Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wasn't it worth it to have 10 Minutes of the Idiot Savants Ballyhooed "Presence?"

X6 Glasses In the Flesh: Partnering with PEO and Space and Missile Battle Lab; Has to be domestically produced OLED Displays for True AR: PEO long time eMagin Collaborator

And Microsoft owns this IP now, my guess is that ODG was given some autonomy to produce these for the Military Market with Microsoft waiting on the sidelines as ODG and Ralph have a long and intimate relationship with the Program Executive. Wow, what a device. And they built these without a lot of funding, as the man here says these glasses are 6th Gen. If Microsoft is producing an HMD behind the scenes it will be a scaled down version of the X6 with most likely the Enterprise in mind and a simpler one for the consumer. High Def HD Stereo Displays, True AR.

Wearable head-up display with enhanced vision for helicopter pilots introduced by Elbit (eMagin optics)

Offshore Oil & Gas first up.

"Medium-size civil helicopters, often used on offshore oil and gas rigs are likely to be the first aircraft to qualify for the Helicopter Skylens, company officials say."

shore googleglass 2014 720p youtube

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Google Glass: A New Tech For Paramedics

I hate to say it but I don't think Cyander lived long enough to finish this heart wrenching Tweet, Oculus' First Fatality?

Could-Oculus-Rift-KILL-Extreme-immersion-scarily-realistic-trigger-heart-attacks-expert-warns : It's Your Luckey Day Palmer! It Will Happen Experts Say!

        Eerily Similar

Google Glass | Transforming the Insurance Industry | Cognizant

Myo + Bridgit - Transforming the way construction managers work on-site

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Yes, More of This All of the Time : Eyelit Inc. Releases a New Recipe Management System (RMS) Module to Improve Quality and Lower Manufacturing Costs

Automation has become critical for high-tech manufacturers due to the complexity of tight specifications, a high mix of products, fast cycle times, and a need to maximize overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Eyelit’s RMS helps enforce precision automation that prevents mistakes, increases throughput and yield, and adjusts processing to prolong the time between required maintenance activities.
With exceptional customer service, Eyelit has time and again proven that superior innovative technology can maximize efficiency and value. More than 50 leading companies, including Ascent Solar, JSC Angstrem-T, austriamicrosystems, BinOptics, CEA-Leti, CEITEC, eMagin, FLIR Systems, Freescale Semiconductor, Kionix, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Mentor Graphics, Murata Electronics Oy, PerkinElmer, SEMATECH, TowerJazz, Umicore, and X-FAB, rely on Eyelit as a trusted software partner. Follow Eyelit on LinkedIn and Twitter.

I think our friend has a pretty good handle on the situation :Wearables Investing: eMagin Corporation (EMAN)

save his seeming lack of awareness of eMagin's incipient Direct Pattern Display, which in my opinion will obliterate the competition. All in all a good overview. And about that brightness... well, he'll figure it out.

This is odd, for the first time in years eMagin is not exhibiting at the AUSA Annual Meeting.

Something big missing here in this guy's treatise on : The Future of Combat Weapon Sights: Trijicon and Kopin Corp

Self funded by Kopin and Trijicon. The issue they address, Kopin and Trijicon, is interesting. They must have done some focus groups and heard as I have have heard from snipers past and present, "I'm SOL if the batteries die." Ok so Kopin allows the ACOG to be useable when the batteries die. This is strange as the designers seem to design with this flaw uppermost in their minds, in other words "when the batteries die." Not "if". eMagin's displays are much more efficient, battery life is not nearly as great a concern or if it is I've never heard it.  Which, I presume is why OLED displays and not LCD displays are in FWS-1. This Trijicon scope self funded,  designed around a deficiency. Google Glass Sideburn, Lenovo Neck Battery anyone? Obviously Kopin is straining to keep up with eMagin and their participation in the Future Weapons Sight Program and TrackingPoint and others.  Just goes to show how far eMagin is below the radar, why not even the "New Rifleman" has heard of them.  The Old Rifleman could hit anything with that Winchester 1873 regardless of shooting conditions, dust, smoke, potential for collateral damage, nice work if you can get it.

Outdoor Life : Is TrackingPoint “Legitimate” For Civilians? (eMagin Displays in all Models but the AR Series)

Defense of TrackingPoint in the wake of a campaign to ban their sale by Eliot Fineman. Great sympathy foe Mr Fineman whose son was murdered in Chicago, I note a lot of people's sons are murdered in Chicago on a daily basis. Banning a Smart Scope will do nothing to alleviate that situation. The writers Fair Chase criticism has merit but the Safari Club guys aren't going to go to Africa or a closer hunting preserve and not come back with a trophy. TP has just wrapped up a $29 Million round of investment so they do not appear to be going anywhere. Their future with the US military however is non-existent due to Future Weapons Sight Program which does what their Smart Scope can do and more. Possibility of overseas sales as the FWS capability will be closely held by the Pentagon.  Of course no advanced weapons system should fall into the wrong hands but it's getting harder all the time to figure out who has the "wrong hands."

Watchlist Du Jour : Stock Highlights: Amkor Technology (NASDAQ:AMKR), eMagin (NYSEMKT:EMAN), Peoples Financial (NASDAQ:PFIS), Perrigo Company Public (NYSE:PRGO), Enzon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ENZN)

The Verge On The History of VR From The Beginning, Sort of a Coffee Table Book. A Lot About the Vomit Machine But Not About Vomit. The Coverup Continues...

Jaron Lanier only one in this long and self flattering fable who calls a spade a spade.

Augmented reality to change both the workplace and adspace

Monday, August 25, 2014

Heightened Level of Inventory

                                                                          Huh, What?

LG's New Wearable : Official Teaser

How would you change Google Glass (Explorer Edition)? (Lemme guess, maybe battery life?)

The two-hour battery life wasn’t ideal, and there were more than a few privacy concerns that, in hindsight, have been borne out. Personally, the most exciting feature for me was the navigation coupled with the bone-conducting headphone, and there’s nothing greater than having directions beamed directly into your cranium. Still. The question here is simple: if you had a meeting scheduled with Sergey Brin, what would you tell him to change for version two?

F-35 Helmet Sees Everything (Without Any Green Glow)

There IS nothing more impressive than an "Instant Vomit Machine". Why Didn't Thomas Alva Edison Think of This?

5 Ways Virtual and Augmented Reality Are Changing Medicine : #3 Features an eMagin Z800 Used to Treat PTSD

Remedy Bets That Google Glass Will Find Its Sweet Spot In The Medical Industry

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Oh, is that all?

Another Entrant in to "Google Glass Battery Life is like 2 Hours so let's attach a Battery Pack, OK Glass?"

Here's hoping this is not the zenith of Howard Suissa's career in design.

#P.D.Q. Barf

ARC4 Augmented Reality Technology This is what eMagin CEO had in mind when he said they can produce Monochrome Green Displays right now for AR Glasses because " it's all you need for Icons." He's talking about true Augmented Reality not Google Glass type info notifications.

for these type of applications he said "you don't need color. But that is something we are working towards."

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

How wearable technology can revolutionise IFE, empower crew and redefine the onboard passenger experience

Et tu Samsung? :Samsung's 'Project Moonlight' Virtual Reality Headset Is Revealed In A New Picture

Eye Catching Stocks: Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), eMagin Corp. (NYSEMKT:EMAN), Camden National Corp. (NASDAQ:CAC), Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN), Maxcom Telecomunicaciones S.A.B. de (NYSE:MXT)

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50 Shades of Spray

#sail #gale #rail Facebook Reps? They Must Be Real Geniuses

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The State of Smart Glasses in the Enterprise

I could smell the demand but I needed to see it from the eyes of a company servicing this exact part of the industry.  What I have found is that the drumbeat of demand for smart glasses in the enterprise continues to build and the market is rapidly zeroing in on the key use cases and industries for immediate business returns.  In this blog, I’ll highlight what I think is the best starting point for businesses eager to solve problems with smart glasses.  It’s a key use case that is addressable today.

Patent pictures hint at unobtrusive Google Glass design; No Neck Battery, no Sideburn

The latest reference in the Patent Application is work done by Ralph Osterhout on what sure looks like the X6 Glasses that now belong to Microsoft. His 3 year old patent cites an LCOS display as the optical engine. But like it says, that was 3 years ago. Paul Campbell's discursive answer on the benefit of a more efficient display with a smaller form factor sure would look like the drawings in Google's recently filed application for Glasses reboot. The plot thickens.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I Find This Interesting For Some Reason:New Patent Photos Point to Google Glass Sans Projector

WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY INVESTING: Long Blog Post With A Surprise Ending! Could it be, oh please let it be...

                                                                                 So, it's not #1 I take it?

Long, laudatory look at the Titan of the Tauton, Kopin Corp. Getting a bit of a mixed message but hey, everybody knows the wearables market is chaotic. Kopin may or may not be the display of the present or the future. But like any good storyteller he leaves the reader hanging.  Follow him on Twitter!

Drum Roll Please. The Big Reveal is next week. Who is it going to be? :

1) Kopin
2) Himax
3) eMagin

"The main drawback right now is that I personally don’t think they have the right display technology of the future.  Currently, there are three major types of display:  LCD, LCOS and OLED.  Kopin produces LCD.  I think that LCD is probably the favorable display today, but not in the future.  I’ll be posting on another stock I like later this week and I’ll discuss the competitors to Kopin in the microdisplay sector and why I think someone else has it correct."

Monday, August 18, 2014

Don't blame yourself, hire a good Personal Injury Lawyer

Isn't it a little odd that Himax is partnering with Lumus to develop the next generation of Smart Glasses?

I thought their BFF was a company called Google. What happened, scorned by former paramour? Himax is throwing themselves at every Smart Glass Maker they can find.  Like they contracted Kopin Syndrome.The PR mentions the LCOS Displays brightness but mentions nothing about their Achilles Heel, POWER! Two hours right Andrew? And the other odd thing, in the PR Himax touts their enduring partnership with Lumus in designing HMDs for Combat Aircraft. How's that working out?

The "Two Site" Discussion with Eugene Was Very Helpful

They all but conceded that consumer products will eventually be made overseas and everything else at the Fishkill Campus.

Oh is that all, only games where you move.."The demos that turns people green are mostly games with locomotion, experiences where you can either walk around or you are taken for a ride"

Team Oculus has to work harder to find content for "stand still" games, yeah, that's the ticket.

Sales of wearables set to rocket despite current ‘chaotic’ stage of development

Javelin & TOW Missile Live Fire Exercise

EG5 Ralph Osterhout

Biggest Problem with Google Glass?: You guessed it, Battery Life

eMagin- Increased Positions

Atop the list is First Washington Corp of Seattle. Longtime largest eMagin shareholder. Two CCs ago the CEO, David Lewis was on the call and sounded frustrated, discouraged and ready to bolt to the nearest exit. Something of that mindset changed as they added share this past Quarter increasing their holding almost 800,00 shares, a few others as well.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Man, that was an info dense CC

this jumped out "we've been testing with companies for Back End manufacturing,." Slicing, dicing and testing and packaging, wow, they really are getting ready for mass production.

As far as I know..

the only report in the public domain that states that Google is contemplating switching from Himax LCOS to OLED was Ron Mertens report (what a scoop) of a conversation with an "Industry Insider" that this was indeed the case. That report mentioned Microoled as the supplier but since then not a peep from Microoled or about Microoled. On the other hand Paul Campbell said in last evenings Conference Call that the public statements (sic) in the News by the best known HMD company (has to be Google) was that they want to switch to OLED. He said those reports about them are true. How does he know that?

Paul Campbell:

"Some of the timing relates to the -- what these companies want to do and the major wearable company that you would know today that’s very visible in the public, they’ve made statements that they want to switch their technology to OLED. This has been in the press and we believe it to be true."

My Assumption: Because  in discussions the potential customer has said that "They want an OLED solution."


We Don't Needham But We'd Sure Like To Have Em: These kind of Remarks Might Anticipate Coverage By Needham Hopefully In The Not Too Distant Future

a perfect growth story for them and as they are very familiar with the company due to eMagin's participation in many of their Growth Conferences:

Josh Buchalter - Needham & Co.
Hey guys. This is Josh Buchalter on behalf of Raj. Thanks for taking my question and congrats on quarter, and thank you for all the detail. You touched upon wearables market and consumer market, but maybe talk about timing, helpful to get visibility out of that. Thanks.

Be Afraid Dr. Fan, Be Very Afraid

Bills banning Google Glass while driving are toothless, professor says

As Mentally Healthy People Reject It #theresstillhope

The Evidence Mounts That Attraction to the Oculus Rift is a Sign of Encroaching Mental Illness

Google Glass comes to law enforcement:The first arrest recorded with a Google Glass device is now on YouTube: No, it was not Palmer Luckey or John Carmack

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

600 Displays per wafer?

yikes, they have been talking high volume to companies.

Nice smackdown of KOPIN, Himax, no mention of Microoled

Himax mentioned for the first time in very unflattering terms.

Campbell saying Google wants to switch to OLED

they want OLED solution. Many versions of GG to come, eMagin confident they will get into many of these. Sculley says "What choice REALLY do they have but to come to OLED" Hot stuff

Wearable Question from Needham

talking to companies about timing for displays, can do mono green now, color for next Gen.

One of the R&D contracts waiting to be inked will fund eMagin's work

to manufacture High Brightness Color Displays in volume.

Paul Campbell "Google backing the wrong horse" with LCOS

need OLED

Direct Pattern Machine Installed


F-35! Yes!

in there and same display retrofit to older planes, pterodactyls like the F-16

40 Companies working on headsets

need 5000 candelas, can do.

Good Grief Sculley it's PA TUX ENT Naval Air Station

it's Pa like your Dad, Tux like Formal Wear and Ent like the tress in LOTR

eMagin Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results
BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 13, 2014-- eMagin Corporation (NYSE MKT:EMAN), the leader in the development, design and manufacture of Active Matrix OLED microdisplays for high resolution imaging products, today announced financial results and corporate highlights for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.
Andrew G. Sculley, President and CEO, stated, “During the second quarter of 2014, we achieved improved results and progressed significantly forward in several critical areas. First, we are making great strides in creating ultra-high brightness OLED microdisplays that will accelerate the penetration of our OLED microdisplays into new markets such as avionics and consumer headset applications. eMagin is leading the industry in this effort for direct patterned OLED at micro-display pixel sizes. We recently demonstrated a full color direct patterned ultra-high brightness display to select potential customers and have installed new equipment that will allow us to sample these groundbreaking, innovative displays to our customers. Second, we’ve received notifications for a number of new R&D contract awards that we expect will increase our quarterly R&D contract revenue beginning in Q3 as well as further accelerate our leadership in the development of ultra-high brightness OLED microdisplays. Historically, these government R&D contract awards have been instrumental in fueling our growth and we are excited about the resurgence of this activity.”
Mr. Sculley continued, “Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our teams, we continued to improve our manufacturing process in second quarter with better yield and throughput from the new OLED deposition tool and from impactful additions of other new equipment coming online. These improvements should boost our bottom-line performance going forward. Also, we successfully met the challenges associated with a first quarter 2014 stop ship order from three of our customers regarding a product issue. A stop ship order essentially delays product shipments until the particular issue(s) are resolved with the customer. The issues relating to the stop ship order have now been mostly resolved. For the first customer, shipments have resumed with no expected loss of revenue. Shipments to the second customer resumed and shipments continued uninterrupted to this customer for its other programs. The customer changed to a new display configuration for this program as did the third customer. No loss of overall revenue is expected for the second customer but some shipments originally scheduled for 2014 may extend into 2015. For the third customer, production shipments of the new display configuration are expected to begin shipping once their qualification process is complete and we expect less revenue under this program than we originally anticipated.”
Quarterly Results
Revenues for the second quarter of 2014 were $7.0 million versus $7.0 million for the second quarter of 2013 and $6.3 million last quarter. Product revenues (display sales) increased approximately $183,000 or 3 percent over second quarter last year due primarily to an increase in average selling price. The increase in product revenues versus last quarter is also attributable primarily to an increase in average selling price as well as an increase in units shipped. The increases in average selling price were a result of changes in product and customer mix. R&D contract revenues decreased $193,000 from second quarter last year due to fewer R&D contracts. eMagin announced an expected rebound in R&D contract revenues in the coming quarters due to certain award notifications it has received.
Gross margin for the second quarter was 31 percent on gross profit of $2.2 million compared to a gross margin of 34 percent in the same quarter last year. The decline in gross margin was due to increased production costs including labor and lower manufacturing yields.
Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2014 decreased to $3.2 million from $3.5 million in second quarter last year and $3.5 million last quarter. Operating expenses are comprised of R&D expenses and selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses. Unfunded R&D expenses decreased to $1.3 million from $1.5 million in the year-ago quarter. The spending decrease was due to decreased unfunded product development and non-cash compensation expenses. SG&A expenses decreased to $1.9 million from $2.1 million in the year ago quarter primarily due to decreased non-cash compensation expenses.
Operating loss for the second quarter decreased to $1.0 million from $1.1 million in second quarter last year. Net loss was $1.0 million or $0.04 per diluted share, versus net loss of $1.0 million or $0.04 per diluted share for the second quarter last year.
At June 30, 2014, the Company had approximately $5.6 million of cash, cash equivalents, and investments in certificates of deposit, compared to $8.3 million at March 31, 2014.
Recent Corporate Highlights
  • eMagin continued deliveries of microdisplay products in second quarter to more than 87 domestic and international customers. These include display shipments for the FELIN Soldier Modernization Program inFrance, BAE/Oasys, FLIR in Sweden for three industrial thermal camera EVFs, and BCF Technology inScotland for the BUG Binocular Ultrasound Goggles.
  • Last week at Patuxent Naval Air Station, eMagin completed a very successful demonstration for the Naval Air Systems Command, NAVAIR, of our latest microdisplay which uses the new Direct Patterning process. The NAVAIR program manager stated that “the eMagin demonstration was well received and the display was very impressive.” The Direct Patterning display was developed under a joint effort by NAVAIR and the US Army.
  • The Company is making significant progress in the Avionics Head Mounted Display (HMD) market for both commercial and military platforms. We have delivered prototypes to many contractors and expect to start flight testing on both rotorcraft and fixed-wing platforms later this calendar year. This is an important progression to becoming the standard configuration on various HMDs (head-mounted displays).
  • On July 17, 2014, the Company announced it has been notified of its selection for a number of new R&D contracts. These awards will increase R&D contract revenues in the coming quarters and boost our OLED technology leadership in ultra-high brightness OLEDs. The specifics of each award will be released as contracts are signed subject to customer approval.
  • Received very favorable reviews from select customers to whom we demonstrated an ultra-high brightness full color OLED display at the Society of Information Display Conference (or “SID”, the major worldwide display show). In July, we installed new equipment that will allow us to produce a WUXGA ultra-high brightness full color display with 9.6 micron pixel pitch. We ran the tool to demonstrate its direct patterning capability. In third quarter we will produce samples to show select customers.
  • Sample displays using the high luminance XLS and XLT technologies were delivered and are being added to the system architecture for both commercial and military applications. As a result of further R&D efforts, the high brightness OLED-XLS product’s lifetime was improved by about 25 percent. The full qualification of these displays as a product is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2014.
  • In first quarter, eMagin’s R&D team completed a new seal structure that can increase the overall yield and reliability of the Company’s products. The new seal is already being used on select displays for certain customers and we expect to expand this improved process to all display types over time.
  • eMagin completed production qualification of its new DSVGA display in the second quarter and expects to release the display for production by the end of 2014. This display is targeted for the replacement of the long running SVGA+ product and will provide significant improvements and digital technology.
  • First samples of the SXGA096 product should be available in the third quarter. The SXGA096 will provide eMagin’s customers with the high resolution of an SXGA display but with a smaller form factor and lower cost of production than larger pixel SXGA displays.
Based on current and forecasted market conditions, expected orders and current backlog, eMagin reaffirms its previous guidance that the last three quarters of 2014 are expected to have higher average revenue than Q1 2014.

Stuff I'll be listening for on eMagin's CC this evening: Can check off some of these

Progress on shipments to large Defense OEMs, I believe those are Intevac, BAE and DRS. Future of Military programs, ENVG III, FWS-1 etc

Things seem on track with the two large OEMS, monkey wrench with the third, they want a configuration change so that pushes shipments back for them pursuant to the changes and qualification of the display on the customers part.

Penetration into Avionics for HMD , Elbit Skylens, F-35, Apache, BAE Striker II etc.

Successful demo of the High Brightness NAVAIR Funded Display at Pax River last week, that display is slated they indicate for just about every HMD configuration out there, that is good

Details on signed R&D contracts, heads up on others in the pipeline

No details but on track TBA

Report on demo of Ultra High Brightness displays to avionics and personal headset manufactures,  want to hear more about the "exploding personal headset market " and how it was received by "companies we've heard of", that is an obvious reference to a Tier 1 company such as Google, LG, Samsung etc. and any impact it would have short term as manufacturing pivots to delivering those displays

Demoed the display for "selected customers" at SID, would have liked to hear they demonstrated the display for a range of companies, ambiguous 

State of the competition, Kopin and their crap PR on new Military Biz, Himax, Microoled Sony etc,

Get some flavor here in the CC

Report on manufacturing yield, takt time etc. all that bullshit

Making Progress

Hopefully a new customer announcement, rare but been known to happen

no way new customer announcement, same tired list FLIR, BUG, FELIN, blah blah

A little bragging on receiving the DPD patent today, thanks frank

yeah, they should brag

But In Outer Space No One Can Hear You Barf

"Works quite well actually. Made me feel nauseous" I guess that is the goal of Oculus then, to make people nauseous, great job Carmack! Great job Luckey!

Q-Sight Helmet Mounted Display: Shoot around corners? You Betcha, essentially FWS-1 for Choppers

Companies, Not Consumers, Taking Lead on Wearables

But despite this public interest, Accenture Technology Labs believes enterprises will take the lead on using wearables in the workplace—and begin deploying as soon as the Fall of 2014. Why? Wearables offer numerous business cases with substantial cost savings by boosting “deskless” employee efficiency, enabling over-the-shoulder video collaboration, accelerating decision making and more.
Based on benefits like these, wearable technologies are also set to disrupt every industry and change how certain employees perform their jobs. Imagine retail salespeople accessing information about customers while guiding them to specific products, manufacturing technicians reviewing real-time machine information while walking the shop floor, warehouse staff keeping hands free while inventorying and sorting packages, and fire chiefs guiding fire fighters to a safe evacuation route. This could be the future of work.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Another successful inOculation!

Golly Lee, you are certainly a perspicacious fellow, that would be like hitting yourself in the head with a Ball Peen Hammer to get rid of a Migrane

10 signs Google Glass is disrupting the enterprise

eMagin: New Positions

Andy, I'm sorry to have to tell you that in Psychiatric circles this kind of self-destructive behavior is called a "tradeoff", indicative of much, none of it good

eMagin Corporation Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call to be Held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 31, 2014-- eMagin Corporation (NYSE MKT: EMAN) will release second quarter 2014 earnings and host a conference call that will be webcast on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Management will discuss financial results for the second quarter of 2014, ended June 30, 2014, and provide a corporate update.
The conference call and live webcast will begin at 4:45 p.m. ET. An archive of the webcast will be available one hour after the live call through September 12, 2014. To access the live Webcast or archive, please visit the Company's website at

Monday, August 11, 2014

New U.S. Senate bill includes language on optics and photonics

Seven Technologies That Will Change The World

Aero Glass Augmented-Reality Glasses: Epson Moverio BT-200 LCD

Siggraph: Oculus Rift Creator Says Wider Use of Virtual Reality is “Inevitable”: Panel talk warned that the industry needs compelling, immersive content while also overcoming technical hurdles. Time to Ride into the Sunset Luckey...

"Inevitable?" Like Death and Taxes? A whole lot of "Luckey warned", "Fuchs warned." The $2 Billion Goggle Boondoggle. What a joke these guys are.

But there are still barriers that need to be addressed. For Fuchs, “most of the component technologies are inadequate,” including “woefully inadequate” VR displays and “pitiful” tracking.
Feiner added that user interfaces also needed dramatic improvement.
Luckey warned that VR hardware makers should be careful not to focus too much on marketing a “quantifiable” feature such as resolution. He added that there needs to be improvement in numerous areas, including ergonomics and latency.

Why not to buy google glass: This guy will NOT be running to the barricades of the Wearable Revolution

The Wearables Revolution: the biggest market ever

Sunday, August 10, 2014

TrackingPoint Precision Guided Firearm Wireless HUD Android Goggle Test ...Now if an eMagin Display in the PGF Scope Streams to a Kopin Display In the Recon Ski Goggles will eMagin CEO Sculley and Kopin CEO Dr."CC" Fan Sense a Disturbance in the Force?

Google Glass not an optimal tool for space tasks: NASA: "Google, we have a problem."

And it's not like NASA has never used anything with which to compare Google Glass. They use Sensics' HMD for Training (eMagin Inside) and the first HMD in Space was a Liteye 750 (eMagin SVGA) that is used by Astronauts on the International Space Station.

“Google Glass is a promising technology but needs to overcome battery life, display viewing and scrolling issues in order to be an operational useful tool,” astronauts said.

Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness: Good Luck With That

US takes aim at Israeli antitank missiles in Indian arms market

This time the deal will go through because of the co-development offer and the real kicker for Javelin is it's superior ability to surveil. Really it's most common task.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Fortunately Oculus Is It's Own Cure. InOculated As It Were

Friday, August 8, 2014

Air Strikes by Super Hornets on ISIS Howitzers we left behind in our haste to get out of Iraq

launched from the Carrier George HW Bush.  Now, that's ironic. Can we get a Mission Accomplished II Photo Op now?

TWS by way of China and Belarus?: Russia to begin Ratnik system procurement in October

but since the Mistral Sale is still on track maybe Ratnik will end up with FELIN Suites as well. Unlikely but as Hollande says "I can tax that can't I." 50,000 sets a year is pretty ambitious. In fact impossible.

【Oculus Rift】ユニティちゃん イチャまくら (予告編)No wonder Carmack is being so defensive lately about his "World Changing" Barf Machine

Sagem/Felin Optics (eMagin) Migrate to Swiss IMESS and German IdZ

Subsystems of the IMESS system include: the Kongsberg TacLAN tactical high-capacity radio system (including the SR600 hand-held and vehicle-mounted VM600 short range radios); and Sagem optics, including the Sword T&D (Thermal and Day) weapon sight, as used in the French FELIN system.

Augmented Reality & Google Glass in Construction

Augmented Reality Can Better Inform Troops

Auto industry eying Google Glass, wearable technologies

The virtual reality hype train is starting to make me queasy: And with the exception of the Defense Sector...Folks are finally figuring out Emperor Oculus has no clothes.

And that’s why I think the cult status given to the latest generation of virtual reality headsets simply beggars belief. We’ve had more than decades of developments with no real breakthroughs made. And with the possible exception of the defence sector, there has been little evidence that the actual needs and limitations of the end user have been taken into consideration when these devices are being designed.

We managed to obtain three Rifts for student projects and academic research and it soon became obvious that we, too, had inherited cult status, simply by the gasps and stares that greeted their every appearance at open days. Yet, almost without exception (the exception being a very small handful of hard-line gamers), those who donned the Rift were either unwilling or unable to continue with its use after two minutes or, in many cases, far less.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

It's Pretty Clear That India is Trying to Gaslight the Entire US Defense Industry; Now It's Chuck's Turn to Get the Runaround: eMagin Display In the Javelin CLU

Who could blame the Raytheon Rep in Delhi for imbibing? It's that Hindu Festival called Groundhogs Day.

Another Satisfied Customer!

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KOPIN Results and Oblique Reference to eMagin Display Deficiencies: Interested to Hear eMagin's riposte to these claims: A Lot of Gauzy Blah Blah "Wearable" Talk

“The recent increase in orders for our military products is a case in point. Our customers came to us to solve a problem – not to buy a display. Our knowledge of the total system is what is driving companies to seek us out.”

But asked later if there was R&D money coming from the Military the answer was "No".  So what capability do they add to TWS? Makes no sense unless it represents a unique Kopin contribution. You are inscrutable Dr. Fan. On another issue I am agnostic as to the display in the Elbit/Rockwell's HMDS for the F-35. However given the opportunity I cannot believe that a grasping company like Kopin would not at least allude to an avionics market if they had a dog in the fight. But no mention. Fan just returned from Asia.Emphasis on Asia? Most of the attention focused there apparently. Big losses currently, products promised for 2015. Listen if you have 22 minutes to spare. Dr. Fan talks really slow to kill two birds with one stone, be intelligible and make CCs CC last more than 15 minutes.

What is your preference mein Herr? Would You Rather Barf or Vomit?:OCULUS AND MORPHEUS TO GO HEAD-TO-HEAD AT GAMESCOM AWARDS

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Fashion, yes but more importantly utility, battery life and display quality, sounds like MB has heard of the Neck Battery

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Friends Don't Let Friends Try the Oculus Rift

Augmented Reality’s First Step Forward Might Be More Blue Collar Than You Think


Google Glass Sucks: 6 Reasons Why, Plus the 5 Competitors That Want to Capitalize On Its Weaknesses

Although it hasn't been as widely reported as other complaints, some users of Glass have been less than thrilled with its display. Instead of offering the bright colors people are used to with an OLED panel or modern LCD, reviewers have compared the display of Glass with an old-school, passive-matrix LCD that often has murky hues.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Even Guinea Pigs given a choice would not voluntarily be Guinea Pigs but Oculus users? They'll pay $400.00 to be test subjects, DOH!

More Oculus Cognitive Dissonance: "This Oyster smells funny but I love Oysters, down the hatch!"

Corrections Officers Can't Wait to Get X6: Spy glasses offer better situational awareness for corrections officers: Catering To a Captive Market


POLYRIDER GET THE SICK BAG OUT ! -GamerMuscle Virtual Reality: Our Gamer Here Finds Merit In the Fact that He did not get "Sim Sickness" From Using the Oculus Just "Motion Sickness", I'd call that a distinction without a difference, These Oculus People are Loco en La Cabeza

Sunday, August 3, 2014

OK, There's a Military Angle


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