Can Humane's AI pocket projector really replace the smartphone?

For years, people have been saying wearable tech will replace the smartphone, but so far, smartwatches are more accessories than communication devices in their own right. Humane's been working on a project that could change things, but our first glimpse of the product had us wondering about that.

It's developing a stand-alone AI-driven mini projector that you wear on a shirt pocket and which can handle calls, scan objects and translate your voice. It's been keeping the product under wraps, but we finally got a glimpse during a Ted Talks demo. It looks impressive, but the demo raises more questions than answers (if you're not convinced, see our pick of the best camera phones and the best iPhone 14 prices).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.