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Extinct Sunwear: Sunglasses That Benefit Wildlife Conservation

Extinct Sunwear not only keeps your eyes protected and looking cool this summer, but the line also helps raise awareness for endangered animals. The recently launched Kickstarter…

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Ditto's "Endless Eyewear" Plan Lets You Rent, Swap Unlimited Frames

Buying a new pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses is a big commitment that often involves the input of friends and family to make the right choice, plus it can get pricey. Enter…

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Google Glass is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

Still scrounging pennies for Google Glass? Today’s the last day you can buy one; in its present form, anyway. After nearly three years of hype, hubris, and near-constant derision,…

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Karlie Kloss, Warby Parker Collaborate on Eyeglasses for a Yummy Cause

American supermodel Karlie Kloss is hooking up with Warby Parker for a delicious cause: a trio of sunglasses in support of the Edible Schoolyard, a New York City-based nonprofit that…

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Washington University's High-Tech Goggles Help Surgeons Spot Cancer

A new set of high-tech glasses could help surgeons find and remove cancerous cells during surgery. Developed by Dr. Samuel Achilefu, a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering…

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Protos Eyewear's 3D-Printed Sunglasses Are Custom-Fitted to Your Face

No two faces are alike, but eyewear is made to be a one-size-fits-all product. With 3D printing though, the game completely changes and you can get eyeglasses perfectly designed and…

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Prepare for the Google "Glass" Backlash—And Calls to Ban the Technology

Illustration by Stop the Cyborgs Now that the Google Glass has hit the mainstream, we’re just waiting for the slew of usage bans that are anticipated to ensue. With texting and cell…

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Google "Glass" Headset to be Made in the United States

Google will be manufacturing its “Glass” eyewear in Silicon Valley, a move that the Financial Times hails as a “high-profile example of the return of electronics…

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Fetch Eyewear Donates 100 Percent of Profits to Animal-Rescue Causes

PET PROJECT Fetch calls itself a small company with a big vision, with a full 100 percent of its corporate proceeds benefiting the Pixie Project. The frames themselves were designed…

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Google Reportedly Working With Warby Parker to Make "Glass" Stylish

Google is reportedly working with Warby Parker, a popular eyeglass company that sells its trendy wares online, to design “more-fashionable frames” for its…

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Google is Recruiting "Glass Explorers" to Test-Drive Its Headset

OKAY, GLASS Only 8,000 “bold, creative” individuals will make the first cut, according to Google. How bold and how creative, exactly? The video shows the Glass interface…

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Could Vuzix's Smart "Eyepatch" Give Google Glass a Run for Its Money?

Google isn’t the only one trying to make smart glasses the next hot device trend. New York-based Vuzix has just unveiled a hands-free smart device that comes with an integrated…

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Watch Diane von Furstenberg's NYFW Show Through Google's "Glass"

Diane von Furstenberg wants you to experience her Spring/Summer 2013 show at New York Fashion Week through the eyes of the folks who made it happen: the stylists, the models, and the…

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Google's Augmented-Reality Glasses Make New York Fashion Week Debut

Diane von Furstenberg shared her New York Fashion Week spotlight on Sunday with an unlikely collaborator: Google. The legendary designer and Council of Fashion Designers of America…

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Summer Rayne Oakes, MODO Launch Chic, Recycled Eyeglasses

CLEAR VISION Composed of recycled plastic and hypoallergenic stainless steel, each set of frames comes in a case derived from recycled soda bottles. No detail was too small to be…

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TOMS Unveils New “One for One” Eyewear Collection

Did anyone see this coming? After months of teasing, TOMS has finally let the cat out of the mystery box: TOMS Eyewear, the no-longer-just-a-shoe-company’s new “one for…

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Gucci to Launch Eco-Friendly Eyewear Made From Castor Seeds

Gucci is set to see green this fall with a new range of optical frames made from sustainable materials. The luxury brand, together with eyewear manufacturer Safilo, will introduce four…

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9 Eco-Friendly Sunglasses to Set Your Sights On

WRAP IT UP As practical as they are, sunglasses shouldn’t be an eyesore. Set your sights on a higher standard with one of our nine eco-friendly shades before you embrace the…

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