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Hunting for Eclipse Glasses on a Time Crunch

Editor's Note: NBC Washington intern Allison Pecorin is heading back to the University of Missouri, where she will be a senior. Thursday, she took on one last challenge."You see that black hole in the sky and then the corona bursts out and it's like it just hits you straight to your soul."That's how eclipse chaser and amateur astronomer Jackie Beucher described seeing a total solar eclipse.Who wouldn't want to see that?There's a total eclipse coming Aug. 21, and as the celestial fates would...

Lenovo’s first augmented-reality glasses are a 'Star Wars' exclusive

Compared to virtual reality, augmented reality has been slow to take off. Sure, phone-based augmented reality is getting a bit of a boost right now -- Apple and Google are certainly investing in it -- but there's still a dearth of commercially available headsets. Devices like HoloLens and the Meta 2 are too expensive, and while there are startups that promise more affordable models, they're still years away from being on store shelves. Lenovo, however, has come with a solution -- and it's...

Apple iPhone 8: The curious case of fingerprint sensor on the new iPhone

‘Revolutionise’ is perhaps the most overused term in the tech space. How many times have things been actually revolutionised? If you ask us, there have been very few instances when a gadget or feature changed the approach to our digital lives altogether.Remember, the iPhone 5S? Launched in 2013, it was the first iPhone to come with a biometric sensor, known as TouchID. Renowned technology journalist Walt Mossberg of All Things Digital had then described TouchID as a “real advance, the biggest...