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Bringing the world into focus for some of the 2 billion people globally who need glasses but don't have them

Of the many things we take for granted, being able to see is right up there. It’s fundamental to how most of us learn and bond, work and play, and navigate the world.Player utilities<iframe frameborder="0" src="https://www.pri.org/node/168939/embedded" height="75" width="100%"></iframe>We also take for granted that if the world grows fuzzy, there’s an easy and accessible fix for that — glasses, contacts or laser surgery. In fact, most people in the world need glasses at some...

New iPhone 8, AR Glasses Rumors Leaked by Alleged Foxconn Insiders

Apple has been attracting a lot of media attention lately as rumors regarding its next-generation iPhone, new MacBook and AR glasses continue to swirl. A recent thread appeared on Reddit from supposed Foxconn insiders revealed some interesting details about the upcoming products, just days before the tech giant’s annual WWDC kicks off on Monday (June 5, 2017).(Image: public domain CC0) Major tech media like 9to5Mac, The Verge, and BGR all picked up the information posted by Foxconninsider,...

Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day: Fact or Fiction?

You may have heard of the 8×8 rule. It states that you should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.That’s half a gallon of water (about 2 liters).This claim has become somewhat of an accepted wisdom and is very easy to remember. But is there truth to this advice or is it just a myth?The Origin of the 8×8 RuleThe source of the 8×8 rule has not been confirmed (1). One theory suggests it may have originated in 1945, when one research organization released a report stating that the...