Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Feb 2018 01:10 UTC
Intel

The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.

There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no weird arm floating in front of the lens, no speaker, and no microphone (for now).

From the outside, the Vaunt glasses look just like eyeglasses. When you’re wearing them, you see a stream of information on what looks like a screen - but it’s actually being projected onto your retina.

This looks amazing. I'm not entirely sure if I, personally, have any use for this, but such basic, simple, handsfree information could be invaluable to, for instance, construction workers, farmers, police officers, or other people who do hard, dangerous work with their hands.

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RE[4]: Retinal projection
by grat on Thu 8th Feb 2018 00:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Retinal projection"
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In high school, my physics instructor always had a sheet on the back of the test with all the equations and constants we'd need to solve the test questions (and usually a number of extraneous equations and constants).

His philosophy (and this was pre-internet), was that with things like the CRC handbook available, memorizing equations was a waste of time-- understanding the problem, and thus knowing *which* equations to use, was more important.

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