Levi’s Bluetooth Jacket
Google’s Jacquard project reached Levi’s consumers two years ago. But its new version is much friendlier: built into the brand’s jackets, it adds a small touch-sensitive smartphone remote control to the sleeve. You will be able to purchase both the simple model ($ 198) and the shaggy lined ($ 248). The price difference from the offline option is still over $ 100.
They now use a smaller (and therefore easier to add to the wrist) Bluetooth module and a new method of making: Levi’s has given up weaving the touch-sensitive threads on the sleeve. Instead, the company makes a regular jacket and then inserts the item developed by the Jacquard project into the left wrist.
This made it possible to significantly reduce part cost (the previous model cost $ 350). Also, the first version needed to have a stiffer sleeve, as it was necessary to prevent random touches from triggering the system – this was solved with better algorithms.
How does it work?
Up to four different swipes and ringtones can be programmed to perform actions such as playing music, turning on noise-cancelling headphones, muting the device, inserting a markup on a map, or having the device’s virtual assistant read calendar appointments or details. from a requested Uber, among others.
Physically, the difference from the smart jacket to the ordinary one, besides the little flexible left wrist, is the fact that there is a single push button. This is necessary because, although the system works with touch materials, it relies on electronic components. According to Google and Levi’s, washing does not spoil the product.
The same Bluetooth module added to the jacket is still worn in the backpack that Yves Saint Laurent launched in early September. After inserting it into the appropriate slot on the sleeve, stop it with the phone. A small notification light can be useful when it is difficult to feel your sleeve vibration.
Two years ago, the outfit was intended for cyclists, who should not have to look at a screen while moving and could slide their fingers on their wrists for some actions. Now your audience seems to be more extensive.
Positive changes on the market. RAM is finally getting cheaper
RAM prices started to drop by 5-10 percent. both on the American and European markets.
Cowcotland reports that several Corsair and G.Skill module kits have already fallen by € 5-15 this month. In the US, prices for 16GB and 32GB RAM kits drop by an average of $ 10 to $ 30.
CowCotland reviewed price charts for several G.Skill and Corsair products, including the Trident Z and Vengeance lines. Some kits, such as the 2x8GB Trident Z and 2x4GB Aegis kits from G.Skill, were only cheaper by € 1-3. However, other kits, such as the G.Skill Trident Z 2x8GB 3000MHz, Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200MHz, or the G.Skill Trident Z 2x8GB 4000MHz show larger drops of 15-20 euros.
According to PCPartPicker, in the US, the same price cuts also apply to 32GB and 16GB kits. Especially the Corsair 2×8 GB LPX and RGB Pro 3200 MHz CL16 kits fell by almost $ 10-20 in August.
In general, more common memory kits suffer from greater price reductions, and rarer high-clocked kits with low latency have higher downgrade tolerance. The same applies to four-channel sets.
We recently wrote that contract prices in the RAM market should drop by a maximum of 5%. This is because manufacturers have to cut prices to get rid of excess inventory. The contract market situation translates into consumer prices with some delay.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict how long the price cuts will last. The last three quarters have seen steadily rising RAM prices, so reversing this trend is a major respite for consumers.
China Launches World’s First Glass Cable Car, Gives Passengers Beautiful Views
China has debuted its first glass-bottomed sky train, which will allow passengers to see 270-degree views of the country’s beautiful landscape.
According to a report on CNN, adapted on Wednesday (7/7/2021), the glass-bottomed sky train, which resembles the country’s most popular animal – Panda, was launched from the production line from Chengdu, Sichuan Province on June 26.
The train runs on renewable energy and can travel at a speed of 80 km/h. The train is part of the Dayi Air-rail project, which includes China’s first renewable energy suspension rail demonstration track.
According to Global News, reported on Wednesday (7/7/2021), the new energy aerial rail refers to a cable car driven by a lithium battery power pack.
Maximum 120 people can fit in each car. Given the fact that glass can reflect heat, the train is air-conditioned to balance it. It is made of lightweight carbon fiber material. Unlike the subway or light rail, the air-rail project combines tourist traffic and sightseeing features.
The Dayi Railway, with a distance of about 11.5 kilometers, has four stations connecting several important tourist points. The project is being developed by Zhongtang Air Rail Technology. They are targeting construction to be completed by the end of this year.
“The new generation of vehicles weighs about 2.5 tons, is 0.5 tons lighter than traditional ones, and has the lowest self-weight coefficient in the industry,” Zhong Min, deputy general director of Zhongtang Air Rail.
This YouTuber Builds a Mini PC That Can Run the macOS Big Sur Operating System
Running the macOS operating system on PC devices has become a common thing, but what happens if the operating system is run on a mini PC with not too high specifications? Of course, that’s a pretty interesting thing.
Recently a YouTuber named Ike T. Sanglay or Iketsj has uploaded a video where he tries to assemble a PC device that will later run Apple’s macOS.
Initially, Iketsj used the LattePanda Alpha SBC board which was then equipped with an Intel Core M3, 8GB RAM, 240GB SSD, and was also connected to an Arduio Leonardo.
The process of making the casing is also shown where Iketsj made it using a 3D printer. The results of the case can be said to be quite good where he can include all components such as the board, screen, and keyboard in a size that is not too large.
Although the process of installing macOS Big Sur (Hackintosh) on the device is not shown, at least Iketsj shows how the macOS can be used smoothly.
In the video, Iketsj says that it costs more to assemble the device than buying a Mac Mini from Apple. But Iketsj wants to do something challenging and doesn’t want to buy a ready-made device.
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