The technological landscape of 2018 is littered with amazing developments that have come to fruition. Some of the advancements that are close to being brought to the marketplace are leaving consumers itching to get their next technological “fix”.
It truly is an exciting time to be alive and able to use the latest in tech. For those of us who were around back when a phone call required a quarter at a payphone or grabbing that phone receiver off the wall that was attached with a twirly cord, we certainly appreciate and respect what tech developers have accomplished thus far.
This article will visit 3 distinctly different segments of technology and recent developments. First, we will visit the quickly advancing world of virtual reality. Next, a look will be taken at what Google is up to. Lastly, we will answer the question as to how it is that so many apps run as smoothly as they do.
What is it? For those not familiar, the easiest explanation is by breaking down virtual and reality separately. Virtual, in a general sense, means close or near. The reality, again in a general sense, means experience. Put the two together, and it forms close experience or near experience.
How this translates into the technological version of virtual reality that consumers see presented to them today is a computer-generated environment, virtual environment that is.
CNBC has published a story on how Qualcomm is releasing its XR1 platform, which is taking virtual reality to a new level of sophistication.
With the XR1 platform, users will no longer be straddled with having to use a PC to enjoy the latest virtual and augmented reality features. The spearhead for this innovation will be the freedom that comes with headset development, as this platform opens the door for a wider reach.
What part of our lives is not in some way touched by the tech giant Google? What are some of their product and service lines? Consider this sample:
- Search engine
- Cloud storage
- Web browser
- Self-driving car
Remember, the list above is a sample of what lines Google is in, as it only “scratches the surface”.
Google has made a commitment to green energy. And now, according to the BBC, they have launched a solar power service in the UK called Project Sunroof. This is not an unveiling, as Google launched this service in the United States in 2015 to mixed reviews on its accuracy.
The anchor of this project is to assist homeowners with how much solar potential their home has by analyzing the roof structure, as well as other factors that play into the feasibility of solar panel installation.
Perhaps no other area of the modern day has evolved quicker and more dramatically than apps as it pertains to technology and our daily lives. A quick historical look at the evolution of the app gives it perspective:
- Steve Jobs predicts the future at a conference in Aspen, Colorado in 1983
- Early existence of PDAs saw the game Snake on the Nokia, as an app
- July 2008 is the release of the Apple App Store
And here we are today. Apps are the cornerstone of many industries. Ever wonder how many of these companies keep their apps running so smoothly?
Behind the scenes, tools are used to monitor app architecture, such an APM tool. When performance issues and bottlenecks surface, these tools quickly spot the issue so that the proper individual(s), such as the developer or IT, can fix it promptly.
So, the next time you are on your favorite app, and it proves to be a seamless experience, you have a better idea of why that is!