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

It's no secret that the whole 3D-thing didn't revolutionize 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 theater-goers didn't have their choice of Avengers-themed… » 4/08/15 5:00pm 4/08/15 5:00pm

These Wood Grain Sunglasses Are Actually Made From Recycled Newspapers

Shwood has made a name for itself with its take on the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers made from exotic woods like Zebrawood, Cherry, and East Indian Rosewood. But the grain on its latest design isn't actually wood—it's a veneer made from 1,600 feet of recycled newspapers that are rolled up, glued into paper logs, and… » 3/30/15 1:44pm 3/30/15 1:44pm

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… » 3/02/15 9:20am 3/02/15 9:20am

Blade Nano QX FPV Review: Leave Your Body Behind With This $480 Drone

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… » 2/05/15 2:45pm 2/05/15 2:45pm

I Tried Sony's Do-It-Yourself Google Glass

Wearable computers are the hot trend in technology, and the holy grail for any electronics company is augmenting your vision with crazy computer glasses. Google started it, Microsoft's allegedly working on it, and Sony's got one too—fashion be damned. But at least Sony's new cyborg eye can attach to your existing… » 1/05/15 8:30pm 1/05/15 8:30pm

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… » 1/05/15 6:00am 1/05/15 6:00am

These Augmented Reality Glasses Are James Bond-Worthy

Ever heard of Ralph Osterhout? He's known as the real-life "Q." He created underwater vehicles featured in two James Bond movies. He's the guy who shrunk down night vision goggles to a size soldiers could afford to wear. He invented some of the most popular toys of the '90s, including the Yak Bak, the TalkBoy F/X+ » 1/02/15 11:55am 1/02/15 11:55am

Making metal framed eyeglasses looks like a fun lab experiment

I'm pretty sure the only time I prefer the look and feel of plastic over metal is with the frames of glasses. I just like acetate frames more. But! The process of making metal frames, like these pair of metal MYKITA glasses, is so interesting that I may need to get a pair. It's like watching scientists in a lab… » 11/24/14 9:37pm 11/24/14 9:37pm

Resist the Urge To Squeeze These Bubble Wrap Glasses

All humans have a weakness, something they simply can't resist, and while that can vary from person to person, there's not a single human on the planet who can overcome the temptation of popping a sheet of bubble wrap. But attempting to pop this set of bubble wrap glasses will only lead to a trip to the emergency room. » 11/18/14 5:00pm 11/18/14 5:00pm

A Display-Tweaking Algorithm Could Let You Ditch Glasses and Contacts

I spend too much of my waking life staring at screens. If you're reading this, you probably do, too. So instead of putting things on or in front of our imperfect eyeballs to correct and protect them, how about rethinking the screens we're staring at? Researchers at Berkeley, MIT, and Microsoft have developed a… » 7/24/14 2:14pm 7/24/14 2:14pm

A Simple Design Improvement Keeps Your Glasses' Arms Safe From Harm

Unless you stash them in a case when you're not wearing them, the arms on your glasses are free to flop and flail about, increasing the risk of them getting bent or broken. It's admittedly a first world problem, but one that design studio Nendo has still solved with an improved nosepiece that now features a simple… » 6/24/14 6:20pm 6/24/14 6:20pm

Project Morpheus Hands-On: The Virtual Future Is Very, Very Bright

When Sony announced its intentions to take Oculus Rift head-on, we were excited. The Rift (rightly) gets all of the attention and praise for its VR prowess, but a little competition would be good for the emerging technology. Today at E3 in Los Angeles we finally got to try Project Morpheus for ourselves. And man, it's… » 6/10/14 6:25pm 6/10/14 6:25pm

Reading Glasses With a Built-In Secret Neck Strap

If you require reading glasses, you'll inevitably get to an age where you tire of constantly misplacing them, and just accept that a neck strap is the way to go. But they're actually a handy accessory, and if you want to make the upgrade earlier without looking twenty years beyond your age, this pair of reading… » 5/27/14 12:00pm 5/27/14 12:00pm

These Split Beer Glasses Are Perfect for Half-Pints

For those times when you really only want, or can really only handle, half a pint of hooch, these modified beer glasses leave no doubt that you're drinking with a little moderation. Because instead of being shorter, thinner, or modified in shape, they look like a standard pint glass that's been bifurcated with a… » 5/26/14 5:00pm 5/26/14 5:00pm

Electronic Monocle Uses Biofeedback to Track Your Favorite Websites

The internet is a fire hydrant of content. Keeping track of the pages you enjoy is a pain. A team of UK design students has a conceptual solution: Amoeba, an electronic monocle that files away the pages you find most interesting, as measured by your biofeedback response. It's the emotion-tracking Google Glass you… » 4/19/14 7:00pm 4/19/14 7:00pm

Forget the Freezer, This Device Frosts a Beer Glass In Just 10 Seconds

When you want a frosty cold one, you usually don't have the time to wait for your pint glass to actually get frosty sitting in a fridge. So you probably settle for a less satisfying can or bottle—a compromise you'll never have to make again with this countertop glass frosting contraption. » 4/14/14 10:40am 4/14/14 10:40am