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Retired woman inspires reading, for free

Viet Nam News A retired professor has opened a book stall in Hà Nội, inviting passers-by to read books and newspapers for free. Drinking water, electricity, and reading glasses are also available. Bạch Liên reports.Every day at 6am, an old woman carries huge piles of books and newspapers from her house to a modest book stall in front of her house on Đặng Tiến Đông Street. The mini library is free for passers-by and neighbours to peruse and enjoy.The woman, Phạm Thị Huyền Dung, is well-known...

Fun Accessories for Your Reading Glasses

I recently celebrated my last birthday in my 30s, and friends have been coming out of the woodwork to tell me that when they turned 40 (or 42 in some cases), they needed reading glasses and/or bifocals, seemingly overnight. I have worn prescription glasses my entire adult life, but so far I am only near-sighted; will I need reading glasses next year? I kind of hope so, because I have found some delightful glasses accessories that make me feel like a fun librarian. (Librarians all wear reading...

Why Apple’s glasses won’t include ARKit

Why Apple’s glasses won’t include ARKitIt could be 2021 before they doAbout the only thing more exciting than ARKit is the thought of Apple Glasses that run ARKit. There are rumors and rumors-of-rumors all claiming “when not if” they are coming. I’m going to attempt to answer the “when” by looking in depth at the “what” technology is needed. I know glasses are being worked on at Apple, and the prototypes are state of the art. I also know what it takes to build a full-stack wearable AR HMD,...