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Technology Obsoletely flawless: From smart glasses to 3D TVs, the tech products from the start of the decade that haven't stood the test of time

17:50  14 november  2019
17:50  14 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Facebook is reportedly teaming up with Ray-Ban maker on its smart AR glasses

Facebook is reportedly teaming up with Ray-Ban maker on its smart AR glasses It could bring them to market as early as 2023

Active-shutter glasses are actually small LCD screens that alternately dim the left and right "lenses" They rely on an infrared signal emitter in the TV that tells each pair of glasses when they should dim Our Test Results. We watched two test scenes--the opening segment of Resident Evil: Afterlife and The kids might not notice during their ninth time watching Ice Age 3, but 3 D tech already has an

Though 3 D TV technology was assumed to be a dream of the past, researchers think they can revive the technology To build a Home 3 D prototype, Kellnhofer and his team started with a 40-inch LCD display and added a In fact, consumers have already seen similar technologies in shipping products .

According to a new report published by Wine & Spirits Daily, the fastest-growing liquor brand in America is -- yet again -- Texas-made Tito’s vodka. Launched by Bert “Tito” Beveridge (yes, that’s his real name) in 1997 and financed with $90,000 he borrowed from some 19 credit cards, the brand got its big break in 2001 when it place first against 72 other vodkas in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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Wine & Spirits Daily quotes Danny Brager, vice-president of the global market research firm the Nielsen Corporation, as calling Tito’s a "monster in size." The publication also notes that Tito’s is by far the leading off-premise spirits brand, growing more than 20% year over year and outdistancing the second-place brand, Crown Royal Canadian whisky, by 36%.

North's smart glasses are now available across the US

North's smart glasses are now available across the US One of the greatest obstacles to buying North's smart glasses has simply been to find them. They've only been available at the company's Brooklyn and Toronto flagship stores as well as its pop-ups, which isn't much help to, well, most people. You might have a much easier time shopping from now on. North has released a Focals Showroom app that makes the eyewear available to people across the US and Canada. The app takes you through a depth scanning-based sizing experience that previously required an in-person visit. If you're happy with the design and make a purchase, you'll get your glasses (plus instructions for final tweaks) in several weeks.

Wearable tech has failed spectacularly in the past, from Google Glass to 3 D TV . But companies have tried persuading people to wear special glasses to watch video before. Do you really want to have to put on glasses any time you want to watch a movie?

Check product reviews or handle the glasses to assess whether they seem sturdy or fragile. These glasses can cost over 0, so replacing them is expensive. TechHive helps you find your tech sweet spot. We steer you to products you'll love and show you how to get the most out of them.

According to Forbes, about 88 million bottles were sold last year, up from a mere 63 million in 2017 -- and Tito’s founder and owner Bert Beveridge has a net worth of $4.1 billion. (Unfortunately, this isn’t enough to let him represent Texas in a roster of the richest person in every state.)

The spirits category in general is growing, showing a 5.6% increase in sales over the 52 weeks preceding October 5, according to Wine & Spirits Daily. And while vodka and Canadian whisky lead the pack, tequila and bourbon both make strong showings.

After Tito’s and Crown Royal, the fastest growing brands are, in descending order: Fireball cinnamon-flavored whisky; Don Julio tequila; Kentucky’s Jim Beam bourbon; Dutch-made Ketel One vodka; Casamigos tequila (the brand co-founded by actor George Clooney that sold to spirits giant Diageo two years ago for a price that could reach $1 billion); the venerable cognac Hennessy; another Kentucky bourbon, Maker’s Mark; Lady Gaga’s and Rihanna’s favorite Irish whiskey, Jameson; Scotland’s classic Johnnie Walker whisky; still another bourbon from Kentucky, Woodford Reserve; and a third tequila, Patrón.

These brands may all be successful, but they don’t come near Moutai -- a brand of the high-proof Chinese liquor called baijiu -- which is the only spirits entry on the list of the 50 most valuable brands in the world.

Google launches last ever update for the Explorer Edition of their smart glasses .
Google is reportedly ending support for the Explorer Edition of Glass, one of the first versions of the company's smart spectacles. Back in 2012, Google launched Project Glass with the Explorer Edition of their intelligent glasses, a pair of tech-equipped specs that caused a stir with the public at launch who feared that they could be potentially recorded without their knowledge or approval. Nevertheless, the glasses lived on to see 2019 thanks to the limited number of users who got their own pair before the project was pulled and refocused towards enterprise applications, as reported by Android Police.

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