2014's Amazing Gadgets - What's Next?

Revolutionary gadgets always cause a buzz each time they are about to be released and as expected, there are some long awaited gadgets still bound to be released by the end of the year. As usual, the favorites are mainly phones, but this year wearable technology is making a big impact. Here is a look at some of the most buzzed about upcoming releases.


iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 has caused quite a lot of speculation, with juicy bits of insider information littering the internet. The speculations began with the ‘iPhone 6’ name, which had started doing rounds even before the iPhone 5 was launched, with many speculating that the 5 would instead be christened 6. However, this turned out not to be the case. Fast forward to current events, Apple has already sent invitations to its September 9 event in which it is set to unveil the much anticipated iWatch along with the iPhone 6.

Conspicuously lacking in its invitations were the usual clues as with previous invites. However, rumour has it that the two gadgets set to be launched will be able to synchronise and communicate with each other.


Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been on the list of the latest gadgets to be released by the company. As announced, the company is going for the more is better ideology, with a press release stating that the flagship smartphone will encourage people to get even more selfies, with its back and front cameras. The Note 4 will feature a Super Amoled screen for crystal clear display, though there will be no change in screen size. Moreover, its camera will have a resolution of up to 16 megapixels, with the phone featuring multi-window capabilities made possible by the large screen. It will also come with an S pen to write. To watch online movies, coupling the smartphone with fiber optic broadband is bound to work especially well.


The Samsung Gear S

The Samsung Gear S is the company’s latest smartwatch. Its primary feature is 3G functionality, which makes it possible to receive and make calls without pairing a phone. The connection is actualised through a tiny SIM card located at the back. On to the looks, its clock face looks like a conventional timepiece, but with numerous dials. Each dial provides access to information such as how many steps you have walked, the battery status, notifications, and the current date.

Though it is not made to replace the smartphone, it enables one to leave it at home and not be totally disconnected from basic wireless technology functionalities. It can send and receive messages and also get directions. To spice things up, the watch runs Tizen, with the Gear store presently having a thousand apps. On to its hardware, it has a curved OLED display that looks awesome, not to mention that it is waterproof and designed to curl around the wrist, though its thick bands make it look big. It also has a responsive 1.0GHz processor that makes swiping through notifications a delight.

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