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June 13, 2024

The latest technological updates: Apple Vision Pro, Nike’s NFT and more

Arushi Sakhuja
From the latest in technology and gadgets, here are all the new and upcoming technological innovations around the world. Brace yourself because some of these will blow your mind.  
Apple Vision Pro 
Apple Vision Pro VR
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Apple has unveiled the new $3,500 Vision Pro VR headset. This is also the brand’s foray into the world of virtual reality with a headset that brings the digital into the physical. The main selling point is the headset’s ability to make apps completely become completely immersive, whether you’re FaceTiming with friends, watching a movie, or trying to meditate. The headset will be outfitted with 12 cameras and five sensors and each eye will essentially have a dedicated 4K display to bring the augmented reality to life. 
Sweden to build the world’s first Electric Road for on-the-go charging by 2026  
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Sweden is making history by constructing the world’s first electric road, which will allow electric vehicles to charge while driving. This is one of the latest technological innovations to eliminate the worry of running out of power and transform transportation. The Swedish Transport Administration has chosen a 13-mile stretch for the electric road, with plans to make it available to the public by 2026. 
The World’s First Augmented Reality Laptop 
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Tel-Aviv-based start-up Sightful s working on an augmented reality device called the Spacetop that will allow you to view your work on a virtual display wherever you happen to be. And for some, this might be the most exciting technological innovation for others, a pain. The world’s first AR laptop looks similar to the lower half of your laptop and features a keyboard, touchpad and soft cover.  What separates it from other laptops are the NReal AR glasses that come tethered to the system. Slip those on and you can view a giant floating screen right in front of you, no matter what environment you find yourself in. Sightful says the high-resolution display can span up to 100 inches. It will cost $2,000 initially, which isn’t that far from the star that far from the starting price of the top-of-the-line M2 MacBook Pro. 
Samsung Galaxy S23 in Lime Colour 
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While this isn’t one of the newest technology innovations, the Samsung Galaxy is available in a fresh lime colour which is currently available in Phantom Black, Cream, Green, and Lavender colours. Galaxy S23 comes with an epic rear camera featuring a 50MP primary camera, 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera with OIS & 3X optical zoom, making it unlike any other.  Galaxy S23 features a 12MP front-facing camera with Super HDR technology for capturing truly cinematic Nightography videos with transformative AI. 
What’s more? This is one of the few technology innovations that is certified for reduced environmental impact. Galaxy S23’s premium experience can be sustained through the years with four generations of OS upgrades and five years of security updates.
iPhone and iPad Users will be able to hear their devices speaking  
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Apple has announced that by the end of the year, users of iPhones and iPads will be able to hear their devices speaking in their voice as part of a collection of new software features for cognitive, speech, vision, and mobility accessibility, the tech giant provided a preview of Personal Voice.  This upcoming feature will display random text prompts to generate 15 minutes of audio and capture the user’s voice.
Furthermore, Apple’s ‘Live Speech’ tool will allow users to save commonly used phrases, which can then be spoken by the device on their behalf during phone calls, FaceTime conversations, and in-person interaction. Technology innovations are surely taking over the future.  
Gmail is using AI  
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AI is transforming technology innovations, and Gmail is the latest app to use AI. According to a report, Gmail is using AI to make searching for emails and attachments on your phone faster and easier. Searches in Gmail are set to become more accurate as Google rolls out a new AI-related feature for smartphone users. Gmail users will soon see a top results section when searching for old messages or attachments in their Gmail app. The top results section will be assisted by Google’s machine learning algorithms, which the company said would use the search term, some recent emails, and other relevant factors to find what a user is searching for. 
Nike Partners EA Sports to Bring Exclusive NFT Collection to Gamers  
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Nike’s Web3 platform called Swoosh will provide its users access to exclusive NFT collections inspired by EA Sports games, which boast a massive community of fans across the globe. The shoes and athleisure brand Nike has been experimenting with digital collectables or NFTs for quite some time. “Nike Virtual Studios and EA SPORTS are today announcing a new partnership aimed at enhancing and personalising the virtual sports experience for fans all over the world. In future EA Sports titles, EA Sports and Nike plan to make selections. Swoosh virtual creations available allowing members and players unique new opportunities for self-expression and creativity through sport and style,” an official blog by Nike said. 
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Arushi Sakhuja


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