Google Glass 2.0, And Other Tech News You May Have Missed

Google Glass 2.0, And Other Tech News You May Have Missed

You’ve probably been engulfed in the Apple Watch media maelstrom. Wondering what else happened in tech yesterday? We’ve got you covered with BitStream, our cheat sheet for tech news and rumours that might have slipped past your radar.


Is Google abandoning Glass? Some people have been wondering, since it’s been announced an Italian eyewear company — Luxottica, known for luxury products — will make the new, fashionable version of the high-tech eyewear. Still, execs insist that’s not the case. [Wall Street Journal]

A cross-promotions ad company thinks they have unearthed details of the first Windows 10 Lumia phone. Allegedly, the device sports a 5.7-inch, 1080p display, and is Windows 10-only. So sayeth the rumour mill. [PCWorld]

Apps and Devices

Transparent clay is the material that armour is made out of these days, apparently. The Naval Research Lab came up with a way to make lightweight, bulletproof, see-through clay from a synthetic powder that allows infrared cameras to see through it. It could potentially protect everything from combat vehicles to smartphones. [Popular Science]

Twitter’s rolled out a new feature called Highlights, which, well, highlights content Tweeters might be interested in based on their activity and networks. [CNET]

The ASUS VivoWatch runs its own operating system and rocks a 1o-day battery. But unlike other wearables, it won’t be sold at electronics stores, but at watch shops. [SlashGear]

An Israeli startup has created and patented an electronic pill that supposedly staves off hunger to fight obesity. It hangs out in your stomach for three weeks before disintegrating. [AFP via CTA News]

Has your Facebook feed been overrun by friends’ Sim-like 3D avatars? They come courtesy of a Chinese iPhone app that takes a screenshot of your face and produces pole-dancing animated humanoids straight from the Uncanny Valley. [The Verge]

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