5 Ways Tech Could Change Your Life This Week

The best gadgets on our radar this week, from the GoldenEye watch face to the world's thinnest tablet (and yes, the Apple Watch as well).

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1 | The watch everyone's been waiting for (and it's biggest flaw)

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No, it’s not called the “iWatch” as we’d all hoped, but yes, you can take pictures on it. We’ve already given you a quick guide to what to expect from Apple’s first smartwatch, but with the news that it only retains battery life for 24 hours we’re starting to think an iPhone and a super-stylish traditional watch may be the better option, rather than a ‘smart’ watch that you have to plug in and charge. every. single. day.

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2 | The vaccum cleaner from the future


Remember laughing at Paulie’s robot in Rocky V? Well this sort of tech may not be as far off as it seems. The Japanese have been at work on robot technology for years, and now the Brits have caught up, in the form of a hoover. But not just any hoover. The Dyson ‘360 Eye’ Vaccum cleans your flat while you’re out, undocking itself from its charging station and using a 360-degree camera to create a digital map of the room, ensuring even the no-man’s land under the sofa gets a look in.

Available from spring 2015. dyson.co.uk


3 | Facebook get creative

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These days it seems like every new app borrows something from what came before. Facebook are the latest company to get in on the act with their new messenger app. After recently causing a mild uproar after removing the messenger feature from their app and packaging it as a separate download, they’ve now included the option to draw and add text to your images, SnapChat style, which might just be the most addictive app yet. 


4 | The world's thinnest tablet

Apple weren’t the only tech company to announce an exciting new piece of tech this week, with Dell revealing ‘The Dell Venue 8 7000’ tablet at the 2014 Intel Developers Conference in San Francisco. At 6mm thick, it’s the most slender tablet we’ve seen from any company, while its 8.4 inch 2560x1600 OLED panel promises one of the clearest screens around. It also features four cameras, capable of creating a 3D sensory enabling you to use the tablet in much the same way as an Xbox Kinect, or triangulating the distance between two locations in your pictures.

The price is unconfirmed, but The Dell Venue 8 7000 should be available by December.

 

5 | The retro gaming watch face

Greatest console game of all time? Quite possibly. Now you can re-live those GoldenEye moments on your Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch. Dubbed (or should that be ‘code-named’) the ‘Secret Agent Watchface' by its creator, the add-on is based on Pierce Brosnan’s watch from the classic N64 game and uses the health and armour bars to tell the time. Your move, Apple.
 


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