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Snapchat Spectacles Are Ready

According to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, Snapchat spectacles are going to be available this fall. But don’t let the fancy name fool you: these are plain video recording sunglasses.

See something you like? A gentle tap on the frames will start the 10 seconds video recording, using a 115-degrees field of view.

The glasses cost $130 and will come in three different colors. Take a look at the video below to see them in action.

 

Jaybird Freedom Wireless Headphones

Apple’s AirPods may have lured some people, but most gadget reviewers – including myself – were disappointed by them. Let’s pretend that they wouldn’t be that easy to lose, and just concentrate on their sound quality – it’s terrible!

Fortunately, there are several headphones that work without wires and sound much better than Apple’s creation. Jaybird Freedom wireless headphones is a great example of headphones that sound fantastic and aren’t that easy to lose.

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In fact, Jaybird’s headphones are built for exercise. Apparently, there are the perfect devices for cyclists and even volleyball players, which are known to move their bodies quite a bit while they’re playing.

Just like Apple’s headphones, Jaybird’s headphones make use of a Bluetooth connection and provide about five hours of music time. But they look – and most of all, sound – so much better!

 

Microsoft and Raspberry Pi

Microsoft’s Internet of Things Grove Kit will help us develop cool gadgets (smart devices, robots, etc) using the Raspberry Pi 3 computer. The kit, which will soon be available at Digi-Key Electronics, will set you back quite a bit – it’s $155.

It may sound expensive, considering the fact that the third generation of the Raspberry board can be purchased for only $35, but wait until you see its content:

– 5-inch HDMI touch display with a resolution of 800×480 pixels (WVGA);

– RGB LED expansion board;

– weather sensor;

– light sensor;

– sound sensor;

– buzzer;

– actuators;

– connector cables;

– more!

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The highlight is definitely the 5-inch HDMI touch display. I can only imagine how many cool projects we can build, and then run their output on this monitor!

Of course, people who are interested in building robots will need a few more parts – servos, for example.

Microsoft wants to put Windows 10 on as many devices as possible, and it’s encouraging to know that its OS can run decently even on a Raspberry Pi computer.

 

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