Technology is possibly the biggest agent that can change the modern world. Although never without risk, technological breakthroughs promise solutions to the most pressing global challenges of our time. And with mankind’s intelligence and ingenious prowess, we are coming to an era where technology has become so advanced that amazing and cool inventions have been cropping up at a fast rate. Technology has continually impressed us and leaves us thinking, what’s next? The world has already been reshaped with great technologies, making our lives much more convenient. We have covered many new gadgets and technologies over the year so this time we have pick some new and interesting techs that we didn’t discussed previously. Here are some best techs released in 2015.
World’s first commercially available 10 Gigabit Internet
World’s fastest community wide available 10 gigabit internet is now available in Tennessee, USA, offering up to 10 Gbps of internet speed. Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state of Tennessee also known as “Gig City” for being the first in the USA to build a community-wide fibre optic network providing 1 Gigabit (1,000 Mbps) Internet. The city also announced an even bigger breakthrough as the company EPB is now offering world’s first 10 gigabit broadband. Unlike, point-to-point commercial installations which was done previously, EPB’s 10 Gbps service is now available for access by every home and business in the EPB covered area. The technology used to provide such vast speed is known as Time and Wavelength-Division Multiplexed Passive Optical Network (TWDM-PON) which is provided by Alcatel-Lucent.
Best Techs Released in 2015
Google has unveiled an interaction sensor that uses radar to translate subtle hand movements into gesture controls for electronic devices called the Project Soli. Tiny sensors have been created that fits onto a chip. The sensor is able to track hand gesture at very high speed and accuracy with radar, and use them to control electronic devices without physical contact. By using Google Gesture the need for designing knobs and buttons into the products like watches, radios, phones and medical equipment’s can greatly be reduced.
The gestures chosen by the Google team were selected to match the daily gesture that we perform every day. For example, swiping across the side of a closed index finger with a thumb could be used to scroll across a flat plane, while tapping a finger and thumb together would press a button.
Another technology revolution in 2015 was the advancement in 3D software technology. Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon and the University of California at Berkeley have developed the first application that lets users scale, rotate, and move onscreen objects in the 3-D space. These software’s now have tremendous benefits with the 3D printing and modeling, as it allows the physical fabrication of an object based only on a single photograph of the object. Normally, such task required hours of work and professional skills, but these 3D software allows them to do the work in minutes with very little processing power.
X-Ray Vision’ Tech Uses Radio Waves to ‘See’ Through Walls
X-Ray Vision is new technology that uses radio signals to see people movements through walls. According to the researchers, this technology could be the future of smart homes, gaming and health care. This system can beam radio waves and bounce off the human body. Then receivers pick up the reflections, which are processed by computer algorithms to map people’s movements in real time. This system labeled RF captured to identify 15 different people through a wall with nearly 90% accuracy. The RF captured system can even track their movements to within 0.8 inches (2 centimeters). This technology could have various advantages on the application level as it can be used for gesture-controlled gaming devices like Microsoft Kinect System, the monitoring of hospital patients vital signs, for security purposes and for motion capture for special effects in movies.
Project Fi by Google
Project Fi is Google’s project to provide fast and easy cellular service directly to phones. It provide the ability to combine access to both the network operator in USA i.e. T-Mobile and Sprint, with a SIM card that can switch between any of the two networks when there is no available wireless network in the nearby region.
Project Fi leans on WIFI and lets you both call and text when connected to Wifi. Special software provided in the phone empowers user to automatically switch to Wifi in order to help user limit the mobile data usage with the intervention of the user. It routes the data traffic through Google VPN for safety and connection stability.
Internet of Things
The internet of things (IoT) isn’t new: it’s all about connecting devices over the internet. This year some major developments were introduced in IoT. It makes your devices more intelligent and provides more ease to humans. IoT has clever functions that let you turn on heating remotely, set it to turn down the temperature if it’s a sunny day, or even turn off when there’s no-one home. IoT is more than smart homes and connected appliances, however, it scales up to smart cities – think of connected traffic signals that monitor utility use, or smart bins that signal when they need to be emptied – and industry, with connected sensors for everything from tracking parts to monitoring crops. The Internet of Things is one of those wider ideas that isn’t dependent on a single project or product, the idea of connected sensors and smart devices making decisions without our input will continue.