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Top 10 Upcoming Tech Products to Revolutionize the World This 2016

First Posted: Jan 21, 2016 07:37 AM EST
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As the years go by, technology just keeps advancing and gadgets enthusiasts and tech buffs can't wait to find out what's in store. Fortunately, 2016 is a promising year for technology launches and innovations that can revolutionize the way we live, work and play.

In the past five years, digital technology has remarkably leaped to something even better. And this year, virtual reality, drone and robotic technology as well as new smartphone innovation are all under development at big players like Apple and Google.

So, here are the top 10 upcoming products we expect to revolutionize the world this 2016.

1. New version of Microsoft Surface

Microsoft had released its Surface Pro 4 last fall. And later this year, the technology giant will probably release a new version of its laptop/tablet hybrid later this year, Business Insider noted. The company is also expected to update its high-end laptop called Surface Book, which was also launched last fall.

2. Samsung Galaxy S7

The latest version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy phone is expected to be unveiled in February. Based on a Wall Street Journal article in December, Samsung's new smartphone will feature a pressure-sensitive screen, which is comparable to the 3D Touch feature on the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

3. Apple's Wireless Earbuds

Since the new iPhone won't have a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, Apple is reportedly developing wireless earbuds, which will be released with the next iPhone, 9To5Mac noted.

4. Sony's Playstation VR Headset

The Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation will be launching its own PlayStation VR headset, which will work with the PS4. Sony's newest Playstation product is expected to go on sale during the first half of 2016. To check out the games that will be available on PlayStation VR, click here.

5. Google Glass

Augmented Reality has already been launched through simulated experiment and education app. But thanks to Google, the company is taking it higher with Google Glass, a device that will allow you to view social media feeds, text, Google Maps, as well as navigate with GPS and take photos. Unfortunately, the device is only available to some developers for $1500. But Hongkiat revealed that other tech companies are trying out and creating an affordable version for consumers.

6. Form 1

Did you know that James Bond's Aston Martin that crashed in the movie was a 3D printed product? Well, 3D printing has now become a revolutionary idea that could make your digital design into a solid real-life product. And with Form 1, which is a personal 3D printer with a price of $2799, everybody can create their own physical product based on their custom design.

7. Oculus Rift

The revolution for next-generation gaming has finally began. And thanks to the Oculus Rift, Virtual Reality gaming can now be experienced. These history-defining 3D headsets will allow players to mentally feel that they're actually inside a video game.

8. Eye Tribe

Eye Tribe is an eye-tracking technology that will allow users to control their tablet through eye movements. It will also allow users to play flight simulator and fruit slicing, which will be done with the eyes.

9. Google's Driverless Car

Remember the driverless car in the movie "iRobot?" It has finally become a reality through the Google driverless car. The vehicle is powered by artificial intelligence, which uses the input from the video cameras inside the car, a sensor on the vehicle's top, and some radar and position sensors attached to different positions of the car.

10. Parallella

Are you ready for a supercomputer? Adapteva is revolutionizing the ways computers are made through Parallella, an energy-efficient computer built for processing complex software simultaneously and effectively. And with Parallella, real-time object tracking, holographic heads-up display and speech recognition will become even stronger and smarter.

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