If CES 2014 has any say, our eyes are the next frontier of wearables and display tech. Oculus Rift, Google Glass, and a raft of new augmented and projected-display products will all fight for your precious retinas. Count the Avegant Glyph in the mix, which launches its Kickstarter campaign on January 22.
Avegant's virtual retinal display technology has been covered by CNET before, but we've finally gotten a chance to try the latest alpha prototype of the Glyph headset in advance of the Kickstarter campaign. It's an intriguing, if mixed, experience.
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2014 may just be the year of virtual goggles. We already know about Oculus Rift, but Avegant, makers of the intriguing virtual retinal display technology demoed earlier this year, have unveiled Glyph, its own set of consumer goggles, which will be available to order on Kickstarter on January 22. But these goggles won't ship until "later in the year," and the starting price for this funky flip-down eye/headset is a lofty $499 -- not too terrible compared with the likes of Google Glass, but not exactly a casual investment.
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The keyboard offers a number of common characters for the language layout you have chosen, especially when you use modifier keys such as Shift, Command, and Option to invoke alternative character sets; however, while those that are mapped to various keys are common, they are only a minor subset of the characters that are available for you to use when composing documents.
OS X's support for unicode fonts makes a vast array of characters available for you to use in applications that are coded with Apple's Cocoa frameworks, and while some programs have their own input methods for … Read more
If you've ever had to insert multiple Unicode characters while typing, you know what a pain it is to have to go back and forth inserting characters into your text. Character Map (Java) is a simple--but helpful--program that lets you select the Unicode characters you want to insert and copy them to your clipboard for quick pasting.
We have to admit, we were a bit stumped by the program at first glance. Character Map (Java) runs as an executable file, so no installation is needed; however, it comes in a ZIP file filled with more than 20 different files. … Read more
You've got to applaud mobile carriers for knowing how to make a buck. Additional text-messaging and data-transfer services are one way to pad the bill for basic calling, and capitalizing on your boredom and curiosity is another. It's common for cell phone carriers such as Sprint and Verizon to lease games in addition to or instead of selling them. But fees add up, and you still won't own them.
1) Instead, go for game packs such as Hot Games Pack for Palm and Mastersoft Games Pack for Windows Mobile, which generally cut you a bulk deal. Rather than paying $5 to $15 for one game, a pack might net you 10 games for $40.… Read more