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On the other side of this week’s fog, is a handheld gaming system, a stylish home camera, a 3D motion picture printer, and perhaps the cheapest smartphone.
As usual, these are not reviews – they are introductory notes on each element. The rating only tells how I wanted to test each with my own hands.
Across the spectrum
Sir Clive Sinclair helped promote video games with the ZX Spectrum as a permanent home entertainment option. After reviving the brand again a year ago, by introducing the Vega controller, which is connected to the TV, Sinclair and Retro Computer now launched a portable version, the Vega +.
The Vega + design is in line with other existing portable keyboards, with a directional panel on the left and a quadruple of the action buttons on the right. Three secondary action buttons are placed under it. The use of the keyboard is no different for playing, but the seven movement buttons can be a touch of the lack of complete flexibility of the QWERTY.
I’ve been playing the game for as long as I can remember. Spectrum was just ahead of my time – I was more affiliated with the Commodore 64 and Super Nintendo. Therefore, I am completely interested in having the opportunity to play hundreds of games without resorting to downloading pirated versions.
It can connect to a large screen gaming TV, and has 1000 pre-loaded licensed games, with up to two players connecting their favorite games with an SD card slot.
It is a handheld system. What would you do better on the beach this summer than playing 30 years of sports?
Rating: 5 out of 5 retro returns
Senses at home
Sense is a home surveillance camera that can handle the full charge of a connected device in your home. He can recognize many faces and perform custom actions for each person, and can alert you when he thinks there is a stranger in your house.
It is not as noticeable as most other home cameras, meaning hackers will not know how you view them. She has night vision so she can see what’s going on in the dark.
The senses look stylish, and they are smart about how to control your devices. You’ll not only adjust light, heat, TV and music playback, but also find out when to drop something, and send your robot vacuum cleaner to take care of the mess.
This includes voice recognition, so you may be asked to change your current playlist. Sense also includes an open source platform, so you want to create an app that performs a completely custom action, such as turning on lights, TVs, and radiators when it recognizes you within a certain time frame – e.g. For, when you are bringing home. When you just get up you can’t wish it.
We are getting closer to finding a way to standardize the protocols of all different operating systems and connected devices in the home. Sense appears as a powerful alternative to control our products with a device that provides ingenuity and power.
The 3D printer takes the idea of Mattel Thingmacher – which allows children to make their rubber toys in the oven – to a new level. Also called a “Thingmaker”, this printer allows young and old children to create their own action characters and other children’s toys.
Prospective designers can use an app to create the shape of their dreams with a ball and socket system that makes it easy to switch components in and out. The colors are also customizable, and Mattel plans to provide components related to its flagship brands such as Barbie and Hot Wheels.
The Thingmaker’s door remains closed during printing, and the printhead is pulled on completion to avoid burning.
I am excited about this, not only because I always wanted to create my own character. The adults of the future should help gain a strong understanding of design and technology, and open their minds to creative career paths they might not have thought of otherwise.
The Thingmaker appears to be the final shot of mainstream 3D printing. Many people need a better entry point into the fashion industry, and the powerful Thingmaker interface can provide an ease of use and a clear-purpose game making, as well as a fighting opportunity to succeed.