Get ready for 3D-augmented reality

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Get ready for 3D-augmented reality

Vuzix is set to release augmented-reality (AR) goggles featuring 3D images, reports CNet. The company has already released its Wrap 920 goggles, with the Wrap 920AR supporting 3D display.

"The response, no matter where we show it, is phenomenal," says Ron Haidenger, manager of Vuzix's consumer division. "There's a huge hunger in the market for AR hardware."

The concept isn't entirely new: it's crept into public consciousness in the last few years in the form of virtual yellow line markers in broadcasts of football games and heads-up displays in some cars.

Google hands over WiFi data

Google says it will give EU regulators the data it secretly collected from open wireless networks through the Google Street View project, writes IT World.

A spokesman for Google says the search giant will hand over the data in a couple of days, after Google initially said it wasn't sure if handing over the data would be legal.

The fiasco has Google publishing a review of its privacy practices sometime within the next month, and it also plans to publish the findings of an external audit into its WiFi snooping operations.

Ofcom reveals anti-piracy policy

The UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has released a draft code of practice that it hopes will curb copyright infringement, says BBC News.

The plan involves sending people who infringe on copyright warning letters before any legal action will be taken. The letters will contain easy to understand information about the nature of the allegations being made against the subscriber, and what actions the subscriber can take.

"It is imperative that a system that accuses people of illegal online activity is fair and clear," says Anna Bradley, chairman of the Communications Consumer Panel.

'Likejacking' still a concern on Facebook

Security researchers warn the likejacking attack on Facebook is still spreading, notes The Register.

The attacks exploit a flaw in browsers by overlaying an invisible iFrame or Web object on top of a link. The result is that a user cannot be sure they are clicking on the correct content.

As of yet, the attack on Facebook does not appear to be malicious.

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