Get tech-cited: 10 gadgets to look forward to in 2017

If you thought 2016 had great inventions, wait till we show you what 2017 has in store

2016 was a great year for tech.

We were spoilt for choice with smartphone launches all year round like the LG G5, iPhone 7 and Samsung’s (less hazardous) Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Gamers were divided between the two new 4K consoles, the Xbox One S and the Playstation Pro. Choosing a Christmas gift has never been harder.

As we usher into the new year and mend the holes in our wallets, we predict that 2017 will be an even bigger year in the tech realm. 

Project Scorpio

Earlier this year at E3, Microsoft had announced their next console set to be released in 2017. Dubbed Project Scorpio, they claim it would be "most powerful console ever". The hardware fully justifies that. It is packed with an eight-core AMD APU with 320 gigabytes per second of memory and a GPU that will be able to compute at 6 teraflops at full 4K resolution. This means that the new addition to the Xbox lineup will be able to render more backgrounds and faster gameplay. In addition, it will run games at 60 frames per second and support VR gameplay.

Full 4K resolution at 60 frames per second and with VR capabilities? It’s the console that gamers have been waiting for. Who knows, it might even be the console to take VR mainstream. 

iMac 2017

Updates on the new iMacs have been long overdue with their last release happening over two years ago. But reports say that in 2017, Apple will be launching new iMacs with 5K displays, USB-C type ports, Intel 10-core Xeon E7 and possibly the new Touch Bar that we have seen on their new MacBook lineup.

While it will be no surprise that the Cupertino giant will be preparing a big one for their iPhone’s 10th anniversary, we hope the iMacs won't be passed over for a sprucing up.