2017’s Best Tech That Will Change Your WorldHilary Walke
Out with the old, in with the new. We’re looking forward to groundbreaking trends, tech, gadgets, and toys that we can’t wait to try in 2017. From smartphones to VR headsets to smart watches, the list goes on. Based on 2016 trends and rumors we’ve heard, here’s a roundup of what’s hitting the market this year.
Apple iPhone 8: Wrap-Around OLED Display
There has been talk of the company swapping its liquid-crystal LCD display for an OLED (organic light-emitting diodes) one which is thinner, lighter, and will wrap around the phone’s edges so it will react when you touch any of its sides.
HTC Wireless Vive 2 VR Headset
This year, rumor has it that HTC is cutting the cord—it will create a more user friendly experience for its new Vive VR Headset. With a strong following from its 2016 shift from smartphones to VR, HTC will offer a wireless VR Headset for a more integrated solution in the Vive 2.
The IoT connects all of your devices together, seamlessly, to make it easier for you to control and connect. While IoT hasn’t been perfected yet, expect a 2017 refocus when it comes to smart homes. High tech device manufacturers, with the help of Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, will connect devices using interoperability—a connection between themselves—instead of a centralized hub, which, as time has told, is no longer necessary. This will allow you to connect your devices in any way you want.
Pokémon Go. Ring a bell? With over 100 million downloads in 2016, Pokémon Go proved the enormous appetite that exists for sophisticated and well-designed augmented reality games, and 2017 will show more of it. Ever wondered what you’re looking at and just can’t put your finger on it? Search Engines are expanding image search so you can point your smartphone camera at something and based on what the lens sees, search for that thing. Say goodbye to the concept of searching for something in a store—and say hello to navigation within apps to physically direct you to exactly what you’re looking for.
It’s the updated version of Google’s Android operating system, and it’s the system that many smart watches in 2017 will run on thanks to its independent nature (it does not rely on a tethered connection to smartphones). Takeaway: iPhone users could use Android watches.
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