Chromebooks overtake Macs in market share for the first time

Computers powered by Google’s Chrome OS have outsold Apple’s computers in individual quarters before, but 2020 was the first full year that Chrome OS took……………

Consultancy IDC tracked the use of operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows or Apple’s macOS. It found Chrome OS, used by the Google-powered laptops, took second place from macOS for the first time. The system – widely used in cheap laptops handed out to school pupils for remote learning – now has a 10.8% market share, IDC said.

The analysis, first reported by tech news site Geekwire, found that despite losing second place, MacOS’s market share grew from 6.7% to 7.5% in 2020, at the expense of Microsoft Windows.

This is a big win for Google and a warning for both Apple and Microsoft. It also signals to app and game developers that Chrome OS can no longer be ignored. Many of the purchases were made by big buyers like schools and even national educational bodies – but parents also played a role.

“There’s no doubt there’s a lot of consumers who had to go out and buy cheaper notebooks for younger children – so they didn’t want to spend a huge amount of money,” Mr Atwal said.

“It’s the right type of device, at the right time, for the right purpose.”

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How to enhance your gaming experience

Brands are launching accessible products that can seamlessly enhance roleplay. These innovations boast voice-changing capabilities or even enable users to speak to each other, despite language barriers.

The Conceptual Nintendo Switch Joy-Glasses by James Tsai are Immersive

James Tsai designed as an immersive hardware solution for gamers that are focused on providing users with a next-gen kind of experience with the namesake console. The glasses maintain an augmented reality (AR) functionality that will make them perfect for bringing gameplay to life in a new way. 

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Acer Launched SigridWave, an In-Game Live AI Translator

Acer launched SigridWave, a live in-game AI translator that, with the help of deep learning technology, wants to improve the communication between gamers from different countries that speak different languages.

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Wellness Devices to Mask-Sanitizing Latest Gadget Concepts 2021

The Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool is one of the latest appliances from the technology brand that aims to deliver exceptional cleaning and comfort capabilities for users when utilized in the home. The unit boasts a three-in-one profile that will work to purify the air, add humidity, and offer heat relief to maximize the number of tasks that a single appliance can do.

Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool

Uster’ UVC Sterilizing Light

The need to sanitize surfaces, technology, and more has become imperative for many consumers looking to get back to their daily life in the midst of the ongoing pandemic, so brands are responding with products like the ‘Uster’ UVC Sterilizing Light.

The wand-like device works in one of three modes including handheld, hanging, and standing that will enable users to customize the way in which it operates. A series of 16 UV lights are built into the unit consisting of six UV-C and 10 UVA that will work to eradicate 99.9% of the bacteria and germs that could be lurking on the surface of products.

The ‘Manara’ minimalist desk lamp is a design-conscious fixture for the home or office that will bring a touch of intelligence to the simple process of illuminating a space. Designed by Australia-based startup design company Project57, the lamp enables users to customize the functionality to suit their specific needs or preferences. This could include changing the color, gradient, or brightness level to suit their space and help them enjoy a healthier level of illumination that doesn’t detract from their aesthetic.
‘Proof of Health’

Estimote, a startup company that focuses on Bluetooth technology, created a new product that could help contact tracing efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Steve Cheney, the co-founder of the company, puts forth his belief that the device could play a role in enhancing workplace safety for essential workers.

The device is named ‘Proof of Health’ and it features a passive GPS, as well as Bluetooth and an ultra-wideband radio, and built-in LTE. The device has settings depending on the user’s health, which can be changed if they have been exposed to a potential infection. Following this, the device will be able to indicate the other people the user has come in contact with. Overall the device could help employers improve contact tracing efforts at essential workplaces.

Cleanty V2

When living in a city, it’s impossible to avoid all the potentially harmful bacteria hiding in the grit and grime of surfaces, but the Cleanty V2 is a new product that makes it easier to bust the likeliest culprits. The handheld LED wand uses powerful UVC light to kill bacteria and germs, sterilizing surfaces in as little as a few seconds.

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