The month of March is already gone, but it left us several exciting news from the tech industry. From space tourism capsules to the new Galaxy S8 by Samsung, this last month there were many surprises for tech enthusiasts.
This sector remains one of the few left unharmed by the new government of the United States. If anything, it seems like companies are eager to invest and grow under the new administration.
Mobile carriers and internet service providers are offering more options to consumers in light of Washington’s new approach on regulations. CEOs like Elon Musk continue to believe in America, where he will base Neuralink, his next big company.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
Of course, March saved the best for last with Samsung’s launch of the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ last week. The Korean giant introduced a new flagship infused with AI capabilities and the biggest display ever seen on a mobile phone.
Both variants of the device will be available starting on April 21, but there will be differences according to consumers’ location. U.S. buyers will get a Qualcomm processor and just three color options, while the rest of the world will get an equally powerful Exynos chip and five design choices.
Tesla Solar Roof Tiles
Following the acquisition of SolarCity and the announcement of new, cheap solar roof tiles, energy enthusiasts were left hanging on when these would be available for purchase. A couple of days ago, Elon Musk himself confirmed the date via Twitter.
The billionaire entrepreneur replied to a user asking about an ETA for the solar shingles, and Musk said the company would start taking orders on April. There’s no shipping date yet, though.
Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers
Early in the month, the foot apparel giant Nike hosted the first draw for the chance to buy a pair of the limited HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers, the first self-lacing shoes in the world.
At $950 per pair, only a few dozen people got their hands on the sneakers inspired by Back to the Future. Nike spent over a decade developing the technology inside the shoes, and it spent millions of dollars in research and testing.
Tzukuri Unlosable Glasses
Tzukuri is a new startup founded by Allen Liao with operations based in Sydney. In spite of being a relatively small-time player, the company has made it big time in securing investments from former Apple executives and other prominent figures in tech.
The product Tzukuri is selling? Unlosable glasses. These glasses are either sunglasses or prescription glasses, and they come in two different frame designs that have Bluetooth and GPS to secure you always know where you left them with an app.