The next Big Tech battleground is your ears #WearableWednesday #MakerBusiness #Wireless
The big tech companies are clamoring to make “the best” wireless headphones (or buds). These new buds play nicest with phones or devices from the same manufacturer. Because of this the headphones could enforce new brand loyalty. Insights from the Verge:
This fall, however, things are heating up across the major consumer tech companies. Amazon and Microsoft are releasing their own wireless buds with features that are unique to their respective strengths: always-listening microphones for the Alexa voice assistant and integration with Microsoft’s Office productivity software. Amazon’s Echo Buds also promise active noise reduction, which is something we’re starting to see more wireless earbuds offer; Apple is expected to add it with its next-generation AirPods at some point in the near future.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.