This year over at the International CES conference, Vuzix debuted a functional prototype for its Smart Glasses industrial class monocular display . A special lens attached to a proprietary display driver that produces a bright, 1.4mm holographic picture for one of your peepers. According to Vuzix, the lenses were the fruit of a DARPA project, and could allow soldiers involved in air-to-surface operations to track jets, check their ordinance and mark targets for destruction. The military / industrial monocle will go on sale in Q3 of 2012 for somewhere between $2500-3000.

Posted in Augmented reality, Gadgets at January 30th, 2012.

BigDog, the robotic pooch climbs around in the woods, keeps its balance when kicked and when slipping on ice, travels through snow and mud, jogs 5 mph, and climbs some rubble and stone like its a Sunday walk on the beach, good puppy.

Posted in Robotics, Uncategorized at January 24th, 2012.