Zeal Optics the Confidant BT (http://rbi.ims.ca/4930-511). In addition to UV-activated photochromatic lenses that get darker in bright sun, these protective sunglasses have a Bluetooth interface. Working with Kyocera Wireless Corp., Zeal Optics integrated a removable, replaceable and upgradeable Bluetooth component into the Confidant BT sunglasses. The Bluetooth transceiver can synchronize with a Bluetooth cell phone or with other Bluetooth devices up to 30 ft away. The unit has four to five hours of battery talk and listen time with 36 hours of standby time. The frames contain buttons for controlling volume, answering/ending calls, and controlling music, as well as the earphone speakers. For more information on Kyocera Wireless technology, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4930-512.
Microchip recently released the 3D TouchPad, the first USB PC Peripheral device that couples 2D multi-touch input with 3D air gesture technology. The company seeks the help of developers to further enhance the capabilities of the technology.
To give engineers a better idea of the range of resins and polymers available as alternatives to other materials, this Technology Roundup presents several articles on engineering plastics that can do the job.
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
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