The world of tech is always evolving, and each new year comes with all sorts of innovations and breakthroughs from some of the coolest and most prestigious companies in the world. This year is no different, and more information is starting to come out about some of the coolest gadgets releasing in 2018. All of this cool new technology is set to be released to consumers sometime this year, and the general excitement is already making waves online.
We know that it’s a little strange to have car accessories on Competitive Cyclist, but the Handpresso Auto espresso maker presents a unique case. We’ve always associated coffee, and especially espresso, with cycling, and this is a way to use that association to introduce a little cycling culture into your commute.
The 6DoF Blaster is an AR-ready laser tag gun. Merge has given it six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) tracking, which phone-connected rival headsets have a hard time with. You can walk around with it, duck and aim quickly. Fun, and surely a sign that there are more AR toys to come.
Terra Magic AXIS 4” globes feature four distinctive color styles with a new, artistic base. Designed to illustrate many magical aspects of our world, Fascinations products will cause you to react with amazement and ask “What makes that work?” or “How is that possible?”
OK, hands up, if your car ran out of battery and you had to give it a boost, would you know which jump leads go where? If not, this gadget could be your saving grace. The vehicle-to-vehicle booster works in a similar way to common jump leads – in that it transfers battery power from one car to another. However, instead of lifting up the bonnet, you can just connect this device to both cars’ 12V DC sockets (the cigarette lighter socket) and a few minutes later your car will be raring to go. The lead itself is six meters – easily long enough to stretch between two cars.
When it comes to pen tablets, virtually nobody does it better than Wacom, which is why they are still around after so many years. In fact, the team over at Wacom have come up with the all-new Intuos pen tablet that will certainly help budding digital artists and professionals alike to get creative right out of the box. How so, you ask. Well, this is a technologically and ergonomically improved pen tablet that will arrive bundled with creative software that provides an immediate start into digital art without having to wait for too long.
Hailed by Time as one of the best inventions of 2017, the Ember is an app-controlled, 10-ounce ceramic mug that’ll keep your morning coffee the perfect, preferred temperature even if, owing to deadlines, you don’t finish it ’til the evening. The list price is $79.95; get it directly from Ember, or look for one, as they say, at a Starbucks near you.
Faster, smoother, and compatible with more computers, H.264 encoding takes the pressure of compressing off your computer so you can enjoy quick uploads. The C920 goes above and beyond the typical webcam, offering amazing clarity and detail thanks to the five-element, Full HD glass lens and precisely tuned autofocus. Dual mics capture natural stereo sound for superior audio.
Have you ever come home from work and felt like you have the worst job ever? Well, now you can track your happiness in an easy fun way. At the end of every day, simply draw the face that most closely resembles how you feel about that day! Once you fill up the sheet, you can look back and see if you really are enjoying your work or if you need to start looking for something else. It is one of those games that will help you review current satisfaction level with a job.
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Designed to install easily in any car, the Pearl Magnetic Phone Mount has two interchangeable bases so you can find the perfect spot. Clip it to your vent or anchor it to your dash and easily access your favorite apps, like maps, music, and podcasts.
Acer had me at $9,000 gaming laptop (that’s about £7,300 or AU$12,400). But it also has a ginormous 21-inch curved screen — the first in a laptop — and an eye-tracking camera. Of course, it has nine heat pipes to cool the two GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs and two power supplies, four speakers and two subwoofers, plus it weighs 19.4 pounds (8.8 kg).
This mouse has been on our wish list for more than 4 years. But it turned out not to be so easy to make a mouse that does not make the clicking-sound. Finally we have found some patented silent switch and integrated it in a nice and practical mouse.
Imagine the possibilities of the video recording capabilities of an iPhone 3GS and the MiLi Pico II working together; anywhere the lens can see is your playground, and the MiLi Pico Projector II is your toy.
That’s not the only subscription service for gamers, though. Nvidia had its GeForce now service on show, which, similar to the Blade Shadow service, lets you play demanding games on any hardware, all thanks to the magic of the internet.
When comparing prices on electronic gadgets you may find similar products with different price points. The most common reasons for this are that newly released, tech items will usually be more expensive than lower specification or older products. Bigger screens, more connectors, wireless capabilities, bigger storage, batteries, and extra accessories are mean higher prices. Which is good news if you are a business retailer or drop shipper seeking value to promote when reselling these Chinavasion products.
2018 will bring the first human trials to use the gene-editing technology. A company called Crispr Therapeutics, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will use Crispr to fix a genetic defect in patients with an inherited blood disorder called beta thalassemia. Researchers at Stanford School of Medicine are also moving a Crispr treatment for sickle-cell disease to clinical trials.
Have you ever wanted a gigantic Jumbotron for your own home? Good news! Samsung has developed the MicroLED — a version of its Cinema Screen technology used in movie theaters — for your house. The new model, called The Wall, measures a mind-blowing 146 inches.
When it comes to maintaining the cleanliness of a home or office, there is plenty of work to be done. In fact, if the amount of space in the area is huge, it can feel as though the task has amplified. ILIFE figured out that homemakers and virtually anyone else who is too busy to clean the home can always receive a little bit of additional assistance in the form of the A8 robotic vacuum cleaner. This is a flagship model from the manufacturer, where the all-new A8 robot vacuum will arrive equipped with a 360 degree live-vision camera navigation system.