Technology means different things to different people, and everyone has their own set of preferences when it comes to such things. There are plenty of areas where one can look for the newest gadgets, and here, we try to provide a detailed analysis in all of these fields.
The latest fad amongst people all over the world seems to be smartphones. The cell phones that we use have certainly come a long way since the first wireless models that started hitting the stores in the 1980s. These phones have become smaller as time passed by, and now suddenly they seem to be getting bigger again. Smartphones perform a variety of computing tasks, and in addition to your regular telephonic services, these are mini computers that are extremely advanced today. All the tasks that you perform on your PC can also be performed on your cell phone now. Pretty much everyone in the world today is feeling the need for a smartphone.
In the last 5 years or so, these phones have acquired phenomenal new developing technologies, and you only need to look at some of the latest models like the Apple iPhone 4s, the Samsung Galaxy S3, the HTC One X, and the Blackberry Bold 9780, to know what I'm talking about. Today, you can check your email on these devices, surf the Internet, chat with people from all around the world, play some unbelievable mobile games, and watch movies on extremely clear screens. Have a look at the Retina-Eye display of the iPhone 4G and the Super Amoled screen on the Samsung Galaxy, to understand this.
Using the latest 3G and 4G wireless network technology, we can even watch live videos on our mobile phones and download media files in an instant. If you thought computers were the kings of convenience, then mobile phones are the uncrowned princes that will soon take over the world. Today, the major players in the market offering latest developments are Symbian from Nokia, RIM (the makers of Blackberry phones), Android from Google, and the iOS from Apple Computers. Understandably, these gadgets do not come cheap, and their ultimate aim is to provide us with everything imaginable right in our pockets. Every year, new technology is introduced in this segment, and the new concept of 'Augmented Reality' is something that we should be looking out for.
Some of the candidates for the best phone in the market today are as follows.
- Apple iPhone 4s
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- HTC Evo 4G LTE
- Sony Xperia S
- Nokia Lumia 900
Video games are something that appeal to people of all ages, and this is a fact that has been exploited completely by all developers, who regularly dish out the latest developments. The graphics that we see on our video games today have certainly come a long way. The quality and the details that we find are unbelievable, and this has led to a massive increase in the demand for good video game consoles in the market. Whether you are playing PC games, or are playing on the Sony PlayStation 3, the Microsoft Xbox 360, the Nintendo Wii, or handheld devices like the Sony PSP or the Nintendo DSi, you will find a range of games that will amaze you and keep you hooked on for hours.
The PS3 brought high-definition gaming to our homes, and we marveled at the effects we could see. The latest technology is definitely the motion sensing gaming technique that the Wii brought with it. This opened up a whole new demographic segment of adults who play video games, and this led to a surge in the sales of the Wii, and also a massive revolution in the video game development process. Sony and Microsoft also jumped onto this bandwagon with the release of their motion sensing gaming platforms, namely the Move and the Kinect respectively. The Wii definitely has a head start in this category, but these consoles are fast catching up now.
Another great advancement has been in the field of online games. Each of these consoles have their dedicated online gaming platforms, where you can pit your wits against the best players from all over the world. All you need is a wireless router to log onto these networks. Now you can even watch HD movies on these consoles along with the routine feature of surfing the Internet. The PS3 has taken it a level further by also acting as a Blu-Ray player. You can also enjoy these features on the best gaming laptops.
The future is extremely bright for these consoles and for game designers all over the world. Our lifestyles have become sedentary, and it is open to debate if video games are the cause or the effect of this. Either way, the entertainment that these devices provide is unmatched, and they are bound to witness even more developments.
The latest developments in computers is something that does not cease to amaze us. Ever since Microsoft arrived on the scene, we have seen the market flooded with Windows-based machines, even though the Macs and Linux-based machines are also widespread. It seems that every month we see machines and computer hardware getting more and more powerful than ever before. Whether we are using desktop computers, laptop computers, or netbooks in our homes and offices, they always seem to get obsolete in no time at all.
People involved in the creation of 3D animation and graphics have so many great tools to play with today. The advent of the Internet has opened up the world of computers to almost every family all around the world, and this is an industry that will never get old. New software languages are also constantly arising to make the task of website designing more intricate than ever before. These computers and the technology they offer are helping us out in numerous areas like health sciences, medicine, education, business, defense, production, entertainment, space exploration, nanotechnology, and plenty of other research-oriented fields, where computer uses come in handy. To imagine a world without computers today is next to impossible.
The supercomputers that we heard so much about in the past are now firmly set in the future, because we can now bring the most advanced machines right into our homes and perform infinite tasks on them. Social networking, blogging, mass media, and online shopping, are just some of the areas that have seen vast improvements, thanks to the developments in technology, as far as computers are concerned.
Our television sets are not averse to these developments as well, and they have come a long way since the mundane black and white TV sets of olden days. Today, we view our content on HDTV sets. These offer us tremendous resolution, and they have taken TV viewing to a whole new level.
The flat-screen TVs that you can buy in the market today are also built to consume very low levels of power, and this has made them very energy-efficient. The pixel per frame density (PPF) on some of the best HDTV sets are as high as 2 million, and this offers extremely clear picture quality. For someone looking to buy good television sets, plasma TVs, LED TVs and LCD TVs offer some great choices to pick from. These TV sets are excellent for playing video games as well, and the home theater systems that can be attached to them will simply blow your mind away.
Some of the developments in this area are those involving Digital TV and DirecTV, which enable you to get the best TV channels and shows of your choice, right on your TV set or even your computer. Apple Computers have also recently adopted a technology through which you can get the shows of your choice on your TV set with the help of an iPhone.
This table will tell you about some of the latest offerings in the various categories of technology.
|Cameras||Home Appliances||Music Players||Office Products||Other Gadgets|
|Canon EOS 500D/Rebel T1i||Samsung RF266AEWP Refrigerator||Apple iPod Touch||Epson Stylus NX515 Printer||Panasonic 3D Camcorder|
|Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS/Digital IXUS 80 IS||GE Profile JES2251SJ Microwave||Zune HD Player||Lexmark Interact S605 Printer||Kindle 3 Ebook Reader|
|Sony Alpha DSLR-A900||Bosch Integra 800 Series SHX98M09UC Dishwasher||Sony X-Series Walkman||Canon CanoScan 8800F Scanner||Alienware M17X Gaming Laptop|
|Sony Cybershot DSC-H3||Samsung WF448AAW Washing Machine||Apple iPod Nano||Epson Perfection V300 Photo Scanner||Panasonic TC-P50VT20|
|Nikon D5000||Hoover Tempo Widepath U5140-900 Vacuum Cleaner||SanDisk Sansa Clip+||Brother IntelliFax-4100e||Apple iPad|
|Nikon Coolpix P5100||Kenmore 75121 Air Conditioner||Archos 5 Internet Tablet||Sony Bravia VPL-HW15 Projector||Audioengine 5 Speaker System|
|Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1||Kenmore Single Undersink Drinking Water System 38454||Creative Zen X-Fi||OpenOffice Software||Klipsch Image S4i Earphones|
|Olympus E-450||KitchenAid Architect Series Oven||Cowon O2||Olympia OL6010 Office Phone System||Logitech Squeezebox Radio|
All these developments are supposed to help us make our lives easier, but sometimes, it certainly feels like our lives are all the more complex because of these very things. The importance of technology cannot be undermined in our lives, but we ourselves need to know when and where to draw the line.