Technologies improve every day. The emerging new model of a phone, a computer or a processor carries something that in the future will be a common thing. If before the Internet was tied to the wires, now thanks to LTE technology, quick access to the World Wide Web can be obtained everywhere.
Cars with the development of Google will soon learn to manage themselves. Household appliances with might and main “friends” with communicators on Android. Although an artificial element has not yet been created, there are technologies that approach it as much as possible, and gadgets that realize this.
Thanks to this device, computer games have become completely different. Microsoft released a device that exploded the gaming market in 2010-2011. Now any controller for games has ceased to be necessary. Kinect supports the player’s commands, tied to his movement and voice. So, to jump on the screen, it is necessary to jump up in reality. To beat the ball with a racket, you must wave your hand. With this technology, immersion in the game will become much more complete. But Kinect is just the beginning. Soon, people will be able to immerse themselves in fully interactive game worlds.
Most recently, it seemed that such screens are something that came off the pages of a science fiction novel. However, today flexible displays are already a reality. Samsung has announced that in 2012 such an innovation will appear in its products. Do not pay attention to skeptics who wave off the flexible screens and consider them hopeless. At one time, people did not believe in touch screens either. But the new technology will give interesting opportunities. Just imagine – you can get out of the bag and lay out like a tablecloth your big tablet or wear a smartphone with a folded tube in your pocket.
Technologies of voice recognition.
Phones have long learned to perform voice dialing. But recently, Apple demonstrated the revolutionary technology of Siri. It can not yet be called an artificial intelligence, but it is quite close to this. Your smartphone people can be interested in the weather, the road to the right place, and a smart device will answer the questions you are interested in. The Siri program is just the beginning of a new way of working with technology. Computers are already beginning to learn and improve their dialogue with the person. Most likely in the not too distant future, we will be able to control the voice in general with all household and personal equipment.
Today people are increasingly storing their information not on their computers, but on the Internet. The term “cloud” has already firmly entered the lexicon of modern man. It means the ability to store information, music, movies in some remote server. A person does not even know where he is. Perhaps, in Europe, in America, and maybe across the road. Access to information is via the Internet. With the growth of its speed and the reduction in the size of devices for accessing the network, as well as storage devices, it is the storage of content in the cloud that is the best measure for its safety and centralization. In addition, such a measure allows you to save the memory of your computer, phone or tablet. For example, you can place a library of your favorite books or a photo gallery in a cloud, and then access your data from anywhere in the world.
Data centers and their heating of dwelling houses.
As the volumes of computer clouds grow, the companies that serve them build more and more data centers. In the course of their work they consume a huge amount of electricity. People came up with the idea that the heat released at the same time can be effectively used by heating them at home. Previously, it was believed that the data centers are not completely environmentally friendly. However, such a measure will reduce the negative effect of them and bring at the same time and benefit.
Face recognition technology.
Direct interest in such technologies is shown by marketing.When in 2011 Facebook announced that it would start using face recognition on the uploaded photos, this frightened many. Now people even recognize clever phones. This feature is included in the latest version of the Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich. It allows you to unlock the phone when the owner is looking at it. Just to deceive the device is not difficult – just show him a photo of his owner. But this is only the beginning. Experts predict that recognition of faces will soon be carried out everywhere. Do not hide from the computer look will be even in the bars. Recently, the company Scene Tap has installed in such drinking establishments cameras that analyze visitors. The computer calculates how young or old customers are, how many of them are women. Anyone can open a special application and find out what the audience has gathered in the bar. The information obtained will help a person to decide whether to go there. While it is not necessary to worry about privacy. But the recognition of persons can favorably affect marketing. After all, a billboard can react personally to every person passing by, offering him something that is more suitable for his sex and age. This technology already exists and there is no reason to believe that it will cease to spread. Google and auto without a driver.
Google is among those who are committed to making our lives better. Above her, many laughed and praised for the attempt to create an autonomous machine. True, the success of the project was called into question after the accident of one of the company’s prototypes. However, in the super-secret laboratory Google still work geniuses over this creation. It is even said that the innovative company will produce innovative cars. When such cars are brought to mind, people will immediately feel a bunch of benefits from such a car. The problem of the drunk driver disappears at the wheel, people will stop making mistakes because of fatigue, and simple errors in management will disappear. On the roads will be much safer. Nest is an advanced thermostat.
It would seem that what is innovative can be in a new thermostat. Meanwhile around the creation called Nest arose a serious stir. The device was unusually clever, he can adjust the temperature in the house based on the habits of the owner. Nest knows when no one is home, he allows for when a person is sleeping. And the design is just excellent. This device is one of the first steps to smart home appliances. They will be able to save electricity, and hence money.
In the direction of the smart house, Google also works. Not so long ago, she announced that she wants to create an Android @ Home system. It will allow the user to control all his home appliances, light switches and other electrical accessories using his smartphone. While Google itself does not disclose the details of its project, but this idea sounds extremely interesting. In remote mode, you can turn on and off the house light, put the apartment on the alarm. The problem of a non-switched off appliance will be solved once and for all, because it can be easily done from another place. Such a development will undoubtedly simplify life.
Google decided to conduct a high-speed Internet test in Kansas City. The new service was called gigabit Internet. Through leased lines, most people use Web access at a speed of 100 times less! Although such a gigabit Internet is possible in other countries, the US is not yet rushing to spread such a standard. And Kansas City has turned into a testing ground for running new Internet technologies, which soon will undoubtedly come to all the largest cities.
There is no doubt that this technology is the future. After all, it is able to provide access to the Internet anywhere.The term LTE (Long Term Evolution) itself means a long-term evolution. This wireless technology gives the same speed of access to the Network, as in normal conditions with wires or on Wi-Fi at home. Today, the largest operators are striving to increase the coverage of LTE networks. The question of how soon this technology will come specifically to our home is a matter of time. Soon we will smile at how in search of the Internet were forced to go to a special cafe. The LTE chips are already being built into tablets and phones. So soon anyone will be able to experience all the charms of access to the World Wide Web, even being far beyond the city.
Movies are becoming more interesting and interesting. And new technologies allow people to shoot home movies with an overview of 360 degrees. A camera called Kogeto Dot can be installed on iPhone 4 or 4S. She will turn the phone into a video camera with panoramic shooting. After shooting the clip, you can open it in a special program-player. It allows you to scroll the picture, watching what is happening at different angles. As a result, the same video can be viewed in different ways. This device gives many opportunities. After all, it can be used as a CCTV camera, it can be used to shoot video clips, art projects, it can be useful in considering court issues. And how the view on sports events will change! Now everything around us will fall into the lens and will not go unnoticed.
TVs with Internet access.
This technology is not even the future, but the most that neither is today. There are quite a few smart media players that provide the opportunity to use the TVs to go online – Boxee, Apple TV, Roku, Logitech Revue. Yes, and the manufacturers themselves are releasing serially TVs with built-in browser, YouTube player and other utilities for working with the Network. With the help of them you can work with streaming video services, which already exist a lot. Besides the mentioned YouTube it’s Netfix, Vudu, Hulu, Amazon Instant and others. Such smart TVs bring us closer to the moment when we can see what we want and when using the Internet. Why download a movie, if it can be found on the web and immediately viewed? It will help in this all the same gigabit Internet.
Today you need special glasses to view most 3D displays. And each manufacturer adheres to its own standard. But already there is a technology for viewing the three-dimensional image on the display and without glasses. True, it is so expensive that it simply frightens off producers. But in mobile devices three-dimensional screens are already in full use. Suffice it to recall the smartphones HTC EVO 3D and LG Optimus 3D, do not forget about the gaming system 3DS from Nintendo. Only here from the three-dimensional effects with unaccustomed dizzy, and to the ideal they are still far away. Today, 3D entertainment has become extremely fashionable. It’s enough just to look at how many films come out in this format. However, many are annoyed by the use of glasses to work with such content. Although today 3D is still far from ideal, there is no doubt that this technology is the future.
Solid State Drives.
Modern computers are already pretty fast. Nevertheless, owners of MacBook Air or an expensive ultrabook may notice that their machines work much faster than all the others. The fact is that they use not a conventional hard disk, but a solid-state drive, in which there are no moving parts. SSD technology is akin to flash memory, but it can transfer data much faster than conventional drives with rotating even at high-speed surfaces. Although SSDs are gradually becoming cheaper, this is extremely slow. Ordinary users will be able to afford discs in the volume of 64-128-256 gigabytes, and large amounts of money are absolutely sky-high.Usually, a SSD drive is used to run the system, because they do not place their media library with movies and photos. Another disadvantage of SSD is the number of outages. They break much more often than old HDDs. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that with the reduction of prices and the development of technology hard drives will give their place in modern computers faster drives.