We have seen a great deal of technology advances in the 2000’s. Currently, some of the best ones have occurred in the past 2 years. With the rise of more user friendly electronics and other products, people love the new advancements being made for cellular phones and other items. Below are some of the top technological advancements that have happened since 2008.
Cell phones with Navigation
GPS businesses have to move over with the recent technology of including a navigation program on mobile phones. With the easy of turn-by-turn directions straight from your cellular device, sales of GPS systems that are installed into cars are slowly becoming obsolete. The freedom of being able to carry your navigation with you by keeping your phone on you at all times is very appealing to many travelers.
3d Theaters and Televisions
3d movies have been around longer than the late 2000’s, but a recent trend that began in 2008 saw the installation of new screens in many movie theaters. We are also now seeing similar technological advancements in television production. Many TV companies are developing products with 3d capabilities so that such movies can be watched in the comfort of your own home.
Mini computers have become a very beneficial advancement for many people on the go. The lightweight, tiny laptop makes it easy to carry your business with you on the road. College students, business travelers, and others have found owning a netbook to be advantageous. Some of the cons of these products include small profit margins for businesses, as well as outdated and slow operating systems for consumers.
Electricity is an important component needed to give our gadgets the power to operate. However, 2009 saw a reduction of power cords and other types of adapters to charge these items. Instead, we are now switching to inductive power through the use of charging pads and stations. This allows owners to easily power their electronics without long cords that are capable of being a tripping hazard. Future advancements on this technology include adding the charging abilities straight into table tops and other surfaces.
Mobile Phone Applications
With the opening of the iPhone App Store in 2008 came over 100,000 developed apps. Many apps are free or provided a lite version that does not cost anything. Others may range in price from $0.99 to $9.99 or higher. Aside from Apple, other cell phone companies jumped on board as well, and you can now purchase apps for Blackberry, Palm, and several other smart phones. These apps vary widely in their uses, and can make life easier with their functions. Popular applications are used to budget money, track weight loss, play games, and check the weather or movie listings.