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Glass Forward

Smart glasses are finally getting a much-needed makeover. North Inc.’s new Focals, which will launch in Brooklyn and Toronto showrooms in November, are an attempt to bring a hint of style into the dorky world of wearable tech.

Traditionally, smart glasses like Google Glass have been awkward and weird-looking — not to mention more than a little creepy, thanks to their covert recording capabilities.


If your bank account has too many zeroes at the end, North says its $1,000 non-prescription lenses will let you walk around town with your own mixed reality display. According to the company’s website, Focals and have a built-in version of Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant, which will let you text your pals, navigate you around town, call an Uber, and give you weather and calendar updates.


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