We have reached 2016. The year 2015 had quite a few incremental advancements in technology. There were advancements with genome sequencing and biotech, technological applications for emerging countries, and a lot of progress in connected tech and self-driving cars. 2016 will likely continue the trend. We are less likely to see ground breaking advancements in smartphones and wearables, but will see more connected devices and technological applications in the automotive space, like self-driving cars. Google has made a lot of progress with its project and others like Alibaba and Baidu are also building teams for developing self-driving cars. We are also seeing US states passing laws that allow these vehicles on roads. Besides self-driving cars, connected home appliances like washers, dryers, refrigerators and microwaves could also gain traction. 2015 was also the year shown in the Back To The Future movie as the “future”. While we don’t have hoverboards yet, we are getting there. The XKCD comic answers all the questions.
The year 2014 has ended and 2015 is upon us. The theme for 2014 was wearables, more smartphones and some advancements in TVs. We saw curved TVs, 4K TVs and more 3D TVs. Most of all, wearables were the big thing. We saw all kinds of wearables from smartwatches to fitness trackers to authentication bands. Pebble started shipping Pebble Steel, Google started shipping the LG Watch and Moto 360. Samsung’s $600 watches were down to $199 with Android wear installed. However, not a lot of people outside the tech world bought these wearables. CES is around the corner and we will likely see the trend continue. There will be more TVs (slightly cheaper this time), more wearables that people would want to buy, and home automation gadgets. As we have seen wearables get smaller, now we will see them get stylish and more fashionable so people would want to buy and wear them. We would also see more economical wearables with smartwatches in the sub-$100 range. CES will also showcase home automation and smart kitchen appliances. We will start seeing washers, dryers, refrigerators and kitchen appliances talk to each other. So 2015 might just be the year wearables start becoming common and people start getting smart appliances.
The year 2013 has come and passed by and we have entered 2014. Technology has progressed from smartphones to smart-devices, mainly wearables. Devices like FitBit and Nike FuelBand have gained some popularity and the Pebble smart watch has encouraged other manufacturers to enter the smart watch market. This year’s CES is all about these transitions. Belkin has announced a refreshed line-up in its WeMo smart devices category. Pebble unveiled the Pebble Steel smart watch. There are also some updates in the 4K television area and Samsung has announced its bendable-TV. While there is very limited 4K content, manufacturers are making 4K video cameras to enable content creation. But 2014 is likely to be a year of smart-devices, led by a flood of smart watches.
We have concluded 2012 and entered 2013. Here is a comic strip that summarizes the current scene in the technology space and gives an insight into 2013.
Happy New Year to all. 2011 was another year of technological advancements. There were many breakthroughs in science as well as new trends in consumer electronics. The tablet market grew astonishingly with the iPad still dominating the scene. With smartphones, tablets and the new category of ultrabooks, we are moving towards the era of portability.
I will be attending CES 2012 this year and will post updates on Twitter, so be sure to follow me @JashSayani
2010 was a eventful year in technology with new revolutionary products like the iPad, iPhone 4 and plethora of Android devices. There were also many advancements in Electric powered vehicles like Nissan Leaf and the Volt. 4G was only in Sweden in 2009, but in 2010 it touched many regions, specially in the United States.
Happy 2011! CES has already begun and there are a lot of tablets being unveiled. Stay tuned for more posts…
2009 had been a good year. There were many technological advancements. We had 2 major OS releases: Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Google unveiled the Chrome OS. Google also released Wave and Google Voice services. Microsoft came up with the My Phone service to provide backup platform to Window Mobile users. Nokia started the Ovi Store. We also got to see Kindle 2 this year. And now, Sweden got the first 4G network. So its been an eventful year.
Happy 2010! This year will continue to have more awesome software and gadgets. So stay tuned…