We’re almost in the middle of the year but it isn’t too late to look forward to these major tech trends. Technology is quickly evolving and it is not showing any signs of slowing down.
Last year, Virtual Reality exploded on the tech scene. Major tech companies like Sony and Oculus released their versions of VR headsets. As a result, the gaming industry is taking advantage of the device. The demand for unmanned aerial systems also rose in 2016. Even GoPro released their first model of a drone.
Now here’s what to look out for this 2017:
Although BlockChain has been started in 2008, it only garnered popularity in 2014. Blockchain was implemented in 2009 as a core component of the digital currency Bitcoin. It was the first digital currency in the world to solve double spending concerns without the need of a reliable administrator. The Economist described Blockchain as “a programming language that allows users to write more sophisticated smart contracts, thus creating invoices that pay themselves when a shipment arrives or share certificates which automatically send their owners dividends if profits reach a certain level.” Blockchain secures online transactions. According to Blockchains website, they are using a new technology to build a radically better financial system.
Blockchain secures online transactions. They are using a new technology to build a radically better financial system. Their software has powered over a hundred million transactions and empowered users in different countries. This enables the countries to have a quick transaction without having expensive intermediaries.
Internet of Things (IoT)
The internet of things is the inter-networking of devices, buildings, vehicles and other things that are embedded with technology that enables the objects to collect and exchange data. It is figured to provide advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services. IoT enables objects to be sensed and controlled remotely in existing network infrastructures. The use of IOT will provide efficiency, accuracy and economic advantages with reduced human intervention.
Sony made a tv that kinda lets you see sound. Sony introduced the first of its kind technology where the sound is emitted from the tv screen. The company was able to execute this with the use of a new Acoustic Surface sound technology whereas the screen resonates the sound. According to Sony it as the “perfect unification of picture and sound unattainable by conventional TVs”.
Aside from sound, picture quality has been greatly improving with Smart TV developers. OLED technology is now integrated into TVs. With this, LG unveiled wallpaper TV that is 2.6mm thin. It is so light that it can be hung using magnets on the wall. OLED beats LCD as it is lighter, thinner and uses less energy. It also offers the best viewing angle.
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