The Next Web: You can now buy Snapchat Spectacles on Amazon

The Next Web: You can now buy Snapchat Spectacles on Amazon. “Spetacles were originally only available at special yellow kiosks, but they’ve since been sold on Snap’s website. Yet even after all these months, Snapchat gives an estimated delivery date of 5-10 days, so Amazon is probably your best bet if you want the glasses in just a day or two.”

Wired: Google Glass 2.0 Is A Startling Second Act

Wired: Google Glass 2.0 Is A Startling Second Act. “Don’t call Heather Erickson a glasshole. Yes, that’s Google Glass on her frames. But she’s not using it to check her Facebook, dictate messages, or capture a no-hands video while riding a roller coaster. Erickson is a 30-year-old factory worker in rural Jackson, Minnesota. For her, Glass is not a hip way to hang apps in front of her eyeballs, but a tool—as much a tool as her power wrenches. It walks her through her shifts at Station 50 on the factory floor, where she builds motors for tractors.” Should have focused on industry applications to start with…

Newswise: Study Finds Hackers Could Use Brainwaves to Steal Passwords

We’re out past the bleeding edge on this one, but I thought it was interesting. From NewsWise: Study Finds Hackers Could Use Brainwaves to Steal Passwords. “Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggest that brainwave-sensing headsets, also known as EEG or electroencephalograph headsets, need better security after a study reveals hackers could guess a user’s passwords by monitoring their brainwaves.”

Engadget: Custom Spectacles takes snaps under the sea

Engadget: Custom Spectacles takes snaps under the sea. “Spectacles have made sharing marginally exciting videos on land via Snapchat easier. It also helps that you no longer need to hunt down a vending machine to snag a pair in the US. But a partnership between the social network and Royal Caribbean cruise lines will make it easy to capture footage under the sea.”

Ars Technica: Google Glass is apparently back from the dead, starts getting software updates

Ars Technica: Google Glass is apparently back from the dead, starts getting software updates. “Remember Google Glass—Google’s ultra-dorky, poorly supported, $1,500 face computer? Conventional wisdom said that the product was dead: it’s not sold anymore, the website was more or less shut down in 2015, its Twitter and Facebook were deleted, and the OS stopped receiving updates. But someone at Google apparently still cares about this clunky little headset, and this week the device got both a firmware update and a companion app update.”

TechCrunch: Alphabet’s Verily offers a more serious take on health monitoring wearables with the Study Watch

TechCrunch: Alphabet’s Verily offers a more serious take on health monitoring wearables with the Study Watch. “Designed with long-term medical research in mind, the Study Watch has a vastly different set of hardware requirements than your standard smartwatch. The device was designed by Verily, the ‘V’ in Google’s Alphabet, which is devoted to serious medical studies like MS observation and contact lenses capable of monitoring wearers’ glucose level.”