Yes, the Iron Man suit. That’s what I imagine Augmented Reality to be.
The days of augmented reality headsets like the Hololens are still far off. However, we carry high resolution screens and powerful cameras in our smartphones. Using phones as a means to augment reality will make this technology available to the masses.
Tesla has already set a high standard for electric cars, but companies like Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi are all working on their offerings. At Shanghai Auto Show this year, Audi announced the e-tron Sportback concept - an all-electric car with a futuristic look that will go into production in 2019.
After a long wait, we finally have the first official look at the Samsung Galaxy S8. First impressions: looks amazing and can't wait to try it out.
- Two sizes: a 5.8" Galaxy S8 and a 6.2" Galaxy S8 Plus
- No physical home button, but a pressure sensitive virtual home button
- Comes in 5 colours
- New 10nm processor (Snapdragon 835 or Exynos), 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage (expandable using microSD)
- Camera: f/1.7 12 MP rear, f/1.7 8 MP front
- Face recognition, iris scanning and fingerprint sensor
- AKG headphones in the box
- USB-C, Headphone jack (yay!)
- Bixby: new way to interact with Galaxy S8 though voice, camera etc. Contextually aware assistant.
- Samsung Dex: hook up S8 to monitor, keyboard and mouse and use as a full computer
- New Gear VR with Bluetooth motion controller
- New Gear 360 camera
No pricing information available yet, but The Verge reports it to be around $720 for the base model.
NextEV, a Chinese startup, first debut the NIO brand last year when they announced the most powerful electric supercar, the EV9. Now, the SXSW 2107 in Austin, Texas, the company unveiled its Eve concept. Eve should debut in 2020 as a luxury vehicle in the US market.
Right away, you notice the futuristic looks of this car, but it isn’t anything surprisingly new. Faraday Future’s FF91, BMW’s i8 and (another Silicon Valley startup) Lucid’s Air carry a similar design. Eve is designed to maximize comfort; it is aimed at the commuters of 2020 who want complete autonomy of their car while being able to relax or work on the road.
After their teaser trailer from October last year, Nintendo has finally come on stage to announce all the specifics about the device. First of all, the console will retail for $299.99 in the US, alongside its release in Canada, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and other countries on March 3, 2017.
The Switch is Nintendo’s bet in an area of gaming technology that never really caught along. A console which works great connected to a TV and be used as a personal portable gaming device usually results in significant compromises in design or processing capabilities. With the Switch, however, Nintendo is promising a smooth transition between physical gaming environments (hence the name “Switch”), all while playing fairly graphically intensive games.
There are three modes/styles of using the Switch: