HOT TECHNOLOGY GADGETS OF 2013
- Product highlights: 1) Thin layers of plastic and other materials are places on top of each other to create a 3D object based on a computer generated image; 2) Provides an alternative for inexpensive and quick production
of items; 3) Items such as clothes, drugs, food and jewelry are being printed with this technology; 4) Mobile phones are expected to be printable in the next 10 years; 5) Prosthetic body parts are being created using this
- Product highlights: 1) Glasses will revolutionize how we interact through sight; 2) Hands-free technological experience; 3) Controlled by voice commands; 4) Take pictures and record video; 5) Send messages, find
directions and translate your speech; 6) Becomes like a hands-free smartphone.
- Product highlights: 1) Will be unveiled for the first time on May 21st in Redmond, WA; 2) Its codename is "Durango"; 3) It is rumored that the console will include: Blue-ray support, ability to record from live TV, and 3D
gaming; 4) Renewed Kinect device that will supposedly work with augmented reality glasses; 5) Rumored to be powered by 8Gb RAM and a quad-core processor increasing its power from earlier versions.
- Product highlights: 1) Powerful new thermostat; 2) Designed by two former Apple Apple employees who were involved in the creation of the iPod and iPhone; 3) Learns your habits every time you adjust it and
automatically heats your house to suit; 4) Heating can be controlled when you are not home via the mobile app; 5) Claims to be able to can cut your fuel bills in half.
- Product highlights: 1) A heart-rate monitor that you can wear all the time; 2) Provides an accurate heart-rate reading; 3) Includes a galvanic skin response sensor which monitors sweat levels; 4) Harbors an accelerometer
so you can see how changes in your heart rate correlate with your exercise habits; 5) Gives you a more accurate picture of your health than any other consumer gadget to date.
Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon
- Product highlights: 1) Features a huge 27-inch monitor that lays flat; 2) Becomes an interactive table; 3) HD screen, i7 processor, and a 2-hour battery; 4) Specialized multi-user UI called Aura with games and
activities oriented towards multiple users; 5) Will go on sale summer 2013 for around $1600.
Samsung Smart TV Platform
- Product highlights: 1) Major update to its smart TV platform; 2) Quad-core processor; 3) Facial recognition that customizes content to the individual viewer; 4) Improved natural language and gesture controls; 5) Uses
predictive analysis to monitor viewing habits and suggest relevant content.
- Product highlights: 1) Billed as "the first watch for the 21st century"; 2) Has different faces that you can download and customize; 3) Connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting you with
a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages; 4) Downloaded apps can turn the watch into a stopwatch, GPS, mp3 player and computer, to use while you're on the go; 5) Initially funded through
Kickstarter; 6) You can pre-order one for $150 online for when more become available.
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