Imagine walking down the street and being able to take videos or photos hands-free. No need to use your phone. Facebook has teamed up with Ray-Ban to launch smart glasses that make it possible. The Ray-Ban Stories allow the wearer to take photos, record videos, answer calls and even play music or podcasts. These glasses, in addition to demonstrating Facebook's strong commitment to creating new experiences, put the focus, according to the company, on a fundamental issue for its acceptance: privacy.

The Ray-Ban Stories look, at first glance, like normal glasses. But, in addition to carrying two five-megapixel cameras on their sides, they have three microphones and speakers in their temples. The aim, according to Facebook, is for the user to be able to capture everything that is happening around them "from a unique first-person perspective". And without having to take their cell phone out of their pocket.

Facebook founder and CEO Marck Zuckerberg sees "Ray-Ban Stories as an important step toward a future where phones are no longer a central part of our lives." "You won't have to choose between interacting with your device and interacting with the world around you," he explained at the presentation of the glasses. These glasses are used to take photos or record up to 30 seconds of video. To do so, you would have to press a capture button, which is on one of the temples, or ask the Facebook assistant by voice.

The tech giant claims that the glasses can store 30 videos and up to 500 photos. All the material captured with them can then be downloaded in the Facebook View application. This app, available on both the Play Store and the App Store, allows you to edit the content and share it on other social networks such as Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp.

Ray-Ban Stories cost 299 dollars -about 250 euros-. At the moment they are available in three models and 20 colors in six countries: the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom. Marck Zuckerberg's company has indicated that the glasses will arrive in other places soon, but has not specified whether Spain will be among them.

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