In the future, will anything go unrecorded?

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  • From Verge Magazine, 1-5-2018

    These sunglasses record video like Spectacles but can post straight to Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram


    Remember Spectacles, Snapchat’s video-recording sunglasses that debuted to great fanfare only for the company to lose $40 million after sales cratered? Well, another company is taking a chance on the concept with a pair of smart sunglasses called ACE Eyewear. While Spectacles could only post directly to Snapchat, wearers can use ACE Eyewear to live stream video and post clips and stills to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube via a smartphone app.

    Made by Acton (a company known for its electric skateboards), the sunglasses can take 8-megapixel photos and capture HD video. The camera view is a wide 120-degrees, and you take photos or start recording video by clicking the shutter button on the top left-hand side of the frame.

    The battery gets you 1.5 hours of continuous recording, or 80 hours on standby. And if you’re a regular at the beach or music festivals and want to record all your antics, the sunglasses are dust and waterproof and come with 4GB of memory. One major point of difference from Spectacles is that the ACE Eyewear records in a more standard rectangular format than Spectacles’ idiosyncratic round videos. They can also shoot continuously for 40 minutes which is arguably more convenient than Spectacles’ limiting 30 second videos.

    The ACE Eyewear sunglasses are available for preorder now for $99.00 (a 50 percent discount from the regular price of $199) and early bird shipping is expected to begin in April.

  • Last summer I was in Portugal on a small touristic train crossing the lagoon. The carriages were open, we were sitting on wooden benches. In the carriage next to mine was sit a young family of three, taking a selfie, the mother waving her arm to frame the three faces AND the lagoon. I offered to take a picture for them, but I was sharply replied 'no'. Apparently, a selfie is no longer a resort to have a picture when nobody can take you one. Selfie IS a thing. I felt so old... :|

  • Have you been in an art museum lately, trying to see the paintings through a forest of selfie sticks?

    One of the advantages of living in a crime-ridden country is that people do not go out and about hovering phones over their head. Thanks for making me notice that!

    I have never seen people taking selfies at museums, but I have seen people taking pictures of other people at museum -- another behavior I do not understand. What could you possibly add to a Gauguin's?!

  • One of the advantages of living in a crime-ridden country is that people do not go out and about hovering phones over their head. Thanks for making me notice that!

    I have never seen people taking selfies at museums, but I have seen people taking pictures of other people at museum -- another behavior I do not understand. What could you possibly add to a Gauguin's?!

    Try the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes on a Saturday afternoon, and check out the teenagers posing for selfies in front of Rodin's 'The Kiss.' It is well worth the price of admission. Oh yes - forgot.