5 technologies in development that are in the headlines of 2018
Every other day, we see something new in the field of technology. It is not possible to guess which new device will become the next fad for young people. Also, it’s hard to guess which new website will become a new leading social media platform. The advent of smartphones, technologies like 4G-LTE, artificial intelligence (AI), online banking and other similar services are already making people’s lives easier than ever. Here, we’ll discuss five new technologies that are already making headlines in 2018:
AI is one of the few technologies people are excited about in 2018. Google Home launched in 2016 and is now gaining more popularity among fans of the latest technologies. Nowadays, people prefer to use smart personal assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri to perform simple tasks like checking the time, scheduling appointments, etc. The tech giants are also working to integrate these services into the devices we use in our daily routine. For example, we can now use Google Home to adjust the temperature in our room or turn off the lights. It is just the beginning. In the coming months, AI technology will attract more and more people.
Self-driving cars will typically hit the roads in 2022, according to tech analysts. Technology companies such as Google, Apple, Intel and many others are working to develop this technology. Automakers are also working hard to make the dream of autonomous cars a reality. Human error is primarily the cause of most traffic accidents. But, with the introduction of autonomous cars, the number of traffic accidents will decrease, experts say. The reason is obvious: a computer does not consume alcohol, does not talk with friends or do other things like that.
Companies like LG, Samsung, OPPO, and ZTE are working on foldable smartphones. It is very likely that this new type of smartphone will attract many users. Samsung has already said that its foldable phones will hit the market this year. The company has been working on this technology for the past few years. For some people, it will be uncomfortable to use a flexible smartphone. But for many, these phones will offer cool things like a better screen, extra screen size, and not having to worry about screens breaking.
The new OLED TVs promise a better gaming experience. The user enjoys high definition colors while watching a movie on an OLED screen. These types of TVs are making headlines in 2018. In the coming years, several leading companies are expected to introduce their OLED TVs to the market. Let’s see where this technology takes us in the future.
Reports suggest that 5G networks (fifth generation mobile technologies) will become a reality this year. Reportedly, many telcos are already testing this service in many parts of the world. 5G will offer a speed of 10 Gbps, according to experts. The technology will use little power and allow many users to connect to a single device at the same time. But, the cost of using 5G service will be higher than 4G-LTE service. We have to wait to see how this technology will change the way we communicate.