Framing Google Glass: the headset of the future now works with prescription lenses
Just shy of a year after the Google Glass Explorer edition started arriving on early adopters’ doorsteps, Google is announcing a way for people who need prescription glasses to use it. The company is releasing four different frames that can both fit the Google Glass hardware and accommodate corrective lenses. Glass is still limited to the small group of people who have been accepted into the “Explorer program” (a wider consumer launch is planned for later this year), so while it’s good that these frames make Glass usable for more people, it’s not yet available to all.
Fitness trackers like Fitbit and Fuelband are great at logging how much your body moves over a given day, but if you want more detail, like the angle of your knee or the jut of your hip, you’re going to need more than just one sensor. That’s where Notch comes in.
LG begins mass-production of flexible displays.
LG have announced that they are beginning production of flexible displays for use in smartphones, and expect to extend the technology into “diverse applications including automotive displays, tablets and wearable devices”, according to the company.
LG Display’s flexible OLED panel is built on plastic substrates instead of glass. By applying film-type encapsulation technology and attaching the protection film to the back of the panel, LG Display made the panel bendable and unbreakable. The new display is vertically concave from top to bottom with a radius of 700mm, opening up a world of design innovations in the smartphone market. And only 0.44mm thin, LG Display’s flexible OLED panel is the world’s slimmest among existing mobile device panels. What’s more, it is also the world’s lightest, weighing a mere 7.2g even with a 6-inch screen, the largest among current smartphone OLED displays.
The next iPhone is reportedly just a month away. Apple has already announced that some major changes are in store for the smartphone’s OS, but — as usual — the company has given no suggestion as to what we should expect on the hardware front. Despite Tim Cook’s vow of corporate secrecy, rumors, leaks, and supply chain reports over the last ten months have coalesced into an early look at some possibilities for the next iPhone. Here’s our breakdown of some of the loudest, most reputable, and most likely rumors out there for what’s coming next from Apple.