Amazon's Echo Show is the latest device with the Alexa digital assistant. Like the other Echo devices, you can ask Alexa for information, play songs, buy things from Amazon, and even control devices in your home like lights or thermostats. The new Echo Show goes beyond the other Alexa devices because it has a 7" touch screen.
Microsoft Sway is a digital storytelling platform that makes it quick and easy to create and share personal stories, presentations, newsletters, and more. Include photos, video, and interactive charts, and Sway will bring it all to life.
Sway makes it possible to show off content without worrying about the formatting. It has a built-in design engine, and if you don't like the first design it comes up with, you can remix it to see others or customize your own. Then you can share your Sway with a simple link, and it will adapt to whatever screen it's being viewed on.
The 65" LG OLED C7 TV is one of the best OLED TVs on the market right now. While it technically is LG's budget model TV, it uses the same display panel and video processing as the higher end models at a better price. The differences between the models are mostly cosmetic, and some come with a sound bar.
The Essential is a smartphone created by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, who started a new company, also called Essential, to address some of the shortcomings he had seen in the tech industry. He wanted to create devices that work well with others, are made of premium materials, are simple to use, and won't become outdated every year.
At the WWDC 2017 keynote address, Apple updated its iPad Pro line to include a new 10.5" size. In addition to the size, the Retina Display now has a 120Hz refresh rate so videos, games, and apps will be smoother. It now can achieve 600 nits of brightness, supports a wide P3 color gamut, and has an improved antireflective coating.
Lenovo's second generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga is the latest 2-in-1 tablet and laptop. It can accommodate both modes of operation with its 360-degree hinge, so the display can flip all the way around. It comes with a built-in, rechargeable pen as well. When you fold the display into Tablet Mode, the keyboard recesses and locks the keys, which provides a completely fat surface and eliminates accidental keyboard input. It also is available with a 14" OLED display, so it has more vibrant colors and better contrast between light and dark areas.
Google Photos offers free storage and automatic organization for all of your photos and videos. You can backup unlimited photos up to 16MP, and video up to 1080p HD. Then you can access them across all of your devices with apps and through the web.
Microsoft recently announced a new Surface Laptop that runs on Windows 10 S — an operating system that's more streamlined for security and performance. It features a clean, elegant design that's reminiscent of the MacBook Air. It has an outer aluminum shell, while the keyboard and palm rest are covered in a Signature Alcantara® material to make typing more comfortable. It's also specially treated to resist spills and stains.
NVidia recently released a new version of its Shield TV, which is quite a bit smaller and more powerful than the previous model. Shield TV is a streaming device offering 4K HDR video and thousands of entertainment apps. It also has built-in Google Voice Search, so you can just ask for the apps and videos you want to access. It will search across Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, HBO, Vudu, and more.
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 phone has been designed to offer more screen and less bezel with its Infinity Display. Because the screen replaces areas where the bezel had been on previous models, it is now a taller 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The 5.8" AMOLED screen is capable of Quad HD+ at 570ppi. Samsung has also replaced the physical navigation keys with virtual ones that appear on the display.