Technology is always changing, and one of the best things about new technology is that products are always getting better, offering a higher level of convenience and more intuitive. From emerging brands to well-known companies, this year is shaping up to be filled with upcoming innovative solutions for tech enthusiasts and buyers who enjoy being up-to-date on the latest technology.
With so many new technologies surfacing, we couldn’t list them all if we tried. What we can do is share five of the most exciting releases that are generating the most buzz in the tech space. These products are set to have a major impact in 2018 and will likely become societal norms because of the value they provide to consumers and businesses.
By now, many of us have experienced virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) to some degree, and while VR has been all the rage, mixed reality will set new and intriguing standards. Mixed reality combines virtual and augmented reality with an immersive experience that allows you to interact with the environment instead of being a spectator. Some of the most popular brands in the world are continuing to work on these interactive environments to perfect the user experience.
By pairing virtual reality and augmented reality, mixed reality will allow users to enter a simulated world in high-definition. In this world, you can manipulate the setting, build things and interact with other users. Mixed reality headsets may be more accessible towards the end of the year, but the public availability of this technology will be a game-changer.
The Rise of Artificial Imagination
Artificial intelligence is becoming more imaginative thanks to dueling neural networks. Dueling neural networks will be the latest modernization to artificial intelligence.
Originally, artificial intelligence was built from inputting vast amounts of data into its system to enable a reliable decision-making process.
As developers and data scientists prepare neural networks to battle it out, these networks will begin to think for themselves in a revolutionary way. Similar to the human mind that is filled with bright ideas, artificially intelligent machines will be able to think of new information independently.
More Things Will Link to the Blockchain
Blockchain technology continues to exceed expectations as it integrates with traditional systems. The blockchain is at the foundation of cryptocurrency, but the technology can also offer high-level encryption to protect sensitive data for internet users.
The blockchain can monitor the supply and distribution chain as well. This would have a major impact on the methods of manufacturing and the shipping of household goods and food products. Monitoring and counting these items through the blockchain would show business leaders and consumers how many valuable resources are lost and wasted. As a result, the growing popularity of blockchain could encourage a culture of conscious shopping habits, putting less strain on our natural environment and making the production process more efficient.
First, there was Siri. Then, there was Alexa. Now, it’s time to meet Kuri. Kuri is a robot that brings together the abilities of smart devices, so what sets Kuri apart? She is a moving robot who happens to be equally smart and adorable. Kuri is a home assistant that can follow you around after she learns how to navigate your home.
Buyers will be able to use Kuri to answer questions, enjoy leisure activities (like listening to music) and take a few selfies or videos if the mood strikes. Kuri’s eyes double as a camera, helping you to capture the fun and special moments you’ll want to share with family and friends without using your hands.
Wireless Chargers Will Get A Major Upgrade
Convenience was the driving force behind the wireless charger. Because smartphone owners use their mobile device so frequently, a solution for keeping the battery charged without the restrictions of cords continues to be a growing demand amongst consumers.
Wireless chargers are already on the market, but most users agree that a few upgrades are in order. Apple is addressing the shortcomings of wireless chargers with AirPower. AirPower will function as a wireless charger that can power multiple devices simultaneously. Not only will it give users more freedom as their phone charges, it will prevent their favorite devices from wasting power when they aren’t being used and can’t be plugged into an outlet.