Another Type of Smart Glasses

We’ve told you about Google Glass, Vaunt Smart Glasses, and Amazon Echoframes. There are new smart eyeglasses out from Bosch. What is different about these glasses, is they use tiny lasers to beam images directly onto your eyeballs. You will need to be custom fit for them to make sure they hit your retina in the correct place.

They have a way to integrate with your corrective glasses. It is the smallest most lightweight product that can turn any set of glasses into smart glasses. A smart phone can be paired to it but you should not have to look at the smartphone to see what you want.

An unhackable unbreakable phone?

Is there even such a thing? Well, the Turing Phone from Turing Robotic Industries is coming soon and claims to be unhackable and unbreakable – and stronger than steel. Many claim it looks like it was ripped from a sci-fi movie.

Made from Liquidmorphium™, an amorphous liquid metal alloy tougher than titanium or steel. When unleashed it will run Android 5.1 (Lollipop). It will run on GSM, HSPA, or LTE networks. It comes with 3GB RAM and wither 16GB, 64GB, or 128GB storage. The cover is Corning’s Gorilla Glass IV. The display is 5.5 inches – 1920×1080 pixels. It will have fingerprint sensors, 13mp rear camera, 8mp front camera, and a non-removable battery. Oh – did we mention waterproof?

The three models will be Pharaoh, Cardinal, and Beowulf. It is available for pre-order starting July 31. The 16GB model begins at $610.

Smartphone Kill Switch

In 2015, smartphones will start coming equipped with a “kill switch.” This will allow users to remotely disable their smartphones and wipe the data. Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft with the five largest cellular carriers in the US have signed on voluntarily to the program.

All smartphones manufactured for sale after July 2015 must have this technology. This would deter thieves from taking mobile devices as they are rendered useless. HTC, Motorola, Nokia are among other makers who have signed up.

Users can erase contacts, photos, email and other personal information and lock the phone so it can’t be used without a password. The data will be retrievable if the owner recovers the phone.

Critics have accused cell phone carriers of being reluctant to do this as they would lose revenue from replacing and activating stolen phones.

Jody Victor