Monday, July 30, 2012

Fresh out the labs !

I am always interested in the new prototypes tech companies develop every years. Each of these business present their new products and advancements in press conferences or big events they host annually. Apple has WWDC, Asus has Computex, Google has IO but those huge events don't necessarily need to be tied to a certain company, the MWC is a good example. The thing they all have in common is that they always showcase crazy new products just like the two I will talk about here. 

Asus Taichi

Asus did it again ! Once again, they were able to invent a new kind of device by combining the power of a laptop and the portability of a tablet but this time, no need to transform. Basically, it is kind of like a MacBook Air with a double-sided IPS display and a touch-screen on the outside of the lid. Both displays will offer a 1920x1080 pixels resolution, also known as full hd or 1080p. Two versions will be available, a 11.6" and a 13.3" one and they will come packed with killer specs : Intel Ivy Bridge i7 Core processor, 4 GB of RAM, a Solid State hard-drive, dual cameras and of course, all of the usual connectivity stuff. If you want to know more about the Asus Taichi and see it in action, check out what the guys over at Engadget have to say about it. 

Google Glass

The folks at Google are known to have creative and ingenious minds and this new project is a direct product of their willingness to push technology forward. The Project Glass, as they call it, is one of Google's most recent endeavour to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display. Sounds like something they pulled out of Star Wars or something. In fact, it kinda is. Essentially, it would be a smart-phone like device that would run a custom version of Android that you can control with your voice or pupils. It lets you to pictures, share them on Google+, get directions and display them on the street, and all kind of other crazy stuff. See for yourself what it would be like to wear one of these in this video Google released :

Don't be too excited just yet, because Google does not plan to make them available to customers any time soon. According to the rumours on the Internet, they could come out in time for Christmas of 2013 but I am not that hopeful. Even if they are probably going to make me look like a total dork, I am still eager to get a pair. 


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