NEW TECHNOLOGIES WILL BE CONSOLIDATED IN 2015
2015 promises to be a very interesting year regarding new technologies. The internet of things, virtual reality, and new cars are just a few. We tell you what you should pay attention this year.
What I love about technology is that not for one second: every year appear developments promise to revolutionize the world. They succeed or not is another thing, but recently saw Revolution 3D printers, robots, internet everywhere … And that 2015 will bring its own. So I want to comment which I believe will be the new technologies that will shape trend this year and, why not, to come. Let’s reboot!
1- The internet of things and wearable technology
There is a clear trend: now all want to be cool gadget that has to be wearable, connect to internet and full of sensors . Last year we saw the explosion in watches and bracelets , which measure heart rate and distance traveled, but that’s just the beginning. Now it is becoming more common to have keychains with GPS, shoes to measure physical activity, glasses for internet or even headbands that measure brain activity.
Something strange thing is that greatly increases the dependence smartphone . And is that most of these wearable devices are controlled from the mobile, since being very young and have no screen as another is not. It scares me a little to think that we are increasingly linked to the mobile. Another thing … how is that information that “smart clothes” all this collects about my not give it to others? will have to be careful.
Either way, the wearable technology is here to stay. Proof of this is “Intel Curie” a chip the size of a button that incorporates bluetooth, physical sensors and processor activity. For now the “smart watches” are the first big bet, and this year could definitely hold .
2- The smart home
It is working hard on new systems that connect most of the appliances / components of your home. For example from your mobile you can control lights, appliances, stereos, etc and receive notifications of what’s happening in your home. Even, you’ll be able to set different tasks as events that occur or times of day. Thus, the lights will automatically latch to enter the room, the TV on when you wake up or the air pledge at certain temperatures.
Many of these things can now be done by setting each device individually, but the “magic” of the connected home is to do everything from a single application. A home where everything is connected to internet, all communicating with each other and the Smartphone is the center command .
The “smart homes” may take some time to take hold, but some of them are already a reality. Are the thermostats Nest learning the temperature you prefer during the first days of use and then work alone, the foci that detect who is in the room and even filmed what happens, or even the appliances from LG that can be controlled with messages text , speaking as if they were one person.
3- virtual reality glasses
The virtual reality is the next great evolution in the world of video games and enjoyment when watching the pelícu. Esfácil, you wear glasses and looks like you were where the action happens . You can even turn your head and see your side as you normally would. In short, a much more immersive feeling to watch the TV.
There are various types of glasses . The best known are the Oculus Rift , which cost US $ 350 and connect to the computer via an HDMI cable, after which you just have to start a compatible game. For now the list of compatible games is somewhat reduced, but has known games like Half Life 2. Most agree that tried: is spectacular , but of course, can tire and dizzy if widely used.
Another approach is that of glasses that have a compartment to put the smartphone . By the mobile screen and a special optical effect created virtual reality. Not as advanced as in public spectacles, but are cheaper and work. They are primarily designed to view movies stored on your phone, but serve to games, and not use cables are more comfortable. An example is “Gear VR” , goggles made between Samsung and Oculus to which you must insert a Galaxy Note 4.
Flexible curved screens and 4-
The flexible displays are shown as prototypes for years, but recently we are now seeing the first products that use them. For example is the LG G Flex 2 , a smartphone that can, at least a little bend. There are also the latest televisions from LG and Samsung , with inward curved screens that can be flat just pressing a button. We are, slowly, entering a new era of flexible gadgets.
But come on … What are the advantages of these curved screens? In TVs give a greater sense of immersion and seems you were faced with a larger screen than it actually is. For mobile, serve to screen in places that normally would not, as the edges of the Galaxy Round . This 2015 follow closely the phones with flexible displays. To see if other manufacturers, beyond Samsung or LG dare.