Among the problems with Google Glass—and there are many—is a general lack of style. Those who don't wear glasses regularly can find it cumbersome, while those who do may find it doesn't play well with their existing models. Sony's aiming to solve those problems with a new microdisplay that can turn any pair of glasses into a Google Glass-like device.
We've all probably left the house and hopped in a car before realizing that we left our wallet at home—but most of us have probably been lucky enough not to then be pulled over. If the state of Iowa has its way, however, you may soon be able to produce your smartphone when you're asked for your driver's license.
With everything from malware and security breaches to fake cell towers designed to intercept your calls, you can't be too careful with your smartphone these days. If you value your privacy more than anything, you've probably been keeping tabs on the Blackphone, the Android-based phone designed from the ground-up to focus on security. But if you were also wondering what you could do with such a phone besides keep all your secrets under wraps, you'll be glad to know that the team behind the Blackphone says it will also be providing an app store.
A group of scientists in India have developed a way to recycle discarded lithium-ion laptop batteries into easily charged sources of light and power. Researchers in Bangalore developed prototype devices that can be used to provide hours of light to people who don't have access to the electrical grid.