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Tim Cook loves AR but says the technology to support Smart Glasses isn’t ready

Amid reports that Apple has been busy developing a pair of advanced smart glasses, Tim Cook went on record during a recent interview with The Independent and essentially put to bed any hopes that such a product might see the light of day anytime soon. Though Cook didn’t deny Apple’s interest in such a product, he flat-out said that the technology needed to make such a product feasible simply isn’t mature enough right now.“But today I can tell you the technology itself doesn’t exist to do...

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...

7 last minute Halloween costumes that incorporate your glasses

It is a struggle unique to the glasses-wearing community every Halloween:“Oh, I love your costume! Marilyn Monroe with glasses?”“That is so clever! A cat, but one who wears glasses?” “Look at you, Sexy Loch Ness Monster with glasses!”Must we sacrifice eyesight in order to don our desired Halloween ensemble without incessant commentary from the 20/20 vision crowd? Tired of the unfairness, this disorganized, visually impaired Features Editor gathered up some easy, last minute Halloween costumes...