As people get older, their eyesight starts to decline, and I'm no exception. I was considering bifocals or progressive lenses until I was contacted by TruFocals, a company that makes a new type of eyeglass with adjustable focus. It sounded interesting, so I sent them my prescription. A week later I got a pair of circular lensed John Lennon-ish spectacles. They have a little slider on the bridge that I can move with with my finger to change the focus. When the slider is to the right, I can see fine print, and when the slider is to the left I can drive and watch movies. With the slider in-between, I can get crystal clear vision at any distance. They work very well. If you aren't dissuaded by the $895 price tag, they might be just what you are looking for. Visit the TruFocals website for more information. Above: a video I made of the TruFocals in action. Learn more about how they work at the link below.
I’m tempted by the finally-upgraded Mac Mini (pictured above with the new 13″ iPad Pro configured as its display), long the black sheep of the Mac lineup but loved for the promise of compact power it (again) justifies. Rather than make the new model smaller, as some expected, they kept the same box and filled […]
An Australian developer named Mark Watkins painstakingly reverse-engineered the proprietary data generated by Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines and created Sleepyhead, a free/open piece of software that has become the go-to tool for thousands of sleep apnea sufferers around the world who want to tune their machines to stay healthy.
Researchers at NYU and U Michigan have published a paper explaining how they used a pair of machine-learning systems to develop a "universal fingerprint" that can fool the lowest-security fingerprint sensors 76% of the time (it is less effective against higher-security sensors).
The key to learning any new language is feedback. When you’re immersed in conversation, it’s easy to pick up key phrases and pronunciation, but not all of us have the means to jet off to Spain, France or wherever we can learn to speak like a local. The next best thing: The Mondly app. Mondly […]
Got a gadget-minded geek on your holiday list this year? Don’t wait for Black Friday. The prices are already dropping on some quality tech toys, and we’ve got a roundup of some of our favorites. Force Flyers DIY Building Block Drone MSRP: $49.99 | Normally: $42.99 | Price Drop: $39.99 (20% Off) Compatible with everybody’s […]
Ever wondered what it takes to make the transition from amateur photography to a full career? If you answered “a better camera,” you’re half right. Before you get the equipment, get the know-how to use it with the Hollywood Art Institute Photography Course & Certification. Taught by experienced pros, this course is geared towards shutterbugs […]