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Some up coming technologies that are very interesting!

I’ve already published my 2020 what’s coming in the technology column. One of the things I wanted to talk about was some of the new and interesting things that were potentially arriving in 2020 from a technology perspective. When I do my future column, I focus on things that already exist. There are several crowd-funded technologies that I think are interesting but wouldn’t call them market movers or game-changers. So today’s technology piece is a few upcoming tech items that I find interesting.

  1. Printcube – a handheld printer, seems odd, but the device is now shipping and allows you to print on any flat surface. You wouldn’t be able to print on glass or other non-absorbent surfaces. But you could on a scrap of paper, or fabric. It is a very small handheld printer, and it prints in color!
  2. Hinui – a mobile device application that drives a telescope, pretty cool, you can do that with virtually any Celestron telescope. But one that allows you to from your smartphone capture pictures of the night sky? Now that is an interesting connected telescope. Hinui is just such a device!
  3. Snapmaker 2 – the first version of this 3d printer, did printing, laser engraving, CNC carving in one unit. The V2 of the Snapmaker is faster, the software is better, and it is shipping now!
  4. Skyvalet – Once upon a time I travel, a lot, and I used to buy a new bag every year. The reason? Honestly, they were always missing something. Along comes SkyValet (now shipping)! This is the luggage of the future and very existing. Built-in scale, built-in smartphone charger, and bets of all strong exterior that can withstand the loading and unloading process of training, planes, and automobiles!
  5. Aguadrone – Aguadrone is one of the first modular drones this one is hopefully shipping this year. A modular drone allows you the pilot to have 4k video land the drone, take the camera off and have a sonar module instead. Or you could use a 360 camera module. The unit, Aguadrone, is waterproof so it can land and take off from the water. It also supports carrying a 2-pound weight. It will allow you to carry a fishing line, and once you see fish with the sonar, you can drop the line exactly where the fish are! It is also fun in that the name (Aguadrone) means a water drone in Spanish!

These technology items are all either shipping or shipping soon, and all have an interesting addition to your home, bag, or just being onshore and wanting to catch fish! It is an interesting list. The first two are intended for my IoT presentation that I do every spring for High School Juniors and Seniors. The last ones are interesting projects and fun things to play with overall.

  • Question of

    was at least one of these something you would consider?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    trying to match what people want/need can be hard right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    did you know about any of these before I shared this?

    • Yes
    • No

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  1. Q: WAS AT LEAST ONE OF THESE SOMETHING YOU WOULD CONSIDER?
    Yes (7 votes) – 70%
    No (3 votes) – 30%
    Q: TRYING TO MATCH WHAT PEOPLE WANT/NEED CAN BE HARD RIGHT?
    Yes (10 votes) – 100%
    Q: DID YOU KNOW ABOUT ANY OF THESE BEFORE I SHARED THIS?
    Yes (1 votes) – 10%
    No (9 votes) – 90%

  2. I have never been fishing and never want to – it strikes me as a cruel pastime akin to other bloodsports such as hunting and shooting, which are also anathema to me. However, the idea that you could use a piece of technology to tell you exactly where to drop your line would surely take all the fun out of the exercise – assuming that hooking fish out of the sea is your idea of fun!

  3. I don’t need any of them and I want number three. I think that I would love that! On another note, I actually tried a quick experiment and it made me kind of sad. Yes, now I know how to hop up with edited posts, but it doesn’t feel good. Does it damage the site as well as my spirit? (real question)

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