and-Sea-Based-EO-Programs-to-Yield-10-2-Billion-Over-the-Next-10-Years
eMagin provides the Optical Display Sub-System for these devices, caught up in GAO Sausage Grinder:
This need was demonstrated this past April when the U.S. Army handed BAE Systems a five-year, $444.8 million firm-fixed-price contract for Individual and Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III weapons sights. Around the same time, the U.S. Army awarded a five-year, $367 million FFP contract to DRS Technologies for that company's version of the Individual and Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III weapon sight.
Monday, October 20, 2014
NBAA 2014: Elbit Systems to Showcase A Variety of Next Generation Solutions for Pilot Situational Awareness, Flight Safety and ‘Head Up’ Systems
eMagin OLED Inside Skylens
Skylens - Packed in a lightweight, easy-to-install device, as intuitive as a pair of
sunglasses, Skylens is a revolutionary approach for today’s aviators’ challenges.
Operational in all weather conditions, day and night, Skylens provides head-up
information and minimizes dependency on airport instrumentation. Skylens is part of the Clearvision EFVS family, displaying high-resolution information, images and video on a high transparency visor, providing superior see-through
First time I've ever had to stop mid Oculus Rift recording, get up and walk around to stop myself from vomiting— jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) October 19, 2014
@LoriKolde Hang in there, Lori—we expect future versions of Glass to cost less.— Google Glass (@googleglass) October 17, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
We've Heard 40 Companies But Who's Counting:Smart Glasses: Component and Technology Markets: Industry Shares, Size, Trend, Analysis, and Forecasts to 2014
Jonathan Hoffberg (V!ZOR) - Industrial See-Through HMD Solutions at AWE ...Another Good One By Way OLED-Info and Lurker eMagin Mention at at 5:10 Mark
V!ZOR working with eMagin on See-Through AR Head Mounted Display
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
This is just too rich, I can't wait until this all blows up in the faces of Team Oculus and all the others hyping this concept and the piece of junk it spawned. AOL? LOL
And Hopefully Someday the Little TVs that Will Hang on Your Face:Why you’ll love OLED: 7 questions answered
"Hey Rob, How Did the Big Rollout of Oculus Rift at Ubisoft Toronto Go,it Must Have Been a World Changing Experience, Eh?"
Head Mounted Display (HMD) Market By Product (Helmet Mounted Display), By End-Use (Defense, Consumer), By Application Is Expected To Reach USD 11,793.3 Million By 2020 OCTOBER 15, 2014 -
- Key companies operating in the market include eMagin Corporation, BAE Systems, Vuzix, Rockwell Collins and Seiko Epson. Major manufacturers have started developing products targeted at entertainment purposes; additionally, geographical expansion is expected to be a key growth strategy.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
So we should look to Thales-Angenieux, Elbit, Selex and Finmeccanica to be the Innovators in Night Vision in the Future Because the Goal of the DOD is to strangle innovation through onerous regulations and reduced funding, that's just great. DRS has the other half of FWS, see if they ever announce
All I Can Say is eMagin's R&D Contracts, if they are SBIR or DOD, must be pretty damn important to get through the Pentagon's Fever Swamp:Shyu: Army modernization entering 'death spiral'
Coming from industry to the Pentagon was "a real eye-opener for me," Shyu said, meaning not in a good way. The current acquisition process is stagnated by a lot of bureaucracy and "onerous statutes that come out each year."
The claim that the Google Glass beta tester had 18 hours of battery life makes me question the accuracy of the story about their addiction.— Robert Hernandez (@GlassJournalism) October 15, 2014
Head Mounted Display (HMD) Market Analysis By Product (Helmet Mounted Display, Wearable Glass), By End-Use (Defense, Consumer), By Application (Imaging, Security, Tracking, Training & Simulation) And Segment Forecasts To 2020
I think I'm starting to get used to the Oculus Rift now. Not feeling as sick or dizzy as I did when I first got it. Progress!— Lyall Campbell (@LyallCampbell) October 15, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
TrackingPoint releases ShotGlass: Shades that let you shoot around corners: If it looks like a Recon Jet, Walks like a Recon Jet and Quacks like a Recon Jet
then it is a Recon Jet with a WQVGA Kopin LCD Display in it. I have to ask the musical question "Why do hunters need to shoot around corners?" It's not like a Muledeer or an Elk is going to shoot back. It's pretty obvious PEO is steering clear of TrackingPoint with the fielding of Future Weapons Sight and DARPA One Shot which is moving right along so it looks like TP just want to sell cool shit to the wanna-be Tactical types. Might be good for Paintball, not much else. I wonder how Sales are going, I suspect not so hot.
One persistent problem is overheating. Even basic tasks can quickly cause Glass to lose its cool: record a few minutes of video or use it for any length of time and the housing becomes unnervingly hot to the touch. During our testing, messages warning that Glass was overheating popped up on a regular basis; while the device continued working, it became noticeably sluggish.
Battery life is another letdown. In light use, merely using Glass to check our email and take the odd photo, we rarely got more than five hours of operation before needing to reach for the charging cable. Try recording video and the battery won’t last an hour. All-day use simply isn’t on the cards.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Digital Eyepiece (DEP) for Night Vision Cueing Display for Avionics from Rockwell and Elbit eMagin OEMs
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Oculus Connect Keynote: Michael Abrash: Piled, High and Deep, wow, like a long outtake from Silicon Valley without the laughs: oh, Mr. Abrash, did you say a need for SMALL High Resolution Screens?
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
It seems Soldier Mod in Russia(Ratnik) needs a little help from the outside: they have good taste though all State of the Art w/ eMagin Displays: Those rascally ITAR Resstrictions are to blame:Officials: Russian Man Attempted to Smuggle Military Night-Vision Technology
The defense technology, including Insight Mini Thermal Monoculars, D-740 night vision scopes, and Flir Tau 640 thermal imaging cameras, is primarily used for weapons’ mounted or helmet mounted night vision devices. The Flir Tau 640s can even be mounted to fast moving vehicles or aircrafts, such as unmanned aerial vehicles.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Six Smart Glasses That Style Forgot: You are going to want an optical system that integrates smoothly with those Ray-Bans and Luxotticas, not these apparati