August 22, 2022

Luxuriate in the awfulness of the above picture. It’s Mark Zuckerberg’s avatar in virtual reality, taking a selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower and it’s hard to be sure, maybe Sagrada Familia in Barcelona? Meta released the picture to promote the release of its VR environment Horizon Worlds in Spain and France. Within an hour…

July 28, 2022

Google is going to send a few of its AR glasses to the outside world to get better testing feedback. Its announcement was carefully calibrated to forestall cheap jokes about a new generation of “Google Glassholes.” Apparently the Google AR team is carefully reading Bruceb News, because Google is adopting my suggestions about how to…

July 14, 2022

Three weeks ago Drew Perkins, the CEO of Mojo Vision, wore a feature-complete augmented reality smart contact lens at the company’s labs in Saratoga, CA. He could “interact with a compass to find my bearings, view images, and use an on-screen teleprompter.” To be clear, that means those things were in his field of vision under his control,…

June 29, 2022

I’ve been writing about privacy for a long time. I wrote a series of articles about location tracking and a useful overview of data brokers and a long series of articles about privacy and trust. Most recently I wrote a cautionary article about why privacy concerns could doom augmented reality devices. I can tell you with confidence that personal privacy is obsolete. At…