The Nvidia Shield is handheld gaming device console from the graphics card-maker Nvidia.
The Shield is a handheld console running on Android OS, featuring a flip-up 5-inch touchscreen display with 1280×720 pixel resolution. The device is similar in form to a Xbox 360 controller, with two analog joysticks, a D-pad, and other buttons.
The console allows for the streaming of games running on a compatible desktop or laptop PC. This function allows certain Windows games to be played via the SHIELD and is similar to Sony’s Remote Play. It will also support Nvidia GRID, a cloud gaming service, in the future.
#9. Cambridge Audio Minx Air
This sound system can play your music from whatever device you want smartphone, tablet or computer.
It comes to Bluetooth and wireless speaker systems, there are countless options on the market, but if you’re looking for something discreet, flexible, and easy to use, Cambridge Audio’s Minx Air aims to tick every box.
With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and wired connectivity all packed into a compact, stylish package, the Minx Air promises hi-fi audio without the clutter.
#8. Pebble Smartwatch
The Pebble is a smartwatch developed by Pebble Technology and released in 2013 that was funded by raising money via the crowd funding platform Kickstarter.
After raising venture capital for the product under their former name inPulse, the company failed to attract traditional investors under their new brand name, so the company requested crowd funding in April 2012.
At the end of the funding, Pebble became the second most highly crowd-funded project to date with $10,266,844 pledged by 68,928 people.
In a press conference at CES 2013 on January 9, 2013, CEO Eric Migicovsky announced that the first Pebbles would ship on January 23, 2013 with 15,000 watches being produced and shipped every week. As of July 4th 2013, Pebble has sold over 85,000 units.
#7. Fujifilm X100S
The Fujifilm FinePix X100 is a digital camera with a 23mm fixed prime lens With a 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS sensor and on-chip phase detection. It has ‘EXR Processor II’ , which includes a new ‘Lens Modulation Optimiser’ function.
It was initially shown at the Photokina show in September 2010 and was subsequently introduced in February 2011.
PaperTab is the brainchild of Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab, Plastic Logic and Intel Labs. It’s a flexible “high-resolution 10.7-inch” touchscreen display (no details on resolution) and is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor.
#5. Sony 4K OLED TV
This will be the world’s first Ultra High Definition television that uses Organic LEDs, with a native 3,840 x 2,160 OLED panel.
The 56-inch set gives outstanding detail and high-quality image, and experts are saying it will change the way we watch television for good. Again, no release date or price has been mentioned – but technology fans are desperate to get their hands on the newest piece of TV tech.
#4. Google Glass
Google Glass is research and development project by Google. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone like format hands free, can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands, and uses Google’s Android operating system.
While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnering with sunglass retailers such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, and may also open retail stores to allow customers to try on the device.
#3. Sony PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4, officially abbreviated as PS4, is an upcoming video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment. Announced as the successor to the PlayStation 3.
Moving away from the more complicated Cell architecture of the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 4 will feature a simpler AMD processor, in hopes of attracting a broader range of developers and support for the system.
Sony also plans to place more focus on social gameplay, incorporating a “share” button on the new controller and making it possible to view in-game play streamed live from friends. The console will focus on interactivity with other services and devices, including Gaikai, a cloud-based gaming service that will offer downloadable content and games.
#2. Samsung Galaxy S4
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung Electronics. It was announced in New York City on March 14, 2013 as the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S III.
The phone has many distinguishing software features such as Air Gesture, Smart Stay, and Smart Scroll; a 13-megapixel back camera, and a 5-inch (130 mm) 1080p display.
#1. 3D printers
3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes.
3D printing is considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling (subtractive processes).
Some companies, such as RepRap, are trying to produce 3D printers available for home use, as most are only used in industrial or commercial settings.