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How Do Glasses Actually Help Us See Better?

Video: It’s pretty simple. The cornea and the lens needs to focus light right onto the retina in the back of the eye in order for us to see clearly. If our corneas and lenses are screwed up, it will pinpoint the light in front of or behind the retina, causing us to only be able to see what’s right in front of us or what’s really far away. Basically, slapping a pair of glasses on your eyes refocuses light so that it hits the retina, as it’s supposed to. The prescription is adjusted to what you need.


Why Cocktail Glasses Really Matter

Video: I will freely admit to being one of the twentysomething wasters who will throw a cocktail in anything that isn’t a Solo cup. But if you have more style and class, you may have wondered if there’s science behind the bewildering array of glassware.


Garmin's Varia Vision Turns Your Oakleys Into A Cycling-Focused Google Glass

Google wasn’t able to make Glass the runaway success it thought it could be, but maybe Sergey and Larry were just targeting the wrong demographic. Garmin is hoping its new Varia Vision, which can attach to any pair of sunglasses, will appeal to gadget-loving cyclists.


Squishy Glassware Is Actually Made Of Magical Crystal Clear Silicone

If you’re clumsy, or have kids, your kitchen cupboards are probably filled with ugly but necessary plastic drinkware. It doesn’t have to be that way, though, because it turns out someone has created crystal clear drinking glasses made from squishy, shatterproof silicone.


You'll Feel Like Iron Man Wearing These Glowing Laser-Etched Shades

There are countless reasons why it would be awesome to wear one of Tony Stark’s Iron Man suits, not the least of which being the slick heads-up display providing info on targets and other nearby threats. But for just $US55 (instead of billions) these laser-etched glowing plastic shades provide a similar experience on the cheap.


An App Helped Me Realise That I Need Glasses

Until a few weeks ago, I’d never had an eye test. I’ve been thinking about this more and more recently — after a long day in front of the computer, writing for Gizmodo (or pretending to write for Gizmodo while actually playing Skiing Yeti Mountain on my phone), my eyes hurt.


What 3D Movies Have Really Been Missing Is Avengers-Themed Glasses

It’s no secret that the whole 3D-thing didn’t revolutionise the movie going experience — the second time around. But was it really because of expensive ticket prices, crappy 3D conversions, or more convenient home streaming options? Maybe. Or maybe it was because theatre-goers didn’t have their choice of Avengers-themed 3D glasses.


New Glasses Make You Invisible To Facial Recognition Software

AVG is a name well-known in the Windows world for its decent and free anti-virus software, but the company is apparently looking to expand outside of just software and protect people’s privacy in the real world now. At Mobile World Congress, AVG is demoing a concept pair of glasses that both foil facial recognition software, and make it difficult for someone to snap a photo of your face.


Blade Nano QX Drone Review: An Out-of-Body Experience

I have a confession: I’ve been having out-of-body experiences. They feel like a video game. I’m a spirit in the sky, watching my flesh-and-bone self shamble about as I float on the breeze. How? Because I’ve been testing one of the coolest toys ever made: a tiny drone with a pair of wireless video goggles that let you see the world from high above.


A Clever Segmented Hinge Ensures These Glasses Fit Anyone's Face

Most eyewear innovations these days involve the addition of tiny screens and cameras to turn your glasses into a ‘smart’ interface for your phone. But a company called REM Eyewear has actually come up with a clever way to improve the glasses themselves with a unique segmented hinge and cable system that helps them not only fit any sized head, but also stay put when worn.


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