Emerging Tech

‘Adversarial glasses’ can fool even state-of-the-art facial-recognition tech

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of North Carolina have developed 3D-printed glasses that are capable of fooling even cutting edge facial recognition systems.
Social Media

Snapchat reportedly left with hundreds of thousands of unsold Spectacles

Snapchat's cool new sunglasses are social media's latest craze. If you're an avid snapper, check out our guide to find out how they work, and how to get your hands on a pair. There may be plenty to go around.
Virtual Reality

Take your glasses to the next level with AR and Topology Eyewear

One day, we may be able to ditch fitting rooms altogether, but right now, there's at least an easier way to try on glasses. Meet Topology Eyewear, an AR app that will actually help you design customized glasses.
Emerging Tech

These new lenses give you superhuman sight, let you see colors with greater clarity

Metamers are colors which appear to be identical, but which actually possess different spectral compositions. A team of researchers have invented a pair of glasses that let us tell the difference.

Report: Apple has up to 1,000 engineers working on AR product for the iPhone

Apple may be planning to integrate augmented reality capabilities like object recognition and facial detection into the iPhone's camera app. It could roll out in the coming months.
Emerging Tech

Bye-bye to bifocals? These high-tech specs can automatically change focus

A team of researchers has developed a pair of specs with lenses that automatically focus, whether you're looking at something up close or far away. It's still a prototype, with the team keen to fit the kit into a more stylish frame.

Want to capture 360 video wherever you go? Wear these sunglasses

360 video is coming to wearables -- the Orbi Prime is a pair of sunglasses capable of recording 360 video using four built-in cameras. Previous camera glasses have had mixed results, but the Indiegogo campaign is already halfway to their…

Oakley and Intel’s Radar Pace offers a fresh take on tech eyewear

Released last week, the Radar Pace, using smart technology and an app, collects and analyzes personal performance data and delivers real-time feedback, instruction, and motivation based on performance.

These blue-light blocking glasses are made to help screen-addicted night owls sleep better

Can't stop looking at your phone, tablet, or computer at night? Is all that blue light emitted by the screen making you desperate for a decent night's sleep? You'll want these specially made glasses.

Carbonshade's new glasses block the blue light that hampers sleep

You can protect your eyes from blue light with Carbonshade's new eyewear, just launched on Kickstarter. These glasses feature stylish red lenses and are designed to be worn at night.

Smartphone eye testing kits could lead to personalized VR screens

EyeNetra, which develops eye testing kits for smartphones, believes that its technology could be used to create special prescription virtual reality screens for people with glasses.

Have color blind friends or family? These glasses may fix their vision

What if you didn't know that your pants clashed horribly with your shirt? Or never saw the color of your kid's eyes ? Thousands of people have that problem – they're color blind. EnChroma partnered with Frameri to bring color into…
Smart Home

Feeling tipsy? These bar glasses won’t spill if you knock into them

The problem with wine glasses is that they're easy to spill. Just ask my cat. Mighty Mug is Kickstarting a line of barware, including pint glasses, that won't tip over when you knock into them.

You wear sunglasses, so why not screenglasses? We tried a pair for a week

We go hands-on with successful Kickstarter project Gauss glasses and talk to the developer. These protective glasses guard your eyes from the sun, electric light, and screens by blocking out UV and blue light.

These prototype eyeglasses from AVG make you invisible to facial recognition software

Whether you like it or not, we live in a surveillance state, but not to worry -- At MWC in Barcelona this week, security software maker AVG is demoing a pair of concept glasses that can bamboozle even the most sophisticated facial…

Sony’s creating ‘Inception Glasses’ that will bend city streets and buildings around you

A new augmented-reality technology from Sony based on the movie "Inception" has buildings grow and collapse like Shrinky-Dinks -- making navigating a foreign city easier, or highlighting popular restaurants nearby.

In the future, screens may correct your eyesight problems, not glasses

Scientists are developing a special screen which could correct vision problems without the need for the viewer to wear glasses, and a prototype version could be just a few years away.

ZTE planning to launch wearable gadgets in early 2014

A ZTE executive has confirmed in an interview the firm will be heavily investing in wearable technology during the coming year, starting out with the launch of a smartwatch within the first few months.