Visitors check out the Needle's new 20-foot by 8-foot 'Skypad' interactive screen. (Photo: Mónica Guzmán)

More than a great view: How Seattle’s iconic Space Needle is going digital

Take the elevator to the top and enjoy the view. That’s been the main attraction at Seattle’s iconic Space Needle for pretty much all of its 52-year history. The Needle hopes to change that starting this summer with a series of impressive digital enhancements. “We want to be the and,” says Karen Olson, the Needle’s vice president of marketing. “An amazing view,… Read More

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Google reveals Project Glass: Is this your augmented reality?

Google is providing the first public glimpse of the augmented-reality glasses being developed by its Google X research group under the name “Project Glass.” But the initial images shown by the Project Glass team via its Google+ page reveal that the “glasses” aren’t really glasses in the traditional sense. Instead they’re frames that house a small device… Read More