Technology to Look Forward to in 2016

2015 has been a tremendous year for ICT across the globe with some of the leading tech companies unveiling their greatest flagship devices. There are number of new technology gadgets due this year as well. We have compiled our list of the coolest and greatest gadgets that will bring massive changes in the industry so everyone should look out for.

Technology to Look Forward to in 2016

Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED)

Over the years LCD got replaced by LED as the technology advanced and devices required more clear and effective display, consuming minimum energy resources to increase the battery time. Now another improvement in technology is surfacing as traditional LCDs. And LEDs will be replaced by OLED.

OLED is better than LCDs and LEDs as it uses less power than traditional LCDs and still allows a sharper, thinner and brighter display

OLED is better than LCDs and LEDs as it uses less power than traditional LCDs and still allows a sharper, thinner and brighter display. An OLED screen can achieve a higher contrast ratio than an LCD. The reason is that OLED does not require the backlight.

      Features of OLED:

  • Lower Cost
  • Lightweight
  • Wider viewing angle
  • Improved brightness
  • Power Efficient

Wireless Charging for Laptops

Concept of wireless charging is not just a concept now. Smartphones are already being wirelessly charged but now laptops can get the taste. Intel has announced wireless charging laptops that will be made available in 2016. Cable-free desk is the new technology giving user the ease and comfort to charge laptop by just placing it on the charging deck. More interesting invention will be the tables with built-in charging deck. 20 watt power will be available for charging a laptop which is four times more power provided by a charging deck/mat currently available.

Ultrafast Charging Batteries

Smartphones will be fully charged within seconds. Ultra-fast charging batteries will make users able to charge battery form 0 to 100 within seconds.

Ultra-fast charging batteries will be available for the high end smartphones. Now the charging time can be reduced from hours to minutes and even seconds.

tables with built-in charging deck. 20 watt power will be available for charging a laptop which is four times more power provided by a charging deck/mat currently available

Modular Smartphones

Have you replaced your phone just because its camera was not working or may be the RAM was not as much as you needed? Now you won’t need to do it because now you will be able to replace a module rather than replacing the whole smartphone.

User will have the option to replace a hardware module or may be upgrade device with better processor and higher memory availability.

Location Sensing

“Location Sensing” is an upcoming technology of 2016 that recognizes an individual’s location within a few meters, it is a key enabler of the delivery of highly relevant contextual information and services.

“Location Sensing” recognizes an individual’s location within a few meters, it is a key enabler of the delivery of highly relevant contextual information and services

Apps influence indoor activity using Wi-Fi, imaging, ultrasonic beacons and geo magnetics. These applications will combine with mobile apps and will provide extremely personalized services and information. In the long term technologies such as smart lightening will also become important. This application manipulating precise indoor location.

Self-Driving Cars

Self-Driving cars a popular concept that is in limelight for few years now. Cars manufacturers have gone to an extra length to bring this fast-evolving field, ranging from hybrid autos to rear-view cameras and voice-controlled in vehicle entertainment systems. These fast moving technologies will surprise everyone in this year in auto industry.  So keep an eye on automobile industry to get the latest buzz because let’s face it; even the best drivers can have an off day.

Biometric Tattoos

Chaotic Moon Studios researchers have created an innovative tattoo kit, which helps in observing individuals own body activity without any interference. Inking data gatherers on your skin might become the next step in wearable technology, letting them to acquire health and other biometric information from the body without any pause. While the tech is still in a prototype stage, the possibilities of having cyborg-like augmentations without the need for invasive surgery, as well as being removable when one feels like going off the grid, are vast and exciting.

Qualcomm 600 and 800 Series Processors

Qualcomm has just announced their next generation of mobile processors, the Snapdragon 800 and 600 series. Snapdragon 600 includes two of Qualcomm’s newest Krait 300 cores, clocked at 1.9GHz. The GPU is the Adreno 320 with an increased clock speed compared to the one in the S4. The Snapdragon 600 is aimed at mid-range mobile devices. Qualcomm new Snapdragon 800 is running four of the latest Krait 400 CPU cores clocked at an incredible 2.3GHz, along with a brand new Adreno 330 GPU, which is said to be 50 percent faster than the Adreno 320. Snapdragon 800 is also capable of encoding/deciding 4K content at 30fps.

Inking data accumulators on your skin might become the next step in wearable technology, letting them to acquire health and other biometric information from the body without any pause

Other features include integrated 9×25 3rd generations LTE baseband, integrated 802.11ac baseband and 2x32bit LP-DDR3 at 800MHz memory with 12.8GB/s bandwidth. Both the Snapdragon 800 and 600 are based on TSMC’s 28nm process. The Snapdragon 800 and 600 are expected to arrive by the middle of the year.

 

 

Rizwana Khan

Dreamer by nature, Journalist by trade.

Check Also

Close
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker