January means one thing in the world of tech, its CES season and all the big tech giants will be out in full force showing off their latest and greatest tech.
We will get back to CES as it plays out in the next week, but we want to highlight some of the best tech trends that will soon be a reality in 2016. From mobile payments finally becoming an everyday thing, to better wearables and virtual reality becoming, a reality. Here are the tech trends you don’t want to miss out on in 2016.
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2016 will see the release of virtual reality to the consumers.
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This means that we’ll be able to use these devices in our homes to play games and perform other tasks in an alternate world, created by VR. Right now we have a few major VR headsets that are being prepped for release in 2016. Sony’s PlayStation VR headset, Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear VR. These are all slowly becoming a reality in the world of tech, and we cannot wait for them to be part of our lives.
4K Screens Take Over
Full HD will soon be a thing of the past when it comes to smartphones as 4K will soon be the norm when buying a top-tier device. Sure the feature is still battling to become a household name in terms of TVs and such, but expect to find more and more tablets and smartphones making use of 4K displays in 2016.
The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has been the first device to include a 4K screen, and Samsung will soon follow this trend with its annual flagship device.
Electric Cars And Driverless Cars
Last year we saw two major electric cars release in SA, both from BMW, the i8 and the i3. 2016 will see car manufacturers unveil new cars that will harness the power of electricity rather than rely on petrol to get around.
Driverless cars will also become a popular trend as Google and Ford are said to unveil their own car that will drive without any human interaction. Sure these two trends will not become available to the public in 2016, but the idea behind them will pave the way to the future of automotive tech.
Everything you have experienced in the past will change in 2016 as wearable tech becomes smarter and more efficient than ever before. One major issue with these smart watches is that their potential was never fully realised in the past.
2016 should bring about a new wave of smart wearable tech that will learn your habits and adapt to your lifestyle. Expect an Apple Watch 2 in early 2016 that might include new features and hardware that will further enhance its adaptive technology.