Tech to expect in 2016: CNET News Video
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From virtual reality to smartphones that charge wirelessly as soon as you enter your house, the new year promises to bring some exciting developments in the tech world.
In 2016 virtual reality will really go to your head. Expect the Facebook owned Oculus Rift and the HTCV to immerse you in virtual worlds. Microsoft's augmented reality headset hollow lens is also on the way. From the head to the hands, the smartphone will continue to evolve. Even more than ever in the upcoming years, I think that we're gonna see the smartphone becoming a remote control for your life. From thee smartphone, for your smart watch, maybe even for those VR headsets. But multi-tasking with your phone relies on plenty of battery life. Enegis has developed a transmitter that can wirelessly charge devices within 15 feet if they have this tiny receiver inside. So when you walk in your home, it's gonna start charging your device automatically. But we allow you to prioritize what charges when as well. Apple is set to make refinements to existing products Including the Apple Watch and iPhone. With the iPhone 7, there's talk that Apple could get rid of the home button. That could allow them to have a bigger screen but in the same sized device. There's also talk about them removing the headphone jack. Your smartphone will also integrate more closes with the car through Android also and Apple's car play technology. We could see more partnerships with traditional car makers though. To get Car Play software into the vehicle and to kind of power the infotainment center and the dashboard of your car. As for self driving cars, they may not be ready for prime time, but 2016 companies like Google, Tesla, and Ford are set to make in roads. In San Francisco, Lexi Savati for Cnet.com for CBS News.