New Tech Trends – 2016

New Tech Trends – 2016

cabling companies fiber optic cable installation structured cabling voice data cabling network cabling structured cabling system data cabling voice cabling cabling network cabling services cabling installation structured cable voice and data cabling structured cabling systems network cabling installation cabling company cabling design cabling infrastructure structured cables cabling data data cabling companies structured cabling solution network cabling services cable infrastructure data cable installation cabling installations data center cabling network cabling company services network cabling fiber optic vs cable and data cabling cabling install cabling installers data cabling installation data network cabling data structured cabling it cabling structured cabling installers structured cabling solutions structured cabling installation voice cabling installation fiber optic cable installers fiber optic cable installer installing fiber optic cable network cabling infrastructure cabling installation network network cabling system cabling structured structured cabling installer structured network cabling infrastructure cabling network cabling installers network cable installers cabling company data cabling installer cabling service data cabling installers network cabling service structured data cabling cabling data voice cabling dc cabling fibre optic cabling structured system data and voice cabling fiber optic cable contractor abandoned cable computer cabling installation fiber optic cable company cabling business network and cabling network cabling companies network cabling solutions installing network cables data cabling solutions cabling project data cabling installer cable installation services structured cable system datacenter cabling cable installation companies data cabling installation contractor networking cabling installers structured cable systems data center cable best practices data center cable infrastructure data center cable installation data center cable management software data center cable management solutions data center cable mess data center cable storage data center cable tags

When we gazed ahead at the devices, breakthroughs and ideas most likely to make waves, two themes emerged. One is liberation: We’re increasingly less shackled, be it to a phone charger or a cable subscription. The other is intelligence: As processing power and bandwidth increase, our machines, services and even messaging apps become more capable.

Wiser Messaging Apps

Your new robot BFF is just a message away. In 2016, messaging stops being just a way to send texts and emojis to friends, but also a way to reach all-knowing bot assistants. Beta-testers in the San Francisco area using Facebook’s Messenger app can already ask “M” to book restaurant reservations, buy a gift for a friend or simply tell you Mom’s birthday. Google is reportedly readying a similar app. Bots aside, messaging software will also evolve to include more features. Just like China’s popular messaging apps, you’ll be able to pay your friends or bills, book appointments, play games, translate messages and more.

Safer, Smarter Drones

cabling companies fiber optic cable installation structured cabling voice data cabling network cabling structured cabling system data cabling voice cabling cabling network cabling services cabling installation structured cable voice and data cabling structured cabling systems network cabling installation cabling company cabling design cabling infrastructure structured cables cabling data data cabling companies structured cabling solution network cabling services cable infrastructure data cable installation cabling installations data center cabling network cabling company services network cabling fiber optic vs cable and data cabling cabling install cabling installers data cabling installation data network cabling data structured cabling it cabling structured cabling installers structured cabling solutions structured cabling installation voice cabling installation fiber optic cable installers fiber optic cable installer installing fiber optic cable network cabling infrastructure cabling installation network network cabling system cabling structured structured cabling installer structured network cabling infrastructure cabling network cabling installers network cable installers cabling company data cabling installer cabling service data cabling installers network cabling service structured data cabling cabling data voice cabling dc cabling fibre optic cabling structured system data and voice cabling fiber optic cable contractor abandoned cable computer cabling installation fiber optic cable company cabling business network and cabling network cabling companies network cabling solutions installing network cables data cabling solutions cabling project data cabling installer cable installation services structured cable system datacenter cabling cable installation companies data cabling installation contractor networking cabling installers structured cable systems data center cable best practices data center cable infrastructure data center cable installation data center cable management software data center cable management solutions data center cable mess data center cable storage data center cable tags

Everybody loves the aerial look of drone photography, but let’s face it—not everybody was born to be a drone pilot. We’ll soon think of drones more like cameras than helicopters, as their technology evolves to compensate for novice mistakes and foolhardy fliers. One maker, Lily, plans to release a waterproof model that launches when flung into the air, then follows you around as you kayak, ski or take a sunset selfie on the beach. Action-camera giant GoPro also plans to deliver a drone, called Karma, though the company has been tight-lipped about how it’ll work

Happy New USB Port

The USB port you have known—and probably hated—is in for a change. In 2015, the smaller, faster USB Type-C port appeared in laptops like Apple’s new MacBook, and phones like Google’s Nexus 6P. This will be the year it also turns up in monitors, hard drives and everything else. The great news: USB Type-C is capable of two-way power, so one port on a laptop could be used to charge the battery and connect an external drive. This should result in fewer cords, plus faster charging. The bad news: All the USB cords you’ve previously amassed will join the rat’s nest in your garage.

Voice-Operated Everything

No, you’re not paranoid: The gadgets really are listening. Voice-operated electronics are poised for a quantum leap in accuracy and intelligence in 2016. Talking offers a more natural way to interact with devices that need complex input but aren’t exactly keyboard-friendly, such as TVs, sound systems and household electronics. Voice arrived in a big way in 2015 when Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant came to Windows 10, while Siri and Google Now turned up in cars and TVs. This year, expect voice control on more computers and an even wider range of gadgets, including the CogniToys Dino, a toy that uses IBM’s Watson to help answer questions, and Jibo, a talking family robot.

Cameras That See More

The Light camera uses an array of 16 lens-and-sensor modules to create crisp, super-high-resolution images.

The Light camera uses an array of 16 lens-and-sensor modules to create crisp, super-high-resolution images.

Smartphones and point-and-shoots alike are sprouting multiple lenses and sensors to improve image quality, capture depth and “see” in 3-D. Some laptops and tablets already contain multi-sensor cameras—such as Intel’s RealSense—to measure rooms and use facial ID at login. A slim camera called the Light L16, due this summer, goes all out, employing 16 lens-and-sensor modules of varying focal lengths to capture massive 52-megapixel scenes.

The Wall Street Journal

December 27, 2015

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s