We are now living in the future. We carry around in our pockets more computing power than NASA used to send an actual man to the actual moon. This is mesmerizing stuff, and it’s only getting more exciting. We’ve listed below the tech that we’re most excited about in 2013. If you think we’ve missed anything, let us know over on Twitter!
The Google Glass project is Google’s claim being staked on the world of augmented reality, and it’s incredibly exciting. The glasses are essentially a very advanced smartphone with two screens, one over each eye. By wearing them, you can mix real life with online literally in the blink of an eye. Overlay maps on your real life location, compare prices on an item in several stores just by looking at it, video calls as you walk, hands free. Our examples seem quite tawdry, but take our word for it, Google Glasses (on sale this year for a cool $1,500) are going to be incredible.
Bloomberg recently reported that Apple have a team of 100 people working on a wristwatch that would perform a lot of the tasks carried out by iPhones and iPads. Made from toughened, super slim glass and will mean you can leave the house wearing a pretty powerful computer, which is pretty cool in anyone’s book
3D Printing Pen
3D printing has been receiving more and more attention over the past 12 months as people get to grips with the awesome idea of being able to build things at home that normally would have to be bought from whichever supplier. 3D printing is obviously very exciting, and a (admittedly gimmicky) offshoot we saw this week was the outstanding 3D printing pen. Look at it!
Super Thin OLED
This was big news through 2012, and we’re still awaiting an affordable version, but super thin screens have a myriad of uses that, normally, we wouldn’t even consider. Take the aforementioned Apple Watch as an example. How do you make a screen thin enough to sit on someone’s watch? OLED! This technology Is going to worm its way into tonnes of inventions this year, and we can’t wait