Allison interviews Bryan Wolynski from OrCam about their new MyEye 2.0 artificial vision device for those who are blind or visually impaired. MyEye 2.0 is comprised of a 13 Mpixel camera that takes a photograph and speaks back to the wearer a description of the image contents, whether it be text, facial recognition or product recognition. The device also recognizes simple hand gestures, reads colors, identifies money notes, and tells the date and time with a turn of the wrist. The MyEye 2.0 device, about the size of a finger, magnetically attaches to the stem of your glasses. In addition to the camera, the device includes a processor and speaker which transmits the audio to the wearer’s ear. MyEye 2.0 is ideal for use at work or at school, at home or on the go. The setting is CSUN Assistive Technologies Conference in San Diego, CA. Learn more at https://orcam.com/en/myeye2/
Greetings fellow Castaways, Denise Crown here with a review of Snapchat Spectacles. In a nutshell, Spectacles are sunglasses with a built-in camera.
We do not violate the Podfeet Terms of Service, so, regulations require we start with the problem to be solved. Say you’re out walking the dog, hanging out with friends, at a festival or amusement park, or doing some other fun outdoor activity, you can capture some of that without carrying your phone or bolting a go-pro to your head. Before you dismiss this as something only for the millennials, these things are FUN. I tried them outdoors, while driving, and even in my office and they worked well as both sunglasses and a video camera. I plan to take them to an upcoming trade show. Continue reading “Snapchat Spectacles by Denise”
Allison interviews Darren Lancaster from ThinOPTICS about their new compact reading glasses. ThinOPTICS glasses are small enough to fit in your wallet, purse, pocket or even stick to your phone. Their unique design does not require the typical temples that most glasses have but instead fit snuggly on the bridge of your nose. They are made with super-elastic frames and bulletproof-strong polycarbonate lenses. ThinOPTICS reading glasses are guaranteed for life and are available now for only $19.95 a pair. The setting is the Pepcom Digital Experience show floor.
This week’s show is going to be a little bit different. We’ve got three cool gadget interviews, a Dumb Question asked and answered by Mark Pouley of Twin Lakes Images which is pretty standard fun, but then we’re going to switch gears to Security Bits where Bart and I will spend some quality time going over the FBI/Apple iPhone issue in detail. We both thought it was too important to do a quick bit on it. Bart will explain what we know as facts, then what the security experts think about it and finally Bart will explain his view of the situation. I think it’s a great discussion. As always Bart includes links to all of the articles he quotes.
Allison interviews Ernesto Villalpando from Solos about their new smart eyewear for cycling. Solos are designed for elite cyclists, trainers and coaches to maximize real-time data without compromising the human mechanics of riding. Solos combines the power of mobile devices and state-of-the-art lightweight smart glasses so that riders can tap their full potential. Solos will be available by June, 2016. The setting is the CES Pepcom Digital Experience show floor in the Mirage hotel.