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North’s new smart-glasses technology includes biometric scans and encrypted eye-to-eye communication

Smart-glasses firm North is exploring biometric scans for user verification and an encrypted eye-to-eye messaging service ahead of the launch of a new version of its eyewear. 

The Kitchener, Ont.-based company stopped selling its first-generation Focals smart glasses last month and said it would launch a new version in 2020. North has revealed almost no information about what features the new glasses will include. However, The Logic has learned the firm has been working on over a dozen new features, including several it claims give it a leg up over competitors like Snap Spectacles and Google Glass.

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