Diverse Technologies for Personal Development at CES 2020

Products that promote wellness, purify the air around us, and more

Dazzling, pixel-rich screens and promising immersive entertainment options garner the longest lines at CES, but devices meant to help us improve various aspects of our lives—whatever our priorities may be—dot the floor, too. They aren’t always the most glamorous products, but oftentimes they’re the ones with the most potential. Exhibitors have sought to uncork the vast capabilities of technology and asked questions whose answers may …

Panasonic’s Slimmer, Ultra-High Resolution Virtual Reality Glasses

Slimmer frames that provide a rich visual experience without discomfort

Dissimilar to most VR glasses available now (which are oftentimes bulky, cumbersome and not very stylish), the contemporary design of Panasonic’s new HDR(1)-capable eyeglasses helps position the company as a new industry leader. With potential use cases in entertainment and sports, work, healthcare, advertising and even architecture, the innovation of new VR accessories is inevitable and welcome—and though plenty have evolved from their initial concept …

Augmenting Reality with Snap’s Spectacles 3

Snapchat's dual-camera, first-person companion eyewear gets an upgrade

With two stereoscopic lenses that are capable of capturing 3D photos and video clips, Snap‘s newest eyewear release, Spectacles 3, takes a substantial step toward the future of augmented reality. Snap Lab (Snap’s hardware division and the parent of Spectacles) hasn’t produced a toy here. While fun—and certainly beneficial to content-makers, videographers and anyone interested in filming in the first person—this most recent iteration declares …