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Samsung Patents Contact Lenses With Built-In Camera

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Samsung has been granted a patent in South Korea for contact lenses with a display that projects images directly into the wearer’s eyes.

According to SamMobile, the patent includes a “contact lens equipped with a tiny display, a camera, an antenna, and several sensors that detect movement and the most basic form of input using your eyes: blinking.”

A smartphone will be required for the device to work, according to documents.

The “smart” contact lenses could prove to be a substantial upgrade from so-called “smart glasses”, posing a threat to what will be its main competitor in the market, Google Glasses.

(credit: sammobile)

SamMobile states that the “lenses can provide a more natural way to provide augmented reality than smart glasses.”

Google owns two patents for smart contact lenses with flexibleelectronics and sensors that analyze a  chemical in the tear fluid of the wearer’s eyes to determine if their blood sugar levels have fallen to fatal levels.

Samsung applied for its smart contacts patent in 2014, the same year Google received patents in the U.S. for its smart contacts.

Despite being granted the patent, no official announcement has been released that the company will release any consumer products using this technology in  the near future.


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Big Brother Attacks UFAA, TLD!

Photo courtesy of mhm.hud.ac.uk


By Michael Bielawski:

I always used to make fun of it.

“They are watching you, your every move you make! Those pesky men in black, better look over your shoulder and get a remote car starter!”

Well it’s not so funny anymore. They are indeed watching, and they got me good. To properly explain what happened, I should start from the beginning.

So over the years I’ve had a sort of mentor to my career. A journalist who not only helped open my eyes to the scope and depth of all the corruption and media manipulation, but someone who believed in me and drove me to become the journalist I am today.

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NORAD Santa tracker qustions answered

The Associated Press
POSTED:   12/23/2013 08:03:07 PM MST

NORAD Santa Tracker

Santa Claus was spotted near Kathmandu, Nepal, shortly after 10:00 a.m. Denver time, on NORAD’s Santa Tracker,December 24, 2013. Visit the Santa Tracker here. (NORAD Santa Tracker)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—For kids who can’t wait for Santa to arrive, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has a Christmas treat. Visions of sugar plums can be augmented by a check on the fabled fat man’s progress around the globe on Christmas Eve. Here are five things to know about the holiday tradition called NORAD Tracks Santa:


NORAD provides updates by phone, Facebook, Twitter and email. If you call 877-HI-NORAD, an operator will give you an update.

Online: http://www.noradsanta.org.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/noradsanta.
Twitter: (at)NoradSanta.
Email: noradtrackssanta(at)outlook.com.

Smartphone apps also are available at app stores.

NORAD’s Santa operations center opened at 6 a.m. EST on Dec. 24 and has received tens of thousands of calls from around the world. This year, Santa’s first stop after leaving the North Pole was Novoye Chaplino, Russia, NORAD said. The Canadian naval ship Regina reported seeing Santa on its radar near the Arabian Sea. Santa usually ends his trip in North America and South America. “Santa calls the shots,” NORAD says on its website. “We just track him!”


Last year, volunteers answered 114,000 phone calls from around the world. The website had 22.3 million unique visitors. NORAD Tracks Santa had 1.2 million followers on Facebook and 129,000 on Twitter.

Among the questions kids have had on their minds when they called in previous years:

— “Am I on the nice list or the naughty list?”

— “Can you put my brother on the naughty list?”

— “Are you an elf?”

— “How much to adopt one of Santa’s reindeer?”


In 1955, a local newspaper advertisement invited children to call Santa but mistakenly listed the hotline of NORAD’s predecessor. Rather than disappoint the kids, commanders told them they indeed knew where Santa was. NORAD, a U.S.-Canadian operation based at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., continues the tradition every Christmas Eve.


A children’s advocacy group complained that an animated video on the NORAD Tracks Santa website injected militarism into Christmas by showing fighter jets escorting Santa’s sleigh on a 39-second video promoting the event. NORAD says the fighter escort is nothing new. NORAD began depicting jets accompanying Santa and his reindeer in the 1960s.


Using the same satellites it uses to track missiles, NORAD says it is able to detect heat signatures from Rudolph’s nose.

Santa tracker

In this Dec. 24, 2012 photo, NORAD Deputy Commander Lt. General Alain Parent, center, of the Royal Canadian Air Force, takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs. Also fielding calls are U.S. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, left, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Chris Bendig. (Brennan Linsley, Associated Press)

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