Sometimes it feels that everything we do in the whole day is governed and controlled by a technology device. From checking our emails in the morning to reaching office by car to getting a good night’s sleep in our air conditioned bedroom, every activity involves and relies on the latest technology.
Technology is rising exponentially, whether comprising hardware or softwares. Honestly, it is a stark benediction on the masses, depending upon the way it is used. There are numerous potential aspects of ever-changing and advancing technologies, which are indeed going to improve our living with each passing day.
This year brings plentiful innovations that could bring a major transformation in the society. Scroll down to know top ten novel technologies that will change your living in 2015.
Windows 10 on the screen: Microsoft has announced the new version of Windows 10- a breakthrough after Windows8 (skipping the version 9). The company declared that it is architecturally much advanced such that calling it Windows 9 wouldn’t do justice. With the return of Start Menu and the option of customizing its layout, it is a much better version merger between Windows 7 and 8.
Similarly, the Action Center has easy usability with quick Bluetooth and Wi-fi functionality on the home screen. Further, a novel Notification Center is added above the Action Center which allows the synchronization of notification across the devices. Microsoft confirms that ‘Windows 10’ will also be the brainwave of next Windows smartphone. Moving a step ahead of Macbook, Microsoft has introduced a voice-assistant feature called Cortana.
Mobile E-Commerce: Linking world through your personal mobile phone is nothing less than a miracle. Far-flung activities of mobile phones have already simplified ways of our communication with loved ones, colleagues at work and clients outside the country. Now it is the internet shopping through mobile devices that have taken over. We can browse our favorite shopping websites through our Android phone get things delivered wherever we are in the world. The Holiday Season brings consumers incredible surprises and gifts via mobile websites.
The M-commerce is expected to kick off the sales and usage. The reports say that 34% of the global e-commerce transactions are done via smartphones and is foreseen to reach 40% by the end of this holiday season.
Electronic Wrist Wearables: If somehow you forget to carry yourmobile phone, you can get connected to your friends and family and have access to internet through wrist watches. Apple Inc.and Google wrist wearables will continue to win over a larger consumer base and provide an easy way to track their calories and stay fit.
Gartner recently mentioned that around 50% of the people considering buying a dapper wristband will switch their options to purchasing a techie smartwatch. Fitness wearables is the bandwagon among people of all ages. It is predicted that the werables business will show a remarkable growth of $70 billion by 2015 compared to $20 billion in 2015
Cheap smartphones-Value for money: The influx of numerous smartphones with up-to-date circuitry and state-of-the-art visual features are going to make the world go smarter in fewer prices. Lenovo, Samsun, HTC, Micromax, Motorola are few to mention. Since individuals rely on their handsets for almost 70% of their daily tasks, budget-savvy smartphones will influence continue to influence the masses, from elders to teenagers to kids.
No wallets, Credit cards but a Smartphone Payment: Forgot carrying your wallet? Nothing to worry as an Android smartphone or iPhone will replace the headache of carrying too many credit and debit cards. Your mobile phone will work as a credit card for a simple and secure payment at shopping malls, cafes and anywhere. These digital payments help us earn rewards and loyalty credits, offering great discounts on the next purchase. Google Wallet, apple’s Passbook, Isis cash card, Paypal have made shopping easier and faster.
Augmented Reality is a revolution: Although Google Glass has not seen a major success, the recent launch of Augmented Reality (AR) is going to transfigure the traditional business sector, displaying data and information more effectively. Besides gaming, companies like Microsoft are launching AR headsets for astronauts and doctors. Experts believe that once you own an augmented display, there is no need of other forms of presenting information while you are moving freely. You can just carry the careen with you on your glasses wherever you go.
3-D Printing is going to get cheaper and expand in all sectors like industrial, biomedical, customer application and many more. From your kids’ project work to precise and attractive PPTs for office, you can enjoy amazing visual printing effects. The technology has advanced so much so that it is capable of creating artificial hair, building blocks for kids and other hard plastic objects. Scientists have invented amazing 3-d printing methods capable of generating human body cell types.
Cloud Computing will endure and progress for Business Intelligence and brilliant storage architecture. As the world is advancing, this technology cloud is benefiting tech-savvy professionals and even organizations to increase their output with lesser workforce. A recent report from Microsoft and Forbes revealed that the US government is making sincere efforts and investments to implement Cloud technologies. Besides functional progress, several cloud computing companies are recently working for providing advanced security options and handling non-technical issues.
More and more web-based companies are emerging to follow the footsteps of internet giants like Amazon, Google, which is beneficial for both sellers and consumers. Global e-Tailers provide startups a global platform to expand their business and earn better traffic.
With the growth of embedded intelligence and analytics, systems will be more responsive to varying surroundings and produce customized outputs, giving luxury to individual users and big organizations.
We believe the world is changing rapidly. What about you?
About the Author:
Sonal Maheshwari loves pursuing excellence through writing and has a passion for technology. She has successfully managed and run personal technology magazines and websites. She currently writes for intellipaat.com, a global training company that provides e-learning and professional certification training.
The courses offered by Intellipaat address the unique needs of working professionals. She is based out of Bangalore and has an experience of 5 years in the field of content writing and blogging. Her work has been published on various sites related to Hadoop Training, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Project Management, Cloud Computing, IT, SAP, Project Management and more.
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