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Aoife Glass' go-to gear and kit: 4 favourites

Given how much gear we get through on BikeRadar, it’s a proud endorsement of any product if it gets used by our writing team on a regular basis. Here’s the gear and kit favoured by women's editor Aoife Glass.Our writers are lucky enough to have access to a bewildering array of kit, but even we have our favourites. So, we thought it would be interesting to have a quick look at what kit and gear the BikeRadar team rely on day in, day out, while out testing bikes. Our women's...

Solar Eyeglasses Used Sunlight to Power Integrated Microprocessor, Displays

What if your eyeglasses not only protected your eyes from sunlight, but also absorbed its light to generate energy? That’s the idea behind new solar eyeglasses developed by researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany that can supply devices with electricity. A team at the KIT Energy Center have taken advantage of organic solar cells, which are flexible, transparent, and lightweight, to explore the use of a new solar-energy-generating form factor--in this case, wearable...

AdHawk’s tiny sensors could enable much smaller VR headsets and AR glasses

A Canadian company called AdHawk Microsystems is announcing that it has created small motion-tracking sensors that could be a boon for augmented reality glasses and virtual reality headsets.Current AR and VR products are oversized for consumers, and bulky camera-based sensors are a big part of that problem. But AdHawk has created eye-tracking sensors that are small chips made from microelectrical mechanical systems (MEMS), which are commonly used in gyro chips.Above: AdHawk sensors are tiny...