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Madman.com.au The Korean Intellectual Property Office recently published Samsung’s patent application for an earphone that seems to be a compact Bluetooth headset and smart glass rolled into one whose shape quickly calls to mind a familiar object in Dragon Ball Z — the scouter. Samsung’s patent application referred to the device as simply the “Earphone.” Here are the illustrations lifted from Samsung’s patent application filing for “Earphone”: Is it the rumored Samsung Galaxy Gear Glass redesigned? Or is it a design for an entirely new product? No one knows yet, but the two are quite different enough to justify being…

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Patent Bolt Earlier this year, Google introduced a “smart” contact lens that can help monitor a person’s blood sugar by testing the user’s tears. Not stopping there, the company has submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) its patent application for another “smart” contact lens. This time, it’s designed to help the visually impaired via a micro camera attached to the contact lens. Overview of the Smart Contact Lens Google explains in its patent application that an image capture component, simply known as a camera, is attached to the contact lens and captures or records the user’s…

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You may not have heard of Lumus, but they are on track to teach Google a thing or two in the eyeglass department of modern wearables. If you are an F16 fighter pilot, you probably already know Lumus for the really cool see-through heads-up display attached to your flight helmet. The rest of us get to learn about Lumus, and hope their OEM efforts are successful, as they show off a pair of concept consumer level smart glasses.