Consumer technology develops at an alarmingly – and sometimes frustratingly – rapid pace, with the latest smartphones often being outdated within six months of purchase. It’s been made clear that keeping up with technology is a necessity, if you want to be ahead of the curve.
This article goes through five highly anticipated gadgets that will be made available this year. Warning: you should probably start selling your stuff on www.musicmagpie.com if you’re thinking of investing in any of these!
Sony officially announced the new PlayStation in February, but details have been elusive thus far. We do know that it will boast an 8-core processor with 8GB of RAM, making it more akin to a gaming PC. To be specific, its processor is an 8-core x86-64 AMD Jaguar model. The GPU has a unified array of 18 compute units, which are capable of processing 1.84 teraflops.
The television revolution continues apace, with Samsung announcing the all-new OLED TV, 4K Ultra HD S9. It packs a 55-inch curved display, concave when viewed from front. This will ensure that you will enjoy the full IMAX experience in your lounge, whenever you put a film on.
The new iPhone
It hasn’t been officially announced yet, but given Apple’s track record of ridiculously fast development, tech experts anticipate a release announcement this summer or during the fall. Rumours have it that there will be an iPhone 5S with increased processing power, and then perhaps an iPhone 6 to follow, with a larger screen.
Google Glass is tipped to be the next big thing – a wearable, augmented-reality-based computer that the user wears on his/her head. Essentially, it’s a smartphone that looks like a pair of glasses. It’ll have a 5MP camera that shoots video at 720p, wireless internet, and access to all of Google’s apps, like Google Maps and Google+.
We couldn’t possibly write an article that included the PS4 but excluded the new Xbox! Microsoft loyalists eagerly await the all-new Xbox, which is rumoured to be far, far cheaper than the new PlayStation. Rumours have it will also have an 8-core processor, also with 8GB of RAM powering it.
There are only rumours circulating about the new Xbox. Some of them say that it will include a BluRay player; others say that Microsoft wants to move away from having games on CDs, so it won’t have a disc drive at all. For now, those of you interested are just going to have to play a waiting game.