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Gadget No. 17

Featuring the most exciting tech, including drones, 3D printers, wearables and virtual reality headsets, Gadget is the next generation of technology magazine. It's the first of its kind to actually explain how consumer kit works, rather than just offering a shopping catalogue of products. As well as exploring real-world applications for the latest releases, Gadget also showcases the greatest gizmos that will make you go ‘wow!’ This means that, instead of just featuring dull phone, tablet and TV launches, you can expect to discover hoverboards, self-driving cars and robots that teach you or your kids to code. If you want to get hands-on with top tech and get the most out of your gear, read Gadget now.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

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“we have the technology…”

This issue we have the gadgets to make you better than before. While we can’t promise to rebuild you with bionic parts Steve Austen-style, we can at least help you keep all those New Year resolutions you hastily made at the stroke of midnight (or hungover the morning after). From the best fitness trackers to help you get in shape to apps to help you master a new language, turn to page 17 to find out how we can make you faster, better, stronger. You may want to be quick about it, though, as the machines are advancing faster than you can say ‘Moore’s Law’.’The DJI Mavic Pro is leading the pack of a new generation of drones that can fly themselves, covering a greater distance at breakneck speeds, and even…

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meet the team...

Dave Harfield Editor In Chief The GeoOrbital wheel looks like it can be handy when you’re challenged with a steep hill climb on your bike. Drew Sleep Production Editor At the risk of sounding big-headed, I don’t need any. So just give me a PS4 Pro to kick back with. Aiden Dalby Staff Writer An alarm clock that runs away from me so I have to get up in the morning would be a big help. Stephen Williams Senior Art Editor A ‘Meet The Team’ comment generator so I don’t have to do it on deadline day every month.…

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microsoft has ‘mixed reality’ tech in its sights

Vast app store The new heads-up displays will have access to 20,000 mixed reality apps as well as be able to view online VR content through Microsoft’s Edge browser Continued evolution While third-party partners are developing headsets, Microsoft is still working towards its dream of a completely wireless HoloLens. The company also recently filed a patent for eye-tracking technology, so you could select holograms just by looking at them Mixing it up The headsets allow you to view so-called ‘mixed reality,’ rather than virtual or augmented reality. This means you can interact with 3D images superimposed onto real-life objects thanks to 11 ‘inside-out’ tracking sensors in the visor, which watches what you’re fingers do VR upgrade Chinese manufacturer 3Glasses will also be developing a mixed reality headset. The company is best known for its Blubur S1 VR…

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the light l16 has a wider lens but longer wait

Size isn’t everything Looks can be deceiving. It may have the compact size of a smartphone but its camera is as powerful as a DSLR. It can take 52-megapixel images and film up to 4K Share with ease The camera is Wi-Fi compatible so you can post images and videos to social media directly, as well as update the firmware over the air Focal point It has a focal range of 28mm-150mm, 5x optical zoom and 16 lenses with an aperture of f/2.0. All of this without having to change lenses Post-shoot editing For those who like to edit their images, the focal plane and depth of field can be altered after the photo is taken Lense location The lenses have been carefully placed, some have kept at a certain distance from the grip so fingers do not get…

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rokblok vinyl player rides your records

I’m lost… what’s a Rokblok? It’s a record player with a difference: basically it’s a speaker that sits on top of LPs and runs around the tracks like an remote-controlled car while the vinyl stays still. It looks pretty unconventional for a record player. How does it sound? Based on the demo video, not bad at all. The Rokblok can play music, or if you need something with more oomph audio-wise, it can connect to other speakers via Bluetooth. So it goes everywhere? That’s right – anywhere you can find a flat surface and a vinyl record, you can use the Rokblok. It’s battery life is also good for around four hours of music between charges. And how exactly does it work? The creators of Rokblok haven’t gone into all that much detail about its inner mechanics…

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remarkable is a kindle you can write and draw on

When it comes to writing, nothing is as good as an old-fashioned parchment and pen, right? A common problem with writing on tablets is that using a stylus on a glass screen just doesn’t have the same feel. The reMarkable is set to change this, however. Like the Kindle Paperwhite, this tablet uses an E Ink display, but not to make reading feel more natural, but writing and drawing. This so-called ‘paper tablet’ also has a much lower latency than normal E Ink, so that you can sketch away with less lag. The 10.3-inch screen is even textured so it feels more like a piece of faithful A4 paper. However, where the reMarkable trumps paper is that you’ll never need to buy another sketchbook. The tablet has an 8GB memory, which…

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