Partially sighted people may be able to buy smartglasses by 2016

In June of this year, Oxford University unvelied the invention. The specs have won $750,000 of funding through the Google Impact Challenge, which could speed up delivery of the devices to stores.

Google wants https more than http

Google will prioritise websites that use encryption in its search rankings to encourage more sites to improve their security settings.

Sony to launch curved 4K Bravia S90 TV at IFA

Sony has announced that it will launch its first curved 4K TV at the IFA trade event in Berlin next month.

Parents ignoring teens: driving drunk and texting

A report by Liberty Mutual Holding, an insurance company, says that, ironically, US parents are ignoring their teenage children when it comes to some serious stuff like not dying while driving.

Biggest recall of flat screens in the US

Vizio has to recall 245,000 displays because they might just fall over. That's not a good thing.

Hong Kong billionaire can sue Google over autocorrect

Finally, legal discourse is available to anyone distressed by autocorrect, but not exactly for the reasons you might think.

Comcast offers six months free Internet to low-income families

As part of a Back to School promotion, eligible families can receive everything from complimentary Internet, discounted computers, and free digital literacy training.

It's a street fight and Silicon Valley beats Hollywood

The difference between Hollywood and Silicon Valley is quite simple: Hollywood wants to believe that it cares deeply about our humanity and Silicon Valley would be quite happy to do away with as much of it as possible.

US requests $5b in extra funding to bolster cybercrime defences

The request has been made by the Department of Defence and it means that the country’s cyber operations budget will be worth 8.5 per cent of total defence spending.

RealNetworks unveils founder as new CEO with aim of becoming ‘the video cloud service’ of the next 10 years

Its growth strategy is being led by former CEO and interim CEO Rob Glaser and centres on a plan to cement itself as cloud video’s number one company.

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