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It Looks Like Snap Wants to Burn More Money at The Altar of Wearable Cameras

Well, it looks like we actually might see the return of Snapchat’s overhyped Spectacles soon. As Variety first reported, the US FCC published a filing by Snap for a “wearable video camera” on Tuesday, just a month after rumours came out that the company might release not one, but two different versions of its video recording sunglasses. Let’s hope they look better than the last ones. Read More >>

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Contact Lenses That Darken in Sunlight Are Going to Give You Some Creepy Alien Eyes

Johnson & Johnson has teamed up with Transitions Optical, the company known for making those glasses that automatically darken when you go outside, to bring the unique technology to contact lenses. If you hate wearing glasses, they’ll save you from also having to wear sunglasses outdoors, but only if you’re okay with having creepy alien eyes. Read More >>

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MWC 2018: Holy Crap, Actual Working AR Glasses That Aren’t Completely Shit

It's a good thing there are people out there too sensible to listen to everything Tim Cook says. Last year Mr We-Can't-Make-Quality-AR-Glasses-Yet claimed we don't have the actual tech to make AR glasses that are any good. I was lucky enough to get a go with the Vuzix Blade AR glasses at Mobile World Congress, and I can tell you that Tim Cook was either lying to cover Apple's tracks as it develops its own AR glasses, or completely wrong. Read More >>

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18p Glasses Convince Facial Recognition Tech That You’re John Malkovich

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have managed to develop a set of glasses capable of fooling commercial-grade facial recognition software into identifying you as somebody else entirely. They cost $0.22 (18p) to make, and worked with unnervingly high success rates in tests. Read More >>

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Guzzle Buddy Turns Wine Bottles Into Wine Glasses So You Can Sip Without Shame

Until humanity learns to accept everyone’s quirks, drinking straight from a wine bottle will continue to be frowned upon. That doesn’t mean you’re going to stop doing it, but at least the Guzzle Buddy makes it slightly more socially acceptable. Read More >>

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Nike’s New £921 Sunglasses are Really — Wait, £921?!

For top runners, like the elite specimens competing in the Olympics, every last thing you wear needs to be engineered for comfort and speed. So Nike and Zeiss took inspiration from human anatomy for a new pair of sunglasses that wrap around an athlete’s head. Read More >>

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How Do Glasses Actually Help Us See Better?

How do glasses actually help us to see more clearly? It’s pretty simple. The cornea and the lens needs to focus light right onto the retina in the back of the eye in order for us to see clearly. If our corneas and lenses are screwed up, it’ll pinpoint the light in front of or behind the retina causing us to only be able to see what’s right in front of us or what’s really far away. Basically, slapping a pair of glasses on your eyes refocuses light so that it hits the retina, as it’s supposed to. The prescription is adjusted to what you need. Find out more in the excellent explainer video below. Read More >>

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Why Cocktail Glasses Really Matter

I will freely admit to being one of the twenty-something wasters who will throw a cocktail into just about any glass. But if you have more style and class, you may have wondered if there’s science behind the bewildering array of glassware. Read More >>

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Squishy Glassware is Actually Made of Magical Crystal Clear Silicone

If you’re clumsy, or have kids, your kitchen cupboards are probably filled with ugly but necessary plastic drinkware. It doesn’t have to be that way, though, because it turns out someone has created crystal clear drinking glasses made from squishy, shatterproof silicone. Read More >>

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New Glasses Make You Invisible to Facial Recognition Software

AVG is a name well-known in the Windows world for its decent and free anti-virus software, but the company is apparently looking to expand outside of just software to protect people's privacy in the real world. At Mobile World Congress, AVG is demoing a concept pair of glasses that both foil facial recognition software, and make it difficult for someone to snap a photo of your face. Read More >>

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Take the Focus Off Your Face With Sony’s Augmented Reality Glasses

Google Glass has (for the time being at least) died the death, but that doesn't mean the augmented reality specs fad has too. So long as you don't mind popping some butt-ugly frames on your noggin (and paying £520 for the privilege), from March you'll be able to grab Sony's SmartEyeglass SED-E1 Developer Edition. Read More >>

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A Clever Segmented Hinge Ensures These Glasses Fit Anyone’s Face

Most eyewear innovations these days involve the addition of tiny screens and cameras to turn your glasses into a 'smart' interface for your phone. But a company called REM Eyewear has actually come up with a clever way to improve the glasses themselves with a unique segmented hinge and cable system that helps them not only fit any sized head, but also stay put when worn. Read More >>