2017 is finally here, and along with it comes the excitement of looking forward to the new gaming consoles to be launched during the year.
This means we can finally stop talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding and the aux-less iPhone 7 and focus on what really matters: what gaming devices are going to be released this year and when we can get our hands on them.
Nintendo fans: rejoice. Nintendo’s new gaming console, Nintendo Switch, is a convertible device that can be used as a home console or as a portable gaming system for on-the-go gamers.
Highlighted Features:Immersive Rumble + Touchscreen Technology
Are you as excited to try it as we are? The device is expected to be released March 3, 2017. That’s only five Mondays away, fellow Nintendo aficionados.
Xbox Project Scorpio
Self-dubbed as “the most powerful console ever built,” Microsoft’s Xbox Project Scorpio is the latest and most advanced addition to the Xbox One gaming systems. Microsoft has done a good job of keeping this device’s specs under wraps, but here is what we know so far:
Project Scorpio is expected to be released during the 2017 Holiday Season. I’m afraid we can’t hold our breath for this release.
If you are as eager as us to try out these new game consoles, leave us a comment or @ us on Twitter @st__tech to share which device you are most looking forward to!
SmartThings: the Best of Home Automation?
What Are SmartThings?
With the advent of IoT and smart home capabilities, Samsung’s SmartThings made its debut at the perfect time. SmartThings devices are able to communicate with one another via the Internet – unlocking a world of possibilities with its accessible and advanced open platform.
What Works With SmartThings?
What Do SmartThings Do?
SmartThings: Built by Developers, for Developers
SmartThings utilizes an open development platform to give developers the power to create IoT devices within the SmartThings ecosystem.
With SmartThings, developers are able to:
Not a developer? No problem. SmartThings is also integrated with IFTTT for everyday and power users to become masters of IoT – without writing a single line of code.
The Future of Smart Home Connectivity
Samsung SmartThings has clearly shaken the smart home industry by creating products that make everyday tasks easier.
The additions of the Google Home and Amazon Alexa’s voice-controlled devices like Amazon Echo and Amazon Dot – it’s clear that Samsung is heavily invested in smart home technology. So, what are Samsung’s next steps to take over the smart home industry? We’re thinking that SmartThings will grow its platform to include other third-party solutions (think: Lutron and Insteon devices).
It’ll be interesting to watch Samsung pursue more innovative solutions like SmartThings in order to keep up with the growing IoT industry.
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