August 31, 2017
Alexandra Bohigian

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1. Samsung is Working on Their Own Smart Home Speaker With Google Home and Amazon Alexa currently dominating the smart home speaker market, Samsung has confirmed that their version of a smart home speaker is in the works. Apple also has their smart speaker, HomePod, prepared for a December release. Samsung will need to develop a device that offers something a little different than their main competitors if they want to snatch a part of the market share, so it will be interesting to see what they come up with and if it offers any sort of threat to Google and Amazon’s dominance in the market.

2. Experts Believe Automated Tech is Here to Stay Whether you are in line at a fast food restaurant or riding in one of Uber’s driverless cars, the lack of human presence in various areas of our lives is becoming more apparent. According to experts, these automated technologies are becoming more mainstream, however the consensus on whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is definitely still up for debate.

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Revealed Boasting a 6.3 inch display, dual camera array, and a stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 revealed late this month, hopes to have a better run than its predecessor. Samsung has not sold any Galaxy Note devices for ten months following fall out and safety concerns over the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s exploding battery and eventual discontinuation.

4. Body Hackers Allow Chips Under Skin It has become commonplace to scan a smartphone or keychain instead of your credit card, a technology that is adding the factor of convenience to many of our lives. A body hacker in Minnesota is looking to take that idea a bit further, by implanting chips beneath his skin that serve the same purpose. This group believes that very soon “body hacking” will be mainstream.

5. Top 100 in Forbes Richest in Tech List Have Combined $1.08 Trillion For the first time ever, the combined net worth of the top 100 richest people in tech has broken the $1 Trillion Dollar mark. This is up 21% from just last year, and half of this increase alone comes from the top 10 tech billionaires on the list.

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