Our pick of last months best gadgets includes the latest from futuristic cars, easy scheduling software and brand new phones. Our team has taken a look at what new developments have taken their fancy throughout this past month, read on to find out more!
The first thing that has impressed our team this month is Doodle. Doodle is a tool that simplifies scheduling. You can find the date and time to meet people quickly and efficiently with Doodle. You begin by suggesting dates and times for your events participants to choose from. Doodle then creates a polling calendar that can be sent to participants for feedback. Doodle then looks at the best available times for the participants and gives you the best option for everyone.
If you are an Apple user you could be in store for an update. Apple is rolling out iOS 10.3 for the iPhone, iPod and iPad. The new update brings a lot of additions such as Find My AirPods, a new filesystem, CarPlay and more. They are also introducing a way for developers to reply to app reviews. There will even be iCloud analytics introduced for the first time ever.
Samsung have just released their brand new Galaxy S8. This new phone is very promising and has caught the attention of many. It comes with an infinity screen, no buttons on the front, a fingerprint scanner on the back and an iris and face scanner. The S8 screen is a rather big 5.8inch and then the S8+ is a whopping 6.2inch. But they have said it does not feel too big at all. The 12MP camera is very fast and captures things as they happen. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is even waterproof and can be immersed into 1.5 metres of water for up to 30 minutes!
Our team love the addition of the new personal assistant, Bixby. This is a rival for Apples Siri and Google’s personal assistant. Bixby understands speech, text and taps. He even recognises objects through the use of the camera. For example, if your camera shows a watch, then Bixby will search watch and will provide you with other images of a watch and will even take you to Amazon to buy a watch. Overall, it is looking to be a promising phone. Check out more about the all new Samsung Galaxy S8 here.
BMW have unveiled their latest creation the BMW HoloACtive Touch System at CES 2017. This is an interface between the driver and the vehicle that acts like a virtual touchscreen. So for the first time ever, functions in a BMW car can be controlled without any physical contact with materials. Their system for the driver interface, which behaves like a virtual touchscreen means that your hands float in the air when gesturing to control the vehicle functions. The interior design of the BMW HoloActive is very open and has a living room feel to it. there are speakers within the head rest and each passenger in the car can listen to their own choice of music and films and they will not hear each others. In the back of the car there is a tablet enabled 4k projection screen.