They’re back. Smart glasses. Not the ones fromand that largely fizzled and faded from view many months and years ago. Now there’s a new pair of high-tech glasses that craves your attention: the awkwardly named Ray-Ban Stories from Facebook.
Priced at $299, the Facebook Ray-Bans can shoot photos and 30-second videos, play music and podcasts, and make calls, but don’t go looking for augmented reality. CNET’s Scott Stein got to wear them around, and he sharesin the real world. Queenie Wong, meanwhile, dives into some of the challenges the glasses face, that may give you pause.
Those stories are among the many in-depth features and thought-provoking commentaries that appeared on CNET this week. So here you go. These are the stories you don’t want to miss:
Facebook wades into a privacy minefield as it focuses more on wearables.
The Ray-Ban Stories are a fusion of Bose Frames and Snap Spectacles, with a big question mark for what comes after this first-gen attempt.
Wisconsin didn’t just reclaim a regional insult. They turned it into an icon.
On my first date with my now-husband, we saw Children of Men. Fifteen years later, the movie seems so different.
LightBox has put together real estate data and info on Wi-Fi access points to show where coverage gaps exist across the US.
TCL had vowed to introduce an affordable device in 2021. Now it won’t jump into the market for at least another year.
Porsche’s groundbreaking Mission R concept has only just escaped from beneath its sheet, but already, we can’t help thinking about the future.
Commentary: Shows like Loki and What If… ? get all the hype, but the latest incarnation of Superman is filled with heart.
In which my mom and I drive home to Washington for the first time in ages.