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Next-Gen Google Glass Headgear Aims for Style Without Stumb…

Next-Gen Google Glass Headgear Aims for Style Without Stumb…

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Focals come with Alexa built-in.North Can someone make augmented reality "smart glasses" that also look good on your face? Look North. North, an Ontario startup, has amassed $140 million to bring its futuristic Focals to life. The Focals by North smart glasses are customized for the wearer and priced at $999 U.S. ($1,299 Canadian). That's a lot, but a new smartphone can set you back by a comparable amount. And wearing these may be preferable to stumbling while you're walking and looking at your iPhone. Product Hunt compares Focals, featuring a transparent, holographic display, to those stylish prescription glasses and sunglasses offered by Warby Parker. North says: "The resulting aesthetic is bold enough to make a statement, but discreet enough for
Tap App Aims To Locate Drinking Fountains While Curbing Pla…

Tap App Aims To Locate Drinking Fountains While Curbing Pla…

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The epiphany moment for Samuel Ian Rosen came when he found himself at an airport shelling out $5 for a bottle of Evian water. “Nobody up till now has built a Google Map for (drinking) water,” Rosen, a serial entrepreneur, said in an interview. “Finding water is inconvenient. When I go to Google Map and type 'water fountain,' there is nothing. We solve it by building Google Map for water....We are a search engine. We tell you where the water is.” Beginning Tuesday, consumers in cities from New York and Los Angeles to Amsterdam and New Delhi will be able to download an app called Tap on their mobile phones that will help them find the closest free public drinking fountains and water bottle refill stations at places like airports. They can also refill their bottles at over 34,000 cafe
Prior Art Archive aims to improve patent process

Prior Art Archive aims to improve patent process

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Imagine you have invented a device that could save millions of lives around the world. But instead of profiting from the invention yourself, you decide to share the design online, to allow others to make their own version at low cost. Two years later, a company applies for a patent on your invention. Once the application is granted, the company not only begins profiting from your device, but launches a lawsuit against you, the inventor, for infringing their patent. This is the danger faced by researchers and developers alike, because the limits of existing content repositories means it is often a struggle for patent examiners to find what they call prior art — evidence that an invention is already known — relating to an application. That means that some applications that should be rejec
New Google App Aims to Prevent DNS Manipulation Attack — S…

New Google App Aims to Prevent DNS Manipulation Attack — S…

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New Google App Aims to Prevent DNS Manipulation Attack Google's cyber unit has introduced a new app dedicated to protecting users from state-sponsored censorship. By Sydny ShepardOct 04, 2018 Google's Alphabet owned cyber unit, Jigsaw, has revealed Intra, a new app aimed at protecting users from state-sponsored censorship.  Intra aims to prevent DNS manipulation attacks. According to TechCrunch, whenever you visit a website, the easy-to-remember web address is converted to a less-than-memorable IP address - often over an unsecured connection. This makes it very easy for oppressive governments to intercept web address requests and either kill them in their tracks to stop sites from loading, or redi