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Startup Spotlight: Mental Health, AR Tech Support and Eyeglasses for Kids

If you’ve ever been tech support for your parents then you’ll understand the frustration of trying to explain directions over video chat when you can’t illustrate a specific instruction – well we have a solution for you. Each week TechCo discovers the latest emerging technology and startups helping us streamline our lives. This week we found an augmented reality app that can help with your remote tech support needs, cool eyewear for kids and a mental health app to get people through the...

STATE Optical takes aim at Warby Parker with Chicago-branded glasses made in the USA

A Chicago startup wants to ride the trendy eye-wear movement—with luxury spectacles designed and assembled in America.STATE Optical, co-founded by Scott Shapiro, Jerry Wolowicz, Marc Franchi and Jason Stanley, launched in early 2016 to tap into what they saw as a growing demand for domestic products."We thought the market was different than it was 20 years ago, not because of patriotism, but because of craft culture and the craft movement," said CEO and Co-founder Scott Shapiro in an...

Eyeglasses may be exempt from state sales tax, lawmaker says

Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 11:20 PMUpdated: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 12:42 AMBy: Breaking News Staff — UPDATE @12:42 a.m. 11/20/17Mass murderer Charles Manson died Sunday night, according to reports.FIRST REPORTMass murderer Charles Manson is in a California hospital and is said to be in grave condition, several media outlets are reporting tonight. The New York Post, Los Angeles Times and others are reporting that the...