Canadian smart glasses going 'offline' weeks after company bought by Google

Canadian smart glasses going 'offline' weeks after company bought by Google


Publication Title
CTV News
Publication/Creation Date
July 28 2020
Creators/Contributors
Brooklyn Neustaeter (creator)
North Inc. (contributor)
Google Inc. (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"TORONTO -- An Ontario-based tech company acquired by Google last month has told customers that its smart glasses will no longer work after Friday.

North, which started as Thalmic Labs in 2012, announced on June 30 that it would be "winding down" production of its Focals smart glasses following the acquisition. After July 31, the "smart" element of the glasses will be unusable."

HCI Platform
Wearables
Location on Body
Eye
Augments
Seeing
Marketing Keywords
North, North Focals, Google
Source
https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/sci-tech/canadian-smart-glasses-going-offline-weeks-after-company-bought-by-google-1.5042010

Date archived
August 10 2020
Last edited
August 10 2020
How to cite this entry
Brooklyn Neustaeter. (July 28 2020). "Canadian smart glasses going 'offline' weeks after company bought by Google". CTV News. CTV News. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4707