Snapchat Spectacles are sunglasses that have a camera and connect to your phone so you can send snaps from your point of view. You just press the button on the frame, and it will take 10 seconds of video. An LED ring then appears on the front of the frame to show others you're recording. When other people view your snaps taken with Spectacles, they can see it either in the portrait or landscape orientation. Since it records a circular video, it will appear right side up no matter how you rotate your phone.
The DiskStation DS1515+ from Synology is a 5-bay NAS server. It features a 2.4GHz quad-core processor and hardware encryption engine, delivering speeds of 450.77 MB/s reading and 396.5 MB/s writing. It has 2GB of DDR3 RAM expandable to 6GB.
The dedicated hardware encryption engine makes the DS1515+ great for keeping your data secure, as files and folders are encrypted on the fly without any perceived performance loss.
Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Just say "OK Google" or "Hey Google" to ask it questions or tell it to do things. You can have it play music, podcasts, or radio from Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, and TuneIn. You can also ask it general knowledge questions and get weather, traffic, finance, sports, local business information, and more. It can also set alarms and timers.
Apple's newest MacBook Pro has a new display hinge, keyboard, bigger trackpad, and an OLED Touch Bar that replaces the function keys. This Touch Bar changes automatically based on what you're doing to show more relevant controls. For instance, it can provide shortcuts in pro apps like Final Cut or Adobe Photoshop, give text formatting controls in Microsoft Word, display an emoji picker, and more. It also includes Touch ID, enabling instant access to logins and secure online purchases with Apple Pay.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera builds on the legacy of the 5D series with refinements in image quality, performance, and versatility. It has an all-new 30.4 Megapixel full-frame sensor, and can capture highly detailed 4K video. Focus accuracy has been improved with a 61-point AF system and Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus.
The Canon 5D Mark IV features an ISO range of 100-32000, and it's expandable to 50-102400. This makes it great for low-light photography. Its sensor has an improved signal to noise ratio plus an improved noise-processing algorithm.
The Surface Studio is the very first PC made by Microsoft. The 28" PixelSense touch screen display has a zero gravity hinge so it can be used upright or tilted down to be used like a drafting table. It has a resolution of 4500 x 3000, and 192ppi.
Microsoft also introduced a new accessory called the "Surface Dial" to be used on the display. Placing the Dial on the screen gives you tools like a color picker or a ruler.
The Pixel and Pixel XL are flagship quality smartphones made by Google. This means they’ll be among the first Android phones to get OS updates because it’s directly from Google. They feature a unique new two-toned design made of both glass and aluminum on the back. The regular Pixel has a 5 inch FHD AMOLED screen at 441ppi, while the larger Pixel XL has a 5.5 inch QHD AMOLED screen at 534ppi.
According to a leak over the weekend, we may see a premium Chromebook Pro from Samsung very soon. It reportedly will feature a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, it will have a 360-degree hinge, and come with a stylus that Samsung simply calls the "Pen." It's made of aluminum, is just 13.9mm thin, and has a slot to store the pen as well.
The Chromebook Pro has a 2GHz hexa-core processor, 32GB of onboard storage, and 4GB of RAM. Samsung has claimed the battery can last up to 10 hours on a full charge. It has two USB Type-C ports, a headphone jack, and an SD card slot.
Sony's PlayStation VR headset goes on sale this week, which adds virtual reality to the PlayStation 4 console. This makes it the easiest and most affordable way to get into virtual reality for those who already have a PlayStation 4. Other than the console itself, you'll just need the camera, Move controllers, and VR headset to play games in virtual reality.
Virtual Reality capable games include Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-wing VR Mission, Batman Arkham VR, Farpoint, RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, and more.
Amazon recently released its second generation Echo Dot. This is a smaller version of the Echo, allowing for external speakers to be connected. It's a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Amazon's Alexa assistant to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, set alarms, answer questions, and much more.
Amazon's Echo Dot can connect to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or the 3.5mm headphone jack. It can then play music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and can play audiobooks.