10 Coolest Gadgets in 2018 (part 2)

Samsung’s “The Wall” TV

According to Samsung, TVs needn’t be just one size. That’s the idea behind its new The Wall 146-inch TV, which is positioned as the first modular TV. by the company.

Samsung says that users can alter the shape and size of The Wall to make it become a multipurpose display. In a demo on the showroom floor, The Wall TV’s display looked like a smaller TV in the screen’s center, while the surrounding area was made to blend in with the wall which the TV was mounted on. And because this TV uses MicroLED technology, it can produce potentially infinite contrast and deeper black tones.

My Special Aflac Duck

There are many smart robotic toys which are designed with education in mind. But the interactive toy My Special Aflac Duck, developed by research and development workshop Sproutel, can do a very different but important job: to provide comfort to children who are diagnosed with cancer.

Children can mirror their care routines and express their feelings through the duck by holding a circular token to its chest and it will assume the corresponding emotion. For example, children hold a token with a smiling face or an angry face to the duck and it will react accordingly. This helps to provide a sense of companionship to children when they undergo treatment or therapy. The toy is expected to be available without cost for children who are diagnosed with cancer in late 2018 or early 2019.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Yoga

Lenovo’s ThinkPad lineup is getting some new additions in 2018. All new ThinkPad computers contain a built-in physical webcam cover, a dazzling HDR display, and far-field microphones for speaking to Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa. They also run on the newest eighth-generation processors of Intel.

The most impressive feature is the HDR support of these laptops, which makes colors look vivid and bol, adding more noticeable improvements than 4K resolution.