These are the top five tech things that will make 2020 really fun.
How do you rank these?
It's got to be by excitement of course.
And number five is the continuing streaming wars.
Soon more and more content will be available to stream.
We've got NBC universals upcoming peacock service.
That means the office and Parks and Rec will have new streaming homes.
Then we've got the Viacom CBS merger that just happened.
Viacom, CBS is the parent company of CNET.
That being said Viacom and CBS both had streaming services already.
Now I have no inside information on this, but it seems like a bundle or maybe a consolidation of those services could happen.
Then there's HBO Max, it looks like it's going to be huge.
for the same price as HBO NOW, there will be content from Warner Brothers Cartoon Network DC and of course, HBO.
So many services coming after your wallet.
[SOUND] Number 4 is better in-screen fingerprint scanners.
I know, I know, you're thinking this is more exciting than all the streaming services?
Yes, it is.
Qualcomm has a new scanner called the 3D Sonic Max reader.
It is 17 times larger than the previous generation.
That should mean it will be a lot easier to use.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note10 both use Qualcomm's 3D Sonic sensor.
people complained that it was slow and it was difficult to find the exact spot.
Now why was that?
The sensor area which 4 millimeters by 9 millimeters.
The new 3D Sonic Max is 20 millimeters by 30 millimeters.
With this huge increase, you'll be hunting for a little sensor anymore There's also increased security because the big sensor gives the phone a clear image of the fingerprints.
You can bet Samsung will be putting the 3D Sonic Max and its phones.
Reports say that Apple might jump on board to when it comes to everyday usage.
This little sensor should be great.
Number three is the upcoming Google Fitbit goofiness.
Google picked up Fitbit for $2.1 billion.
So the great experiment will happen.
Google has where iOS which is a flop That's right.
I said it fight me.
There is no where iOS device that can compete with anything Apple makes.
That's kind of sad really.
Now Google is swallowing up Fitbit.
Fitbit has a little thing called Fitbit OS running on its versus smartwatches.
How long can it survive?
Why is this exciting All the possible outcomes are interesting.
Imagine a scenario where Google puts lots and lots of money into Fitbit and Fitbit catches up with Apple and features.
Imagine a scenario where Wear OS takes over Fitbit OS.
That could be disastrous or really successful, if Wear OS is tweaked like crazy, thanks to the Fitbit team.
What about if Google just lets Fitbit keep going like a little independent company within Google?
That's the least interesting, but it definitely would be weird.
Number two Microsoft madness.
The company showed off to foldable Surface devices in 2019.
Separate released in 2020.
There's a surface Neo, it has two nine inch displays.
It's running Windows 10 X for dual screen devices.
It's one of the crazier takes on a tablet/computer.
When you want it to act like a traditional laptop, you can snap a magnetic keyboard to one side.
The remaining screen area of that side can be used as a trackpad or run an app.
Then there's the surface dual.
This little guy has to 5.6 inch screens, runs Android and has a modem.
Microsoft says it's a surface device, but most of us think of it as a phone.
Could Microsoft actually be a player in the phone game of.
Again after it's miserable last attempt, I don't know but these are incredibly bold additions to the surface lineup.
Then there's the Xbox series x set for the holiday season 2020m.
Microsoft unexpectedly unveiled the device and a teaser.
The name suggests there could be more than one in the series.
Maybe Microsoft will offer various at launch.
And there's going to be competition with Sony's PS five slated for the same time.
And the number one most exciting tech thing of 2020 has to be the rise of 5G.
Yes, 5G is already here, but it should be mainstream.
In 2020, Qualcomm unveiled a couple of new chips that have built in 5G modems.
Oddly, it's not their top of the line model.
It's the Snapdragon 765.
And 765 that should mean we will see mid range phones in 2020 supporting 5G, it won't just be the super expensive ones.
Don't worry though the top of the line phones will also have 5G but it will come through a separate modem.
Samsung has several 5G devices but Google and Apple don't.
I expect that to change in 2020.
In 2019, Apple purchased Intel smart phone modem division for a billion bucks.
This will definitely factor into the 5G iPhone maybe I'll show up in 2020.
Also Google has a shot to line up it's Pixel 5 with 5G.
I mean that's kind of perfect right?
5G all the things 2020 should also be when USB four devices come out.
It's supposed to be crazy fast.
I wonder where self driving cars will fit into 2020 that'll be interesting too.
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