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The Top 6 Tech Trends to watch out for in 2018

We are setting in comfortably into 2018 now and there is already an array of exciting tech trends for 2018. We are going to take a look at some of the top Tech Trends for 2018, some showcased at the CES 2018.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence has already done some great things, particularly in the medical industry. Already, there are developed programmes that can identify the signs of Alzheimer’s disease up to ten years before the symptoms appear. It can even detect bowel cancer during a colonoscopy. It is predicted that AI will just keep on developing.

It is thought that in the future, everybody will have a virtual assistant i.e. Alexa or Google. These virtual assistants will just keep on getting smarter, to maybe even writing news reports or getting dinner ready. But as far as 2018 is concerned, AI is going to be on the rise and just prepare yourself for more from Artificial Intelligence.

Wireless Charging

Although wireless charging is definitely not new, it is a trend that was showcased at the CES 2018 and seems like it is really going to take off. Wireless charging is charging your device without having to physically plug it in, this is usually done through charging pads which you can place your device on top of. Manufacturers like Belkin an iOttie showcased their new products at CES 2018. Even PowerMat has now adopted the new QI standard. So it seems that one single charging method for iOS and Android has a great possibility to be very popular this year. There is even the opportunity to be charging wearables such as the Apple Watch.

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Smart Cities

There have recently been articles in the media in relation to developments on products that will make your city a smart city. The first of these would be the developments to roads. It has been rumoured that the tech giant Qualcomm are investing in the car industry by creating roads that can charge electric cars. Then there are the Dominos self-driving pizza delivery cars. We will hear a lot more from new developments within the smart cities trend this year.

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5G

You may of heard of 4G, well now there is 5G. 5G is a type of wireless technology that is being raved about at the moment. 5G connectivity will result in greater capacity, higher speeds and lower latency. Lower latency means that there will be far fewer delays in the devices that it powers. It has been said that 5G has the potential to be 10 times faster than 4G. We look forward to hearing more about how 5G is developing in 2018.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality really came to surface last year within the ‘Pokemon Go‘ app. This became very popular very quickly. Well, expect to see Augmented Reality to surface again this year even bigger and better. It is predicted that there will be many exciting apps such as being able to look at your living room through a camera and placing a sofa in position to see if it will look right. You can expect to see everything from virtual clothes apps to more games like Pokemon Go.

Displays that disappear

TVs are everywhere nowadays and they take up lots of valuable space. Now LG have come up with a brand new concept which they launched at the CES 2018 to help save space. It is a 65-inch OLED TV that rolls up like a scroll. They exhibited this with a white box that held the spooling mechanism inside which rolled up the TV. This is a great development and leads you to think of a whole load of possibilities. You could carry a display box with you and then roll out a blueprint anywhere you like.

We are very excited for what is to come in 2018 for the industry. Let us know what you think about the above exciting tech trends!

This month's Cooltek

3D Scanners, Paper-thin TV’s and Bass filled Headphones in this months Top Gadgets!

Our pick of this month’s best gadgets includes the latest from CES 2017, language education apps and headphones. Our team has taken a look at what new developments have taken their fancy throughout this past month, read on to find out more!

HP Sprout Pro G2, PC with Integrated 3D Scanner

HP recently debuted the Sprout Pro G2 at CES 2017. It houses a 2D and a 3D scanner, as well as this there are cameras, a projector and a touch mat with a stylus. The touch mat and stylus is used to work on the objects in real time once they have been scanned. With a dual multi-touch display, a unique 20-point Touch Mat and hi-res cameras, you can have a highly visual and hands-on experience. The Sprout G2 was designed to be fuss-free.

In comparison to the older model there is now a higher resolution projection, more powerful processing, advanced 3D scanning and more accurate pen drawing. It should also feel faster, more precise and more realistic than before. It has a 23.8″ display which is larger than the 23″ model beforehand. The prices have not yet been released, however the model last year was around $2,199. So guesses are it won’t be too far off of this price. Take a look at the live example below!

LG OLED W7

The LG OLED W7 was also showcased at CES 2017. It is a television so thin that it has been called a  picture on the wall. At only 2.57mm thick, it is one of the thinnest of its kind. This television is available in 77in and 65in. With a new wall-mounting system means that the television can be mounted with ultra-slim magnetic brackets. This really is a stunning screen with active HDR and 4K resolution. IT also has cinematic colour on perfect black which means the colours pop and images come alive. The LG OLED pixels are what makes this possible. With Dolby Atmos audio gives it a cinema-quality experience.

DuoLingo

DuoLingo is an app that helps you learn a new language. You can download this onto android, windows and apple devices enabling you to learn anytime, anywhere. Each lesson in DuoLingo includes a variety of listening, speaking, translation and multiple choice challenges. You then have in-lesson grading which shows you what you got correct and then it will quickly show you how to improve. You can get a streak count by DuoLingo recording how many days in a row you stay on track with learning a language. DuoLingo is now also available for schools. Thousands of teachers are already using it to enhance their lessons. The classroom addition has a general dashboard for teachers to see their student progress.

Betron B-25 Noise Isolating Headphones

One of our team love these headphones this month! At such a great price, you get the quality of something you would expect to cost a whole lot more. Get deep bass and crystal clear acoustics from the 9mm High Definition speaker driver. Having been optimised for multiple players you can use these headphones with iPhones, iPads, iPods, MP3 and portable media players. They come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty and 30 days money back guarantee. Priced at only £10.95 they are a bargain!