What do you do when you want to find out about something? You probably jump on your laptop and search for it on the Internet. You might sit down and watch the news on your massive television, or you could even take your fancy mobile phone out of your pocket and call a friend. We rely on technology when we want to communicate these days. Even paperback books are becoming extinct as eBook readers slowly take over the world.
Do you remember when you were a child and you wanted to see if your friend was coming out to play? You would have to walk around to their house and knock on the door. Did you try to make a telephone out of two empty tins and a long piece of string? We’ve come a long way and it’s only going to get more exciting as we get older. If you’re wondering about some of the ways you might be communicating in the future we can take a look at some crazy ideas.
You need to imagine that you’re sitting in your office and someone tells you it’s time to speak to a room full of people in China. It’s a bit late to jump on an airplane and fly there in person, but you don’t need to. All you need to do is wear a suit and speak like you normally would. Everyone in China will feel like you’re actually there because they will be looking at a lifelike hologram. It will be a great way to conduct business and you won’t need to go away for a few days.
Sooner or later we will be able to speak to someone just by thinking what we want to say. We already have prosthetic limbs that can be moved using the power of our thoughts. One day in the future we will have a chip implanted in our brain and when we think of something it will be sent to the person you’re trying to communicate with. Maybe it’s not real telepathy because we have to use technology, but it’s real enough and it will change the world.
I bet you’ve been listening to stories about virtual reality since you were a small child. Will we be able to put a mask on and be transported to another world? It will happen and there will be so many things we could do with it. Our children won’t need to go to school because they could sit in their bedroom and be transported to a virtual classroom. Google are paving the way with their augmented reality glasses which should be ready very soon.
3-D display computers
It’s not going to be long until we won’t need to sit in front of a flat screen when we browse the Internet. Computer displays will eventually become three-dimensional and we can pick and choose things with our hands instead of having to control a mouse. If they’re going to become available for computers you can guarantee it won’t be long until they are also available for smartphones. It’s going to be one exciting future.
Speech to speech translation
When you are in a completely different country it’s hard to get around because of the language barrier. Can you imagine walking into a restaurant and being able to order anything you want? You might not have to wait much longer because you will eventually be able to understand other languages without speaking them. You just need to wear a gadget that listens to what someone is telling you and it will translate the words into your own language.
Are you ready for the future?
I’m sure you will agree that the future is going to be special. Is there any special futuristic technology you would like to see? What is your favorite one we’ve talked about today?
Author of this post, Alan Wilkins; works for Georgia telecom. Communication technology, is his subject of interest and has researched about the same for many years. He likes to blog about various technological issues and has come up with a gem in the form of this article.
Google has been recently developed a hands-free wearable smart device called Google Glass. Google Glass is really a new advanced device that has the ability perform any mobile task even without moving your hands. It is wearable device for user.
Watch Your Health with Google Glass
Google Glass is very beneficial for tracking your health where ever you are, anytime of day. This device has special medical feature that allow you to know your present body temperature, allergic symptoms, blood pressure and some other general health matters.
Bone Conduction Transducer in Google Glass
Usually, bone conduction generates the sound transmission through the bones in your skull going through the inner ears. Due to bone conduction transducer, human voice sounds unusual when it was recorded. Google Glass that will be able to eliminate the usage of regular headphones for communicating.
Technical Specifications of Google Glass
Google Glass is capable of taking 5MP shooter pictures together with autofocus feature. As well it has the ability to offer high resolution display of 25-inch HD screen even in a distance of 8 feet. It is featured with 16GB flash memory and 12GB of this will be coordinated with the storage of Google Cloud.
Video Calling & Picture Taking with Google Glass
You only need to speak loud the word “Google Glass” and it can record videos and capture pictures. There’s no need to touch the device to capture images. Simply amazing! The recorded videos and captured images will directly save to the 4GB flash memory. As well this device will allow the user to share photos and videos through email and social sharing sites.
This feature is for those who have forgot the name of the person they have already met. Google Glass automatically provides the details of the person you have already met. From name to relationship status, it tells you everything in just a couple ticks. This could be very beneficial if you can’t remember people.
Google Maps in Google Glass
If you are a kind of person that utilizes Google most of the time then this feature is right for you. By wearing Google Glass you can Google everything in an easy manner. By walking somewhere down the road you can get to the specified destination by simply accessing the map through Google Glass.
Appointments and Calendar Feature
You can keep track of all your important appointments. You can set the calendar to appear on the lenses. You won’t need to check your smartphone for schedules.
Google Glass Responds to Voice Commands
The function of Google Glass is to provide almost all information you could need. Google Glass will show your SMS the moment it was sent to you. As well it notifies when there is email dropped at your inbox. And it’s pretty amazing because you can reply the sender through voice command. No need for typing a long messages.
Translate Language in Google Glass
This feature is very handy and very useful if you are traveling outside your country. Just ask your Google Glass for the language translation. Google Glass is able to translate a word, sentences, and phrases.
Google Now Integration
Google Glass was also integrated with digital voice assistance for search. The function is able to record your daily habits. From the kind of food you eat to everything you do in the office. As well it provides you alternate routes to avoid traffic, and update you occasionally about the weather conditions.
About the Author:
Stacy Carter is a tech writer, guest poster and blogger. She is a permanent writer of the site: Cell Phone Spy. Stacy loves writing news, reviews, updates and articles about technology, social media and internet marketing through online exposures.
For many users touch screen typing is an awkward rather frustrating activity. Thankfully there is a growing range of keyboards available for use with tablets on the market. Microsoft recently launched its new Surface tablet which comes complete with two choices of keyboards that also function as covers. Offering the keyboard as part of the deal, Microsoft’s newest creation is aiming to compete with Apple’s iPad for dominance in the tablet market. We’ve had a look at some of the keyboards that are available.
Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad
The Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad is arguably the best for available for iPad owners. It is a compact unit which can connect with your iPad, iPod touch and iPhone wirelessly via Bluetooth, offering you a good level of remote connectivity. The individual keys are not too small and there is a good level of responsiveness when in use which can sometimes be a problem when using wireless technology. It comes equipped with a solid carrying case for your keyboard which doubles as a stand for your tablet, giving added versatility.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Keyboard Dock
This is a comfortable soft touch keyboard that features an integrated charging and media dock. The tablet sits neatly in the dock and makes the galaxy tab much easier to navigate, improving the user experience. The keyboard has extra keys that are very responsive and allow you to access key features on your tablet without any difficulty. This keyboard is a solid choice for anyone wanting to improve the usability of their Galaxy Tablet.
Kensington KeyFolio Keyboard
Kensington have produced a range of keyboard cases for both iPad and android tablets. Flexible and easy to set up, the combination of the case and the keyboard gives a lot of versatility whilst providing your tablet with a durable case that protects the tablet from the wear of daily use. This wireless enabled keyboard features a reliable rechargeable battery and spill proof keys for any minor accidents you might have whilst out and about!
Lenovo Tablet Keyboard
Lenovo’s latest computer/tablet hybrid functions as an ultrabook that can tranform into a touchscreen tablet. It attempts to give users the best of both worlds, with the functionality of a laptop and the portable convenience of a tablet. The keyboard is only accessible when in its laptop form which will cause problems for those of us who do not enjoy using touchscreen typing for tablets. The general versatility of the whole hybrid product does make up for this however, as if you are totally against typing to the touchscreen all you need to do is flip the screen over and say hello to your laptop again!
Thanks to Les from the Snugg for this post. Les loves all things mobile and contributes to a number of tech blogs. Check out the latest iPad keyboards by The Snugg at Amazon.
Whether you’re an Android-owner, or if you gave into the iPhone craze, more applications are now available to anyone who owns a smart mobile device. In 2012, we have seen our share of new websites and apps that have revolutionized the consumer market, specifically through Apple App Store and Google Play.
This year, new apps that span demographics are being introduced to the playing field competing with new, updated versions of last year’s products. Here’s a list of five of the hottest apps that have taken the consumer market by storm:
Statistically, people over the age of 30 have a much higher probability to invest in different publicly shared companies due to the fact that they have more income and tend to have more knowledge and interest in the stock market. An app that was created by two Stanford grads is making investing a lot easier for people of all ages. Conceptualized in 2012 and brought into the public sector in early 2013, Robinhood was launched in order to place stock market wisdom into everyone’s pocket, turning Wall Street into an equal playing field.
The app works by providing a daily update of popular stocks. The user then has the option of adding these stocks to a “watch list”. The app tracks the rate of the stock as well as any news that is put out by the companies and media organizations in order to keep users informed of internal structuring. The app also allows users to recommend certain stocks to your friends and other users (this also works vice-versa) through the feed. If you want into the stock game, Robinhood allows anyone that uses it the convenience of informed and easy investing without the extra cost of hiring an stock advisor.
Ready to enhance your fundraising efforts? Kickstarter, launched on Valentine’s Day of this year, has gained a lot of publicity after the efforts of actress Kristen Bell who used this app in order to raise funds for a possible “Veronica Mars” film. After a few days, the film was funded in it’s entirety, giving fans hope for a film and consumers exposure to what exactly Kickstarter does. Kickstarter is an app that allows users to post projects and get funded by other users.
The project could be as big as a film in the silver screen (as previously mentioned) or as small as a simple short-film production. The projects are ranked by popularity, giving users an idea of which projects are more likely to come into fruition. Whether you’re looking for someone to fund your project or you’re just looking to help someone in need, Kickstarter is the perfect app that can get the task done fast and effectively.
Launched in Feb. 2013, Sunrise has been mentioned to be the best calendar app that you will ever use, possibly replacing the calendar you have in your iPhone or Android. When you download the app, you immediately get a torrent of feed added to your calendar, syncing with most social media networks in your mobile device so you never miss an interview or birthday. Not only is it efficient, but it’s clean and easy to understand providing a simple user interface. Try it out! It’s free and it will definitely make your life easier.
Today, we have apps that play movies, TV shows and even concerts, but for the theater buff, there has not been anything that meets their needs, until now. Digital Theater is a revolutionary new app that allows people to see plays and musicals through the convenience of their own smart phone. Having a pay-for-play setting, similar to iTunes, users are able to stream their favorite performances. The app works best on WiFi networks, as most video streaming apps do, so be sure you have a reliable connection if you’re using one or look online for wireless internet deals. Although the app is not free, it is still an invaluable investment to theater junkies and to those who have not yet experienced the magic of the performing arts.
There has never been an easier way to create and build your own short movies! Introduced to the public in 2013, Qwiki has been ranked one of the most popular apps this year by Gizmodo. Essentially, Qwiki takes your photos and videos, selects the best ones and in a matter of a few edits, turns them into short movies. It’s the best way to make short videos after your vacation to Europe, your birthday party or even a wedding! It’s the best way to make something memorable for free!
As the year moves forward, new apps will be launched into Google Play and the App Store, so why not check them out through your mobile device? Keep in mind, however, that not all are apps are available in both devices as of yet, but be on the lookout!
When selecting an internet service provider, the usual main consideration is geography: which companies provide service in your area and which ones do not. Fortunately, the increasing role of technology not just in using the internet but in accessing it has allowed many providers to break free of the chains that once limited where they could operate. If you are seeking an internet service that doesn’t fit a cookie-cutter mould, then there are several options from which to choose. We have outlined four features for residential internet service that are cost-effective, technologically adept and flexible when it comes to what you expect in your home-based connection.
We all remember the days when signing up for a new internet connection meant committing to a 1 or 2-year contract in order to get a fair price on the service. Thankfully, costs associated with initiating and maintaining internet infrastructure have been in consistent free-fall, and you can now procure a solid internet connection for a very reasonable price. With it no longer being cost-prohibitive, we are actually seeing select companies beginning to offer service without contracts, with the main premise being that their level of service should be the reason for customer retention – not some scary contract.
Integrated Ad Blocking
Oh, the frustration of dealing with pop-ups and those intrusive web-based advertisements. It seems as if more and more people have abandoned traditional media in favour of internet-based solutions, the number and frequency of advertisements on the internet has only increased. This in turn has led to a counter-attack in the form of browser add-ons and software suites that block or minimise the occurrence of these ads. But what if your internet automatically did that for you? Several ISPs have been experimenting with ISP-based ad block programs, making sure the advertisements never appear in your browser in the first place.
Hotspots & Wireless Access
Just a few years ago, carrying the internet around in your pocket meant having a mobile phone that could just barely be used for browsing: most people used it for the simplest of tasks. Today, however, you can have access to full-fledged internet service thanks to the use of a wireless hotspot. With both prepaid and post-paid services available, the only strings attached these days are how often you need to charge your hotspot. Best of all, competition among providers has lowered the price of wireless internet access near to that of traditional internet, making it a great choice for those who live outside of high-speed areas or need a dedicated connection wherever they find themselves.
With the concept of web-based businesses and blogs becoming more and more prevalent, an increasing amount of internet services now offer multiple forms of web hosting – whether that be unlimited email addresses, a set amount of web space or rapid transfer support (RTP). In past years, providing for these solutions would have been difficult, but the development of high speed networks and cloud-based computing these days has facilitated the ability for just about any internet service to offer these perks – but beware: not every internet service has made this great leap forward.
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This post was submitted by guest blogger Jake Moore. He works with Connexus, fast growing internet service providers based in Australia. When he is not working with networking equipment, Jake likes playing golf and cricket.