Rochester Optical Unveils Prescription Google Glass

DSC_0017The first prescription version of Google Glass is a reality. Called the Glass Prescription Lens Carrier (GLPC), a clip that acts as its namesake at the bridge of the Glass, costs $129 and an additional $99 for the prescription lenses. You can’t remove the eyepiece section of the Glass however — unlike most expect Google to do, officially — but Rochester Optical will offer you frames (along with corresponding Glass bodies) in bright red, orange, cyan, royal blue, silver, and grey to compensate.

GLPC orders will be taken in late January, Forbes reports, with initial deliveries expected from early February; Google plans to fully release Glass later in 2014.

Via: Forbes

Lenovo Makes Great Use Of The X1 Carbon As An Ultrabook Heavyweight

lenovo_x1_carbon_1160-100222010-origBy making use of Inel’s fourth-generation Core processors (with Intel vPro management features), up to 8GB of memory, and up to a 512GB SSD, Lenovo has a new X1 Carbon ultrabook Thinkpad computer, that defines what tit means to be a super thin-and-light system, with Windows 8.1 on-board. The standard display is a TN (twisted nematic) screen with a resolution of 1600 by 900 pixels, but buyers can step up to an IPS (in-plane switching) screen with a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels; both screen resolutions have optional touchscreen models.

An “adaptive” keyboard is another feature Lenovo is boasting with the new X1 Carbon. The top row of function keyss hav been replaced by a strip that changes depending on the application being used; Microsoft Word, for example, would show and transform the top strip to show relevant functions for the application. Lastly, there’s an added 70 percent improvement over the original— that’s about the battery life, which will recharge to 80 percent in less than 1 hour.

Prices will start at $1299 when the X1 Carbon launches later in January.

Via: Lenovo

Valve Has 12 Partners For The Steam Machine Initiative

downloadThose twelve partners that will take part in the build and sale of Steam Machines, as well as display of the gear at this year’s CES, include: Alienware, Falcon Northwest, iBuyPower, CyberPowerPC, Origin PC, Gigabyte,, Webhallen, Alternate, Next, Zotac and Scan Computers. It a great list, but the fact of the matter remains that many PC gamers feels as if the current beta version of the Steam Machine is lacking a true PC gamer input. That’s where these companies come in, and hopefully fix the problem.

Via: Eng

LaCie Unveils A 1 Terabyte USB 3.0 Steel Spehere Hard Drive

Christofle-Sphere_8760043Designed for those who value aesthetic greatly, the LaCie Sphere is designed to hold a full terabyte of data, for a costly $490, most of which is spent on the highly-polished silver-plated steel that comes from Yainville, France. A single USB 3.0 cord powers and transfers data between the orb and your device of preference — hey, at least the thing looks nice, no matter how expensive it is.

Via: LaCie


Google Acquires The Devs Behind Timely, The Cool Android Clock App


Google has snatched up another company. In this first edition of 2014 for Google, the developer acquired is Bitspin, a Swiss company best known for its beautifully designed Android alarm clock app Timely.

Thankfully, it’s for the better: “For new and existing users, Timely will continue to work as it always has,” the Bitspin team’s blog post on the acquisition, reads.

So, meanwhile, our hopes of Google using cross-platform syncing grows, as the Timely app made great use of it for different alarms you have set.

Via: Bitspin

Samsung Lets Us All Know The Galaxy Camera 2 Is Supposed To Be Better

samsung-galaxy-camera-2-xlSamsung wanted to improve upon the shortcomings of the original Galaxy Camera, so before the series of CES unveils that will take place next week, they’ve gone ahead and revealed the successor. The Galaxy Camera 2 features the same 16-megapixel sensor, 21-times zoom lens, and a 4.8-inch LCD screen, but it gets its improvements from increased battery capacity and reduction in weight.

There’s also the addition of Android 4.3, NFC photo sharing to your actual phone, a newer 1.6GHz quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. Basically, the ultimate Instagram device. But, you could also take normal photos, as a tried-and-true photographer would — in tandem with Instagram, of course.

ViaSamsung Mobile Press

The Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept Is An Amazing Idea

audi-sport-quattro-laserlight-concept-xlAudi’s newest concept car, debuting at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas during the 7th to the 9th of this month, features a ton of new technological advancements that could change our automotive future.

For example, the headlights, which are matrix LEDs with laser lights shaped into its trapezoidal fixtures, giving them double the luminosity of existing LED headlights. A state-of-the-art touchscreen controls the infotainment and climate from the cockpit,all of which uses advanced 3D graphics powered by an NVIDIA processor.

Engine-wise, the Sport Quattro Laserlight uses a plug-in hybrid drive and a bi-turbo four-liter V8 engine, giving you the option to drive in EV for up to 94 mpg, hybrid, or full-combustion. It accomplishes a lot of this because of its lightweight frame: aluminum or carbon fiber, while the engine system is capable of 700 horsepower and nearly 600 pound feet of torque — in essence, this is a very tempting and nearly perfect coupe, on paper at least.

Via: Audi

So, This Is What LG’s webOS Smart TV Looks Like

webosWhat you’re seeing above is both a sad and interesting story. Those cards showing prevalent information on LG’s upcoming line of webOS-based Smart TVs are derived from the dozens of engineers and designers that were originally at Palm, and created the Pre and Pixi smartphones, which ultimately failed. Their company was acquired by HP, and gave us the Touchpad series of tablets, that also miserably failed. In the end, LG bought out what was left of the technology, and the result is what you see above.

Keep in mind, the webOS card design is something that has been copied into numerous operating systems, including Android (to an extent) and especially iOS (they got a Palm engineer). So, it’s all relative. Also, we’ll know more about this TV, comes CES 2014, which is between the 7th and 9th of the month.

ViaEvleaks (Twitter)