Weekly Roundup 1/3

Your Weekly Update on Technology, Democracy, & Cool Things

Happy Tuesday, Readers! NDItech hopes you all had a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Years! As we kick off 2017, let’s check out some of the most anticipated tech products expected this coming year.

Wearable tech has taken off, with everything from to FitBit bracelets to Google Glass. We can expect to see Google adding to their line of wearable tech in 2017 by introducing their very own smartwatches. These trendy devices will run the Android 2.0 operating system, will come in two sleek designs, and hopes to rival the popular Apple watch.  

Nintendo is rumored to be releasing its latest console since the Wii, which launched in 2006. Their next console, entitled the Nintendo Switch, will debut in a conference on January 12th. This system will be unlike any other in that it will allow users three ways to play - as a single player handheld device, a multiplayer standalone system, or hooked up to a tv like conventional consoles.

Windows 10 will soon be releasing a free update that allows virtual reality (VR) headsets to be connected directly to a PC. They will also be releasing their own VR headsets, retailing at $299 instead of the regular market value of similar products at $599. This release shows how far technology has come in just a few years, and we can expect to see a much wider use of VR come with it.


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