WyzeCam Gets Sequel

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The low-cost WyzeCam streaming security camera gets a sequel-- the WyzeCam v2, an update promising improved video and audio quality, from the same low price point.

WyzeCamThe WyzeCam v2 carries a 1080p camera identical to that in the previous version, but an improved CMOS sensor should produce crisper images, especially in night vision mode. In addition the amplifier is more powerful, and the audio chip better resists interference.

Another feature getting improvements is the AI, allowing the camera to highlight moving people and objects, making scrubbing through recorded footage in order to find what triggered the motion alert easier.

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Spotify, Smart Speaker Maker?

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The Guardian reports one of the biggest music streaming providers is going to enter hardware-- Spotify is currently looking for employees to make "category defining" hardware products.

Spotify SpeakerThe job adverts state Spotify plans to create a hardware category "akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo and Snap Spectacles." One position at the streaming provider posted back in April 2017 is for a senior product manager able to “define the product requirements for internet connected hardware [and] the software that powers it," while other, more recent, adverts have the company looking for an “operations manager,” “senior project manager: hardware production,” and “project manager: hardware production and engineering.”

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A Headphone Jack-Connected SonarPen Stylus

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Hong Kong-based startup Greenbulb takes to Kickstarter to launch a lower-cost alternative to the Apple Pencil-- the SonarPen, an iPad stylus users connect to the tablet via 3.5mm headphone jack.

SonarPenCompatible with any iPad released after 2011, the SonarPen uses an interesting means to transmit pressure data to the iPad. It essentially turns pressure information into sound waves, which in turn are carried by the audio cable. The iPad then interprets the audio signals back into digital information.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Powers VR Headset

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Ahead of Mobile World Conference (MWC) 2018 Qualcomm announces plans a reference design for a VR headset-- one based on the Snapdragon 845 mobile device processor able to deliver "one-of-a-kind experiences."

Qualcomm VR"We continue to deliver new advancements in technologies for our customers to utilize as they aim to capitalise on the growing standalone and smartphone VR industry," the company says. "With the Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform, we're supporting the next wave of smartphone and standalone VR headsets for our customers and developers to create the immersive applications and experiences of the future."

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Intel Takes on Smart Glasses

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Intel confirms rumours from the likes of Bloomberg with the announcement it is, in fact, working on smart glasses able to provide users with simple notifications by literally beaming images in their eyeballs with a laser.

Intel VauntDeveloped by the Intel New Devices Group (NDG) and first revealed by The Verge, the glasses are dubbed Vaunt and look like regular glasses. They lack cameras, speakers, microphones, display or any computing hardware as such. In terms of technology, the frames carry an electronics suite inside the right stem powering a low-powered laser (a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser, to be specific).

The laser able to beam a red image on a holographic reflector on the right lens, which in turn is reflect right on the retina. The actual image is small (around 400 x 150 resolution) and consists of simple text, such as a notification pushed from a smartphone. The Verge says the image appears on the lower right side of the visual field, and disappears whenever one is not looking in that direction. According to Intel such an effect is intentional, since it did not want notifications to appear directly in the line of sight.

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