From lounge room to of­fice to out­doors, we re­veal the de­vices, apps and trends that can trans­form how you live!

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THE TECH­NOL­OGY SPACE has al­ways been fast-paced, but there seems to be more com­pa­nies than ever cre­at­ing truly unique tech­nolo­gies that save you time and trans­form the ways in which we live our lives. Smart­watches might not have been quite as rev­o­lu­tion­ary as orig­i­nally thought, but the ma­ture wear­ables space is start­ing to in­cor­po­rate in­te­gral time-sav­ing fea­tures like NFC pay­ment that is sim­ple enough to let you ditch your wal­let en­tirely, and they now of­fer lo­cally stored sub­scrip­tion mu­sic playlists that mean you can ex­er­cise us­ing just a watch and a pair of Blue­tooth head­phones. The lat­est ex­ter­nal GPUs like the Razer Core X can now trans­form paper-thin ul­tra­books like the Ap­ple Mac­Book into pow­er­ful work­sta­tions or gam­ing rigs through a sim­ple Thun­der­bolt cable. Smart speak­ers like Ama­zon’s Alexa and Google Home have taken the Wi-Fi stream­ing idea that was pi­o­neered by Sonos and have in­te­grated smart as­sis­tant ca­pa­bil­i­ties for some­thing that has en­tirely trans­formed our smart homes and will con­tinue to do so long into the fu­ture. Smart as­sis­tants are, more broadly, lean­ing heav­ily on the gen­er­ous in­vest­ment in AI by the likes of Ap­ple, Google, Ama­zon and Sam­sung to re­ally push the bound­aries of tasks that can be per­formed by ma­chines. Whether it’s the man­age­ment of your cal­en­dar, giv­ing you di­rec­tions, search­ing for in­for­ma­tion or even, in the case of Google Du­plex, get­ting on the phone and book­ing ap­point­ments for you by talk­ing to real hu­mans, the AI that is be­ing in­te­grated into smart as­sis­tants is go­ing to dra­mat­i­cally shape the way we live our lives mov­ing for­ward. Con­sumer tech­nol­ogy has been de­vel­op­ing faster than ever, and when you take a sec­ond to look back at all the trans­for­ma­tive tech that has emerged re­cently, it’s in­spir­ing to look at the gad­gets and apps that have most dra­mat­i­cally pushed the dial for­ward.

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