- 04 Feb 20
Tech to get your teeth into over the year ahead.
If the last decade taught us anything, it’s that technology is ubiquitous. Between smart phones and smart televisions, Wi-Fi and AI, virtual assistants and virtual reality, tech is engrained into our 21st century DNA. The world isn’t quite Blade Runner, even though we’re living in the era the film was set in, but evolution is heading toward the age of robots regardless.
Homes are becoming connected universes, in which televisions, refrigerators, even vacuum cleaners, work together for the greater good. Virtual assistants – Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant – play music, dish up recipes, and kick us into shape in the morning.
Following an arrangement between Google, Amazon and Apple, smart products will be able to interact (possibly conspire) with one another. Meanwhile, 5G opens up new connections, delivering fast speeds and data downloads on an unprecedented scale.
2020 marks the next generation in videogame consoles: the first since the launch of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2013. PS5 will support 3D audio sound, Ultra HD-Bluray, super-fast processors, and 8K resolution.
Xbox Series X (Microsoft)
Microsoft is pitching their new black box as four times as powerful as the Xbox One X, with 8K res support. Other bells and whistles are on board. The console will be backwards compatible with all Xbox games and hardware, so you won’t have to bin your collection.
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