What's the Latest Technology?
Technology changes the life and work style of consumers and business owners. For consumers, it creates a convenience in their everyday life. For example, we are able to shop online 24/7. We don't need to take an hour to get ready while your husband is nagging you to leave the house. For business owners, it’s easier for them to communicate around the world, despite the time difference. We are able to communicate through video chat and emails, and interact in ways nevr thought possible just a decade ago. Technologies advance quickly so let's look at how is technology use in varies industries and the latest technology.
Table of Contents
- 5 Most Tech-Friendly Cars in 2013
- Chart of Tech-Friendly Car Prices
- Poll Time: Which Tech-Friendly Car Do You Like Most?
- 5 Latest Technologies Introduced at CES 2013
- A Video on Samsung YOUM at CES 2013
- Poll Time: Which latest technology is your favorite at CES 2013?
- CES 2014: 5 Latest Tech Gadget
- Video: How Can EyeLock myris Log You Into a Computer?
- Poll Time: What's Your Favorite Tech Gadget from CES 2014?
5 Most Tech-Friendly Cars in 2013
Technology has enhanced all sorts of spectrum in the universe. One of these enhancements includes car technology. Compare a car made in 2003 and now, you can see a huge improvement of entertainment system and many more. Let’s look at some of these tech-friendly cars made in 2013.
1. Audi A8
The Audi A8 is equipped with WiFi and lets up to eight devices to connect over the high-speed LTE wireless internet. What’s one cool factor about this car? When the car is turned off it hides its 8-inch LCD screen, so you don’t have to worry it will attract car thieves. The Audi car system also includes navigation, smart mobile phone integration, DVD play, SD slots and a SIM card slot.
2. Lexus LS 460
Combine luxury and technology, you have Lexus LS 460. The car features four climate zones that is equipped with Bing search. Pandora Radio, intelligent driving assistant and dynamic radar cruise control. The Lexus LS 460 has ones of the largest LCD screen at 12.3 inches with navigation and entertainment information at the same time.
3. Infiniti JX35
The creators of Infiniti JX35 have probably made this car based on moms’ daily needs. The car is equipped with “Infiniti Connection” which allows the driver to syncs up with a smart mobile phone calendar and help the drive remember that the kids have soccer practice on Mondays or piano lessons on Wednesdays. The car also comes with a great safety prevention system that has four cameras and an 8-inch touch screen.
4. Honda Odyssey
The Honda Odyssey is probably the best for road trips. The car features an overhead of 16.2-inch screen with a built-in DVD player perfect for kids to watch their favorite show. The coolest feature with the screen is that you can play video from two different sources with a split screen option. How cool is that?
5. Toyota Avalon
The first thing that comes to mind of a sedan family car is plain boring, but Toyota has updated the features in the Avalon. The car is equipped with Toyota Entune suite which allows the driver to pull data from their smartphone onto a 7-inch screen, listen to Pandora radio and search on Bing. Also, Toyota knows that your mobile device can slip and slide in the car so they included a non-slip surface to hold your phone and a charging station on the go.
A Chart of Car Prices
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Lexus LS 460
Which tech-friendly car do you like most?
5 Latest Technologies Introduced at CES 2013
The beginning of 2013, there is already a list of new exciting technologies waiting to be revealed at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). There are a lot of improvement and advancement in various gadgets in 2013. Here are 5 latest technologies we can expect to hear more about in the next few years.
1. 5-inch, 1080p Displays
The HTC J Butterfly features a 5-inch 1080p screen, an impressive 440 pixels-per-inch for high resolution imagery and a full HD movie playback. Expect many devices with these features including brands from Samsung, Lenovo, Sharp, ZTE and LG. The battery life is still the main concern for these devices; hopefully we will see some improvements to the battery life in the near future.
2. Cameras with Low-light Capability
Nokia has set a great example of low-light mobile phone camera photography with the Lumia 920 and it’s optical image stabilization called PureView technology. Expect other companies to try to implement their own ideas to the new technology and in the hope create something for night-time photography. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Apple spent more money and time to improve their already great iPhone camera focusing on low-light performance.
3. LTE Will Be Everywhere
In 2013, you can expect to see more mobile phones to have 4G LTE radios abilities. As more networks of 4G technology are getting set up by companies, there will be pressure on phone manufactures to make sure that LTE is included on all mobile devices. Also, expect new chipsets to have greater performance without a compromise in wireless speeds.
4. HAPIfork Smart Fork
It seems like everyone is a health freak nowadays to eat healthy and exercise every day. The Haplfork smart fork might be a nice gadget for those health freaks out there who likes to measure their blood pressure, heart rate or a number of steps you’d taken on a normal daily basic. The smart fork has a few more functionality like calculating how much you’re eating or vibrating when you’re eating too fast. Would you get one of these?
5. Bendable and Flexible Samsung Youm
This could be one of the major changes to TVs in recent years, flexible screens was introduced at this year’s CES. With the latest technology, OLED technology allows phones and TVs to be paper-thin and bendable. Both Samsung and LG introduced a concave TV prototype suggesting that in a few years TVs doesn’t have to just be flat rectangles. Furthermore, Samsung shared their concept for a flexible phone called “Youm.” The phone is described as pliable and near-unbreakable screen.
A Video on Samsung YOUM at CES 2013
Which latest technology is your favorite at CES 2013?
CES 2014: 5 Latest Tech Gadget
Anyone attended CES 2014 in Las Vegas? Last year we highlighted five of the latest technologies introduced at CES 2013. We can’t miss this year’s latest technologies. Here are 5 of the latest technologies you can’t miss for 2014.
1. Samsung Bendable TV
Last year Samsung introduced the bendable smartphone and this year they introduced an 85-inch bendable TV! When you tab a button on the remote, the TV will bend and curve. Samsung only introduced the prototype and it may not be available to the market. Although it may not be available to the market, imagine how much it will cost!
2. EyeLock myris Iris Scanner
The EyeLock myris changes fingerprint scanning to whole new level. The idea behind the EyeLock myris is to use the iris as a password to access or log into a site when you hold up the device and look at the sensor. The device is a mouse-size device that plugs into your computer’s USB port. EyeLock mentions that the iris is more secure than fingerprint scanning because not even identical twins have the same iris patterns. The first EyeLock myris is scheduled to release for the first half of 2014.
3. Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept Car
Ford has designed the C-Max Solar car so people will actually want to drive the car. When you think of a solar-powered car, large articulating panels come to mind. The solar panels will obviously be place on the top of the car and it claims that the sun could fuel 75% of its trips. Who wouldn’t want one? Save money on the rising gas prices.
4. Makerbot Z18 Industrial 3D Printer
In 2013, 3D printing has made major headlines and it’s no surprise to see 3D printing technology introduced at CES. The Makerbot Z18 is built to create large objects such as lamps or small pieces of furniture up to 10 small ones simultaneously. Can anyone guess the cost? At $6,499, it’s fairly possible to own one yourself.
5. Parrot MiniDrone
Many companies introduced drones at CES this year, but the most eyecatching one is the Parrot MiniDrone. It is a scaled down size of their classic AR.Drone. The MiniDrone is perfect for playing indoors and the ability to travel by land or air. The drone is set at an affordable price point at $299 and set to go on sale later this year. It may be a great Christmas gift!