By: Kevin Faber
Technology is continuously transforming the way people live on a daily basis. The rapid rate at which technology advances makes it one of the most unique influences on our society. From business operations to home-living, technology has found its way into every nook and cranny of human life.
There are two general motivations for integrating this technology into our day-to-day life. First and foremost, technology makes our lives much easier. It can help us perform tasks that we couldn’t before or performs at a faster rate than we’re capable.
Secondly, technology is cool. There is something satisfying about owning a new piece of technology. Now that style has become such an integral part of technology design, it is no wonder that people are incorporation tech devices into their fashion ensemble.
Another interesting aspect of technology is that it transcends every social boundary such as age, ethnicity, geographical location and more. Everyone benefits from the use of these gadgets. Here are five new tech products that everyone should get.
1. An updated smartphone.
Smartphones are one of the most commonly used devices in the world. In 2017, the total amount of smartphone users was projected to reach an astounding 224.3 million. This number represents over 50% of the entire U.S. populations. There is no device that packs as much ability and convenience into such a small gadget. Even though there are countless smartphones from which to choose, people typically ask one questions when looking for a new device: “Android or iPhone?”
Apple fans will argue that iPhones are the crème de la crème of modern smartphones. Many people will cite the impressive user experience, fast updates and best security as reasons to go with team iPhone. While all of these are valid points, Android users have their own perspective. Android fans will undoubtedly mention their ability to have more control over their phone’s functionality as a benefit. Furthermore, Android users have a greater variety of designs from which to choose.
No matter which smartphone you choose, having one of these new devices is a must.
2. A Smart Speaker
One of the newest tech trends is the smart speaker. Amazon, Google, and other tech companies have designed virtual assistants that operate out of a small device akin to a speaker. Users can interact with these devices similar to the artificial intelligence on many smartphones today. Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home device have A.I. technology that can respond to a user’s request. Whether asking a question or giving a command, these devices will oblige.
Users can perform tasks such as ordering food, scheduling appointments, playing music and more. All of these tasks are performed on voice command. Everyone needs one of these devices for their convenience and functionality.
3. Apple’s AirPods
Headset devices have undergone significant changes within the past decade alone. The first headsets that came with Walkman devices were flimsy, plastic and uncomfortable. These headsets were revolutionized when the earbuds were released. With all of these changes, however, nobody ever solved the problem of the wires. The cords hanging down from the earbuds to a device would get in everybody’s way. That hassle is now history with Apple’s new AirPods.
These devices are among the first to offer earphone technology without the wires. The devices connect to a smartphone or mp3 player via Bluetooth technology to offer users a wireless experience.
4. AI Integration
The field of artificial intelligence, often abbreviated as A.I., has seen a major improvement. This technology is some of the most advanced in the world and displays the ability of machines to display intelligence. This is in contrast to natural intelligence displayed by humans. A.I. technology has been used in smartphones, cars, IT staffing, business and other areas of everyday life. Individuals and companies alike can both benefit from having more devices with A.I. This technology can help make everyday tasks much easier to complete.
5. Nintendo Switch
Not every piece of technology has to go towards increasing productivity or efficiency. There are some devices that are designed purely for fun and enjoyment. Gaming consoles are some of the most advanced pieces of tech designed for this purpose. The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular gaming consoles. While the Xbox One and Play Station 4 have garnered a lot of attention, the Nintendo Switch has transformed the gaming experience. The Switch is a device that can either be used as a controller, or a gaming system itself. Users can simply slide a screen in between the controls on the device for a portable gaming system. The Nintendo Switch can also be plugged into a television. This flexibility makes the Nintendo Switch one of the most popular consoles.
Whether you’re hoping to make life easier or more enjoyable, these five advanced pieces of technology can help.
By Kevin Faber
About the author
Kevin Faber is the CEO of Silver Summit Capital. He graduated from UC Davis with a B.A. in Business/Managerial Economics. In his free time, Kevin is usually watching basketball or kicking back and reading a good book.
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