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How Von Arkel designs eyewear like a Swiss watchmaker

Ergonomic technology helps create eco-sustainable lightweight frame featuring patented titanium hinge that requires no screws or solderingBy Jacqueline Tsang7 Sep 2017Fellow four-eyes, take note: eyewear can be sexy and stylish.The Swiss brand Von Arkel, founded in 2014, is relatively new to the luxury scene, but it’s been attracting attention due to its horological approach to craftsmanship.CEO Christophe Kozma took inspiration from his country’s strong horological history and designed...

These versatile reading glasses are super thin, weigh less than a nickel, and stick to the back of your phone

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.ThinOpticsFor those of us who rely on reading glasses, there are likely more than a few memories of squinting at the fine print on a dinner menu or asking a friend to transcribe the appetizers out loud because you forgot your pair.If that's the case, you'll likely be happy to know there's an inexpensive and extremely easy...

Amazon Reportedly Developing Alexa Smart Glasses

Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant has already transitioned from just being on the Echo speakers to being an AI assistant on smartphones. Now, a new report claims that Amazon is planning to put Alexa on a pair of smart glasses.This new Amazon Alexa smart glasses was first reported by the Financial Times citing people familiar with Amazon’s plans. According to the source, the Alexa-powered smart glasses will be able to work anytime and anywhere and are designed to look like a...