5 Ways Tech Could Change Your Life This Week

Tetris bracelets, 3D video and the smartwatch for serious athletes

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1 | The App For Creating RS-D2 Style 3D Video


We’ve all been there – huddled around someone’s iPhone as they force you to watch another video of a cat falling off a stool or a baby riding a dog – and let’s face it: 90 per cent of the videos people want to show you on their phones are as boring as your mate's gap-year albums on Facebook. The EyeFly app is about to change this by allowing you to turn your videos into 3D projections (think Princess Leia’s video to Obi Wan and you’re along the right lines). The app’s still in the early stages so you’ll also need a 3D screen protector to enable you to see the videos correctly (a bit like 3D glasses in the cinema), but it won’t be long before every new phone comes with the tech as standard, allowing you to convert your 2D videos of teenagers jumping off things into gripping 3D.
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2 | The Camera That Will Make Your Mundane Existence More Exciting

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Ever get back from riding your scooter to Waitrose, only to check your Go Pro shopping trip footage to find your exploits navigating Fulham Broadway aren’t quite as hi-res as you’d like? We really hope not. Those of you putting Go Pro cameras to actual good use (skydiving, lion taming, etc) will be pleased to hear the most advanced Go Pro yet, Hero4 Black, is soon to make its debut in stores, promising hi-res 4K video at 30 frames per second, which may just be enough to make the bread aisle look exciting.

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3 | The Operating System To Make You Stop Banging Your Head Against Your Screen

Frustrated PC users will be happy to know that Microsoft’s new multi-platform operating system, Windows 10, is on its way to a device near you. Unveiled at Microsoft’s San Francisco event this week, the system promises to do away with the bugs of its predecessor Windows 8 (Windows 9 remains M.I.A). Long-term fans will also be pleased to know that the much missed start-up menu is back, with Microsoft calling it the “most manageable operating system ever.” Who said tech isn’t sexy?


4 | The Sports Watch For The Serious Runner


Another week, another piece of wearable tech. Except, the Garmin Forerunner 920XT might just be the real thing. Long regarded as one of the best tools for dedicated triathlon athletes, the Forerunner builds upon the predecessor with a whole host of new features. Not only can you measure how many strokes you took for each lap of the pool, but the watch will tell you what type of stroke each one was. Marathon athletes can use the GPS feature for 40 hours worth of running, while the watch also includes the usual fitness and health tracking features, as well as a number of alarms to get you moving if you stay still for long enough. Frankly, we’re tired just thinking about it.

From £389.99, garmin.com 


5 | The Bracelet Set To Revolutionise Your Commute

Tetris is getting its own film and we’ve already told you why it’s one of the greatest games of all time, so there really is no reason why this fantastic Tetris bracelet shouldn't be on your want list. It’s a prototype at present, but designer Kevin Bates fully intends to take it to mass production, along with his Tetris business cards. Watch this space.

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