There are so many different types of technology we use on a day-to-day basis, but what do we really know about them? This article explores current technology trends that we use everyday, but may not know that much about.
Bluetooth technology has been around for a while, but many people still don’t know much about it or where it came from. Bluetooth technology was invented in 1994 by a group of engineers at the Swedish company Ericsson. In 1998 a group of companies came together and created the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). The technology got its name from the Danish King Harald Bluetooth. The King was known for uniting parts of Europe much like the Bluetooth technology that unites multiple devices. These days you can sync your device to play music, print up some documents, or talk hands free in your car all by using Bluetooth technology.
Our culture has been wireless for a while, that is until we need to charge up. Wireless charging is powered by inductive charging that uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two devices. There are a variety of advantages and disadvantages to using wireless charging. Some of the disadvantages holding back this tech trend is slower charging and inefficiency. Wireless charging technology has encountered a couple hurdles in order for it to become mainstream, but with major companies such as Starbucks and Ikea rolling out wireless charging features tied into their business model, this tech trend will eventually make its way into our everyday lives.
The most talked about wearable technology is by far the Apple Watch. There are enthusiasts and skeptics alike debating whether or not this current technology trend will be adopted universally or if it will only fade into the background and be forgotten. With pre-order sales soaring to a reported 2.3 million units, this tech trend might be here to stay. Other popular wearable technology devices come in the form of fitness trackers and track everything from calories to sleep.
Smart Home Solutions
There are a couple companies leading the charge on smart home automation systems. People tend to be more familiar with the Wi-Fi enabled thermostat and smoke detector system known as Nest. Nest began in 2010 by former Apple engineers and was recently acquired by Google in 2014. Since then, home automation technologies have continued to expand, with the latest buzz centered around Apple’s HomeKit. With this wireless home automation system, you’ll be able to control the lighting in your house, among other things, using voice commands via Siri.
As new technologies continue to evolve, their presence in every day life will become more and more integral. You’ll be able to program your home’s lighting schedule, while playing your favorite music through wireless Bluetooth speakers and checking email from your wristwatch. What’s next for technology?