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These Smart Glasses Could One Day Turn Your Nose Into a Secret Remote Control

GIF Google, a company that spends billions of dollars on research and development, still hasn’t found a good reason for everyone to own a pair of smart glasses. But an international team of researchers is rethinking how upgraded glasses could be useful—by turning the wearer’s nose into a remote control for other devices.Computer scientists from KAIST University in South Korea, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States, and Keio...

Shades of Noir: My Hunt for an Eclipse Glasses Villain

Earlier this week, a couple in Colorado filed a class-action lawsuit against an eyewear chain they say gave them faulty eclipse glasses. Watching the moon’s spectacular crossing of the sun on Aug. 21 left them with distorted vision, according to their lawyer. A couple in South Carolina filed a similar lawsuit against Amazon in late August.Tens of millions of eclipse glasses were sold ahead of the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States in nearly a century. And though no one has...

Smart glasses stage new experiences for deaf theater fans

Trying to get tickets for a sell-out production at London's National Theatre is difficult enough at the best of times, but if you're hard of hearing, it's trickier still.Not only must you book tickets for one of a small handful of "captioned" shows, but you must also try to secure the seats in the part of the auditorium that have the best view of the screen.It's something the theater is hoping to change with the help of Epson's latest smart glasses. This week it launched a trial that will see...