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Your friends can record your exploits on the slopes, but the makers of the Liquid Image OPS goggles will soon make it possible to capture your feats of derring-do on the double-diamond run from your own point of view. The goggles will not only shield your eyes from the sun’s glare reflecting off the snow, they also record what you see in full HD-quality video or as still images. A memory card slot accepts mini Secure Digital High Capacity cards up to 32 gigabytes; the rechargeable battery is good for one to two hours of video recording.
Willie Jones is an associate editor at IEEE Spectrum. In addition to editing and planning daily coverage, he manages several of Spectrum's newsletters and contributes regularly to the monthly Big Picture section that appears in the print edition.