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|25 Jun|3 mins

5 Tech Releases We’re Excited About

Get Your Geek On
Nick Banks
25 Jun
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Samsung's The Wall

Large doesn’t cover it. Samsung’s forthcoming Godzilla of a TV, The Wall, employs a screen measuring a mind-bending 146 inches – that’s nearly two metres tall by more than three wide. Size though, as we all well know, doesn’t matter; truly the most impressive thing about The Wall is its microLED technology, which enables the visible screen, ironically enough, to shrink down to whatever size you want it to be, leaving the rest of it to blend into the wall… hence the name. Shipping later this year.

5G Technology

Particularly exciting in a country where the internet is slower than the queue for a morning coffee from a nervous new barista, 5G technology could make our mobile devices quicker than our current home wi-fi. Infinitely quicker. It will also guarantee more reliable video streaming and much faster download and upload speeds. Australia can hope to get 5G connectivity at some point next year.

News
|25 Jun|3 mins

5 Tech Releases We’re Excited About

Get Your Geek On
Nick Banks
25 Jun
Share:

Samsung's The Wall

Large doesn’t cover it. Samsung’s forthcoming Godzilla of a TV, The Wall, employs a screen measuring a mind-bending 146 inches – that’s nearly two metres tall by more than three wide. Size though, as we all well know, doesn’t matter; truly the most impressive thing about The Wall is its microLED technology, which enables the visible screen, ironically enough, to shrink down to whatever size you want it to be, leaving the rest of it to blend into the wall… hence the name. Shipping later this year.

5G Technology

Particularly exciting in a country where the internet is slower than the queue for a morning coffee from a nervous new barista, 5G technology could make our mobile devices quicker than our current home wi-fi. Infinitely quicker. It will also guarantee more reliable video streaming and much faster download and upload speeds. Australia can hope to get 5G connectivity at some point next year.

Smart Display via Lenovo

Lenovo Smart Display

While Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa have been available for a few years already, providing helpful audio assistance around the home and music on demand, Lenovo’s Smart Display offers a visual element as well, with a neat and tidy 8-inch HD screen paired with a 10w full-range speaker. Ask this smart system to video call loved ones for you, play the latest news or display your fave music videos, or else connect to smart devices around the home for ultimate control. Coming soon.

Atari VCS

Not a lot is yet known about the Atari VCS except that it’s the stuff of nostalgic dreams. From the original innovators behind so much in console gaming that is today taken for granted, this crowd-sourced unit will play both new and classic games (think the likes of Pac Man and Pole Position) and, with its faux-wood front, looks so retro it actually hurts. Expect to see early next year.

Lightwear headset via Magic Leap One

Magic Leap One

The stuff of a million sci-fi movies, augmented reality beams another 3D surface onto the world you can normally see with your own eyes, usually with blinking cursors and bleeping noises and important commands written in blocky green writing - think Minority Report, Terminator or Iron Man. The Magic Leap One will bring those fantasies to life with access to holographic games and personal information systems, such as email, and could even pair with a smartphone further down the track. Giving it that extra edge is the super-cool steampunk design of the Lightwear headset. Due later this year.

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