Edenpixel brings you the hottest modern gadgets. Technology surrounds us and we cannot live without it. New gizmos are invented all the time and the most trivial of devices are smart, with an electronic chip for a ‘brain’.
Technology is getting more sophisticated in the modern world and the demand is high. So, the challenge is to make gadgets more efficient.
The processing power of electronic devices doubles every two years. So in two years, the device will have a double performance.
To better explain this exponential growth, it was not very long ago during the first landing on the moon, that computers had a processor similar to an analog watch.
Technology is progressing in all industry types.
Some companies have introduced the ipad to it’s cockpit, operated by pilots to carry out numerous performance calculations including the configuration of the aircraft’s take-off.
Also, Virgin has unveiled a full-scale model of it’s Galactic Spaceship 2 where the price for a ticket to space will cost $ 175,000.
By late 2018, Space X intends to launch a moon flight trip at a cost of a whopping $70 million.
Plans have been proposed for using a space station as a hotel.
Sensor gadgets are revolutionizing the agricultural sector. These precision instruments fit on drones and allow crops-health monitoring. This tracks the evolution of crops and estimates yield potential, resulting in higher end profits.
In China, 3-D printed houses are being built. The concept of 3-D printing has gone mainstream, from printing toys to more large-scale objects.
One other exciting new idea is a roadway that charges electric vehicles. The technology to charge a stationed electric car exists. The next step is to charge moving vehicles. No more refueling stations!
Today’s generation is already moving towards the digital age and it is very common to find tablets being used in schools across all age groups. We are also likely to see intelligent robot tutors and automated marking of exam papers soon.
Our well-being is cherished and today’s technology helps us keep in good shape and form.
Wearable gadgets like wrist-bands are able to monitor an individual’s metrics. Remote operation allows the consumer to be healthy away from a health organisation.
Robots are being created to redefine industrial automation. One of these robots is named ‘Baxter’. Baxter tackles the following conventions:
- difficult to program
Baxter starts at a price of about $25,000 and can be programmed through a touch-screen interface without complex programming. The robot is also armed with sensors that detects people for safety.
The telecommunications industry is one of the most competitive industries today. All corners of the globe are designing their variants, Apple from USA, Samsung from South Korea, Sony from Japan, Huawei from China and Q-Mobile from Pakistan.
The Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp released ‘Robohon’, a robotic smartphone in late 2016. The region is up to par in both robotics as well as smartphones and it is interesting to see a market leader trying to make the best of two worlds.
Telecommunications is trending more towards mobile internet over it’s counter-part, GSM (Global System for Mobile communication). So it is likely for the GSM technology to be tuned for mobile internet coverage.
The applications of quadrotors in aerospace has only just scratched the surface. Amazon plans on using quadrotors to deliver packages to the consumer very soon.
In 2014, the technology of helicopters and motorcycles was combined resulting in the hover bike.
Another solution addressing congested city roads are overhead cars.
The hyperloop concept claims to move between cities a hundred kilometres apart within just 10 minutes.