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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.


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!


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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