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.
The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is a beautiful device, and I absolutely love using it every day for school and work. When it was first announced, it was surrounded with controversy. Most notably, users complained about the lack of ports - no full-sized USB or HDMI ports. Even using an SD card required a dongle. And while I found all of this to be inconvenient, I realized how less I use USB or HDMI in the first place. Nonetheless, I needed a dongle that was better than the ones Apple sold and had plenty more ports.
Around the same time, Sanho Corp. announced the HyperDrive, a simple solution to the dongle problem. The HyperDrive would connect directly into the MacBook Pro’s two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports and extend it to two full-sized USB ports, a HDMI port, a SD card slot and a microSD card slot, and one USB-C and one Thunderbolt 3 ports. It would match the colour of the MacBook Pro and fit the same thin profile of the laptop.
At Microsoft’s education event, the company released a new addition to their Surface lineup. The new device has a straightforward name: it is called the Surface Laptop. And it runs a toned down version of world’s most popular operating system, called Windows 10 S. Microsoft wants to sell the Surface Laptop to university students, who require speed and reliability at all times.
The age of traditional TV is dying quickly as millennials are choosing to watch programs online instead. It’s obvious: paying separately for TV to watch shows that you can anyway catch online is redundant. As big cable TV providers suffer, YouTube made its own cable TV replacement. But is it worth it?