As another year ends tech enthusiasts eagerly look forward to the latest offerings from the worlds of gaming, computers, smartphones and TVs. With rumored big releases from the likes of Microsoft, Apple and Amazon we take a look at some of the most highly anticipated technology for 2013.
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Upcoming Launches 2013
One of the most anticipated gaming releases for the new year, the next generation of Microsoft’s successful Xbox family is surrounded by rumours. Even the name has been privy to leaks and privacy control! Reports suggest that the new console will be released in autumn next year. Speculation abounds as to the gaming set-up but rumours are rife that discs will be obsolete and Microsoft will instead opt for a complete, digital offering. Tech Radar reports that Microsoft recently filed a patent for an augmented reality project which would project images onto the walls, producing a completely immersed gaming experience. Whatever the final outcome this is definitely one to watch next year!
Recently arrived in the UK, 4G is set to burst on to the mobile broadband scene in 2013. While EE is currently the only provider of 4G the new year is set to bring a new host of operators, including Vodafone, Telefonica and Three. The network provides speeds of between eight and 12 megabits per second making it as fast as home broadband connections. Tech enthusiasts are sure to look forward to quicker downloads and less buffering as well as better coverage. If you’ve held back from EE’s 4G offering in hope of getting a better deal the new year is certain to bring highly competitive rates as the big companies fight for 4G control!
Rumours of an Apple television have abounded for years but now rumblings in the tech world mean that the highly anticipated release may arrive sooner than we think with many predicting it will be enter the market at the end of 2013. Nicknamed the Apple iTV, it is believed that the size of the screens (no doubt in keeping with Apple’s chic designs) will be between 32 and 55 inches. Sources say it is likely that Apple will incorporate facial recognition, like Microsoft’s Kinect, resulting in an interactive device. It is also rumoured that Apple will include Siri, its voice recognition software, so users can essentially talk to their TV. While nothing has been confirmed by Apply itself all signs point to an imminent release.
The Kindle phone is largely based on rumour, which was unfounded when Amazon failed to announce plans for the product alongside the launch of its updated Kindle Fire and Kindle e-reader in September 2012. Expectations had reached fever pitch among tech reporters before the launch and many were left disappointed. However, that doesn’t mean a plan for a Kindle phone is not on the cards. While a 2012 release is unlikely, it could well be that Amazon reveals the latest addition to their Kindle family in the new year.
Just one look at the promo video for Leap Motion and you’re already eager to pre-order the interactive device. Not quite a mouse and not quite a keyboard the Leap platform is placed in front of your computer or laptop and tracks your finger movements which are then replicated on screen. You can control your computer movements without even touching it! The company expects to start shipping devices next year so expect to see this in tech shops everywhere (that is until they sell out, which they probably will!)
Whatever happens in the new year, it’s sure to be one hell of a techno ride!
Author Bio : This article was written by Rachel Hurley who writes for Appliances Online. When she isn’t looking into the technological future she enjoys grabbing a glass of wine and relaxing on the couch. Follow her on Twitter @Rachel_Hurley23.