These smart glasses for cyclists will make you feel like a fighter jet pilot

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The augmented reality space may still be in its relative infancy, but AR smartphone apps like Pokémon Go and Snapchat are quickly taking the technology mainstream. 

And while smartphones seem like the natural fit for AR now, some are hoping for something less smartphone-specific that you can wear on your face (think a smaller, less bulky HoloLens style device). 

On Wednesday, Everysight announced the development of the Raptor smart glasses, a device designed for cyclists that puts real-time data such as speed, distance, time, heart rate (when connected to a separate heart rate monitor) and even turn-by-turn navigation on a clear visor directly in the rider’s line of sight.  Read more…

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What it’s like to wear Nike’s HyperAdapt self-lacing sneakers

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Even the most tech-averse will admit that they’d like to step, even if just briefly, into a shoe from the future. That’s what Nike is promising with its self-lacing sneakers that have leapt from Hollywood screens into reality.

Nike put the dream of self-lacing shoes into the minds of sci-fi and sneaker fans when Michael J. Fox donned a fictional pair in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II. By 2015, the year the movie is set, Nike had seemingly perfected the technology in real life, first announcing the Nike Air Mags, replicas of the sneakers Fox wears in the movie, and later the HyperAdapt — a self-lacing sneaker Nike intends to sell as an actual product. Read more…

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