Hottest new tech in October revealed

Here’s a roundup of the hot new tech you can look forward to this month.

Google Home mini and Pixel 2

In a nutshell: Google’s latest launch brought us a tiny Google Assistant and a slimmed down Pixel 2 phone with some serious camera action.

Google Home Mini

Announced on Google’s anniversary of the original Pixel, the second-generation pulls out all the stops. As well as built in Google Assistant and a huge capability camera boasting 12.2 megapixels, Pixel 2 has a five-inch OLED display, all-day battery life and always-on display.

The Google Home mini might only be 4 inches wide, but this tiny smart speaker can connect to even more of your smart home devices. It can also send messages to the whole family’s devices, so you don’t have to yell ‘dinner’s ready!’ at the top of your lungs to call the kids down for tea.

Learn more about the Google Home mini

Learn more about the Google Pixel 2 in black

Read more from Google’s Smart Home announcement here.


Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

In a nutshell: The ever-popular iPhone is back in two new forms – the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.iPhone 8

The beautiful all-glass design of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is a sight to behold. But this glass design isn’t all about aesthetics – it also enables wireless charging

The latest iPhone offers the smartest chip ever – delivering more power while maintaining battery life – and an advanced 12MP camera.

Retina HD displays include True Tone technology for a better viewing experience in all environments. The iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch screen while the larger iPhone 8 Plus has a more generous 5.5-inch screen.

Both models are available to buy now, with the iPhone X due for release next month. 


GoPro Fusion

In a nutshell: Revolutionary new 360° camera that takes capturing footage on-the-go to the next level.

The GoPro Fusion is finally here bringing with it a new level of tech never seen on a GoPro.

Whether you’re a professional videographer or film for fun, you won’t be disappointed with the GoPro Fusion. With multiple cameras and microphones, you can capture all-round footage and immersive audio from one compact device.

Highlights include:

  • Waterproof down to 5 metres
  • Gimbal-like stabilisation
  • VR footage allowing you to fully relive the moment
  • OverCapture – bringing a new dimension to traditional footage thanks to its spherical angle
  • Voice activation – perfect for shooting footage on the move
  • Control and edit via the GoPro app

The GoPro Fusion also includes a new Fusion Grip Mount that doubles as a selfie stick and tripod. 

The GoPro Fusion officially launches next month...


GoPro Hero6 Black

In a nutshell: Enjoy 4K footage and twice the performance of the Hero5 with this latest addition to the GoPro range.

Thanks to an all-new GP1 chip the rather sleek-looking Hero6 Black – which as the name suggests is all black – offers twice the performance of the Hero5 and GoPro’s best image quality yet.

GoPro Hero 6

Highlights include:

  • Slow-mo frame rates have been doubled – enjoy 4K at 60 frames per second (FPS), 2.7K at 120 FPS and 1080p at 240 FPS
  • Waterpoof down to 10 metres
  • Low light and night Photo modes for when lighting is poor
  • Quik Stories – transfers footage to the app and automatically cuts it into a video
  • Voice activated
  • Improved camera stabilisation

The Hero6 Black is available now at Currys PC World


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