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Technological Feats of the 21st Century

21st century technology
What have been some of the most significant technological feats of the 21st century so far? In terms of breaking down different areas of technology, some of the more impressive achievements in the field of science and engineering have included new medical devices, more portable tech, better transportation, robotics, and improved communications. These achievements can be viewed as a part of general trends for enhanced connections and expectations of technological change, from advanced routers and high speed networks available from Comms-Express, to the use of the Internet for multiple areas of everyday life.
Medical
Some of the more notable medical achievements in the 21st century to date have included artificial livers and hearts, with heart innovations particularly building on the practice of heart transplants. At the same time, scientists at the University of Washington have produced bionic contact lenses with the potential to superimpose data over the wearer’s eyes. Bionic hands with enhanced grips in all fingers have similarly provided indications of the future of medical technology, while devices like the EyeWriter have offered paraplegic patients a new opportunity to write.
Portability
The technology we use every day is becoming smaller and more portable. Some of the most significant technological feats of the past thirteen years have consequently included Apple’s iPod, iPhone and iPad designs, which have provided a way to adapt high speed computing to small entertainment and work devices. Moreover, miniature devices like Flip Mino video cameras and tiny GPS tags have made it easier for users to engage with the world through technology without having to worry about cumbersome devices.
 
Transportation
Important feats from the world of transportation have included the rapid development of electric cars, with models becoming more agile and capable of handling longer distances on a single charge. Other inventions that, while notable, haven’t quite achieved their predicted success include the Segway and its balancing technology. Maglev trains have also demonstrated the impact of magnetically levitating trains, while hybrid vehicles have gradually improved the appeal of green cars.
Robotics
The past decade has seen improvements in terms of robotics, from experiments at the start of the 2000’s with robotic pets, through to medical devices like the CyberKnife, and the Mars Exploration Rover. Honda have also produced their own ASIMO robots, suggesting a future where it’ll be more likely that artificial intelligence will be as much about friendship as carrying out essential tasks that humans are unable to.
Communications
With faster and faster broadband connections and mobile Internet, the 2000’s was arguably a decade when our expectations of the net became more sophisticated. Key inventions, to this end, have included social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as better fiber optic cabling and other networking technologies capable of delivering high speed Internet lines. Developments in 3G and 4G mobile web also mean that it’s relatively straightforward to connect to the Internet, wherever you are.
Author Bio
Rosette blogs about the latest technology news from around the world. She recommends exploring the advanced networking technologies available through Comms-Express. She also blogs on developments in robotics.

Awesome Phones for Photographs and Videos

41 mp phone

What are some of the best phones for sharing videos and photographs with family and friends? These are phones with excellent cameras and video players as well as smartphones that are capable of easily sharing files via social networks and directly to other phones. Some of the best phones in this regard include the Sony Xperia S, the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One X, the Motorola RAZR i, the Apple iPhone 5, and the Nokia 808 PureView, which boasts an impressive 41 megapixel camera.

 Sony Xperia S

This phone comes with a 12.1 MP camera, which relies on Exmor R Low Light technology to enable clear photos even in poor lighting conditions. The phone also features a 4.3 inch touchscreen as well as a Sweep Panorama feature that allows you to bring together multiple images in one sequence. The rear facing camera is also a decent 1.3 MP and can mostly be used for video calls and self portraits.

Samsung Galaxy S III

The third generation version of the S III remains one of the best phones for taking photographs and videos, which can then be shared with other people via Android apps and between other Samsung phones using S Beam. The S III comes with an 8 MP camera as well as a Super AMOLED 4.8 inch screen and also provides full HD video recording and auto focusing.

HTC One X

Featuring an 8 MP camera, the HTC One X’s claim to being one of the best smartphones for taking photographs and videos is enhanced by its f/2 aperture lens and by its excellent performance in low light settings. The HTC One X also has a lot of storage and a 1.3 MP front facing camera that offers decent light sensitivity and sharpness. Files can be shared using SMS and Android apps.

Motorola RAZR i

This smartphone is one of the best for the mid range market and has an 8 MP camera with HDR, multi burst shots, and a touchscreen that takes up almost the entire face of the phone; a 2 GHz processor means that the RAZR i runs smoothly while the phone includes the latest version of Android and 3G for sharing files.

Apple iPhone 5

The latest Apple smartphone is boosted by an 8 Mp iSight camera that ties in well with its Retina Display. The flattened style of the iPhone also makes it comfortable to use as a camera which also works well in low light and has a front facing camera for decent self portraits. Apple users can share images and videos easily through apps and SMS.

Samsung Galaxy S IV

Already one of the key smartphones on the market, the S IV is distinguished by its 5 inch HD screen and 13 MP camera. When combined with a 1080p screen, the S IV delivers very high quality photos and videos at a resolution of 441 ppi, which puts it ahead of Apple. The phone’s HD AMOLED screen also means that colours look great for shots.

Nokia 808 PureView

Featuring a frankly mind boggling (for a phone) 41 MP camera, the PureView is all about its camera and runs on a Symbian OS; the extra large sensor on the phone enables more light and detail and you can benefit from 16.7 million available colours when taking shots. Video recording is similarly boosted by digital zooms and full HD settings.

Why iPhone 5 And Samsung Galaxy S3 Tied in Web Traffic Usage Share

iphone 5 vs samsung galaxy s3

The most prominent manufacturers of smart phones are definitely Samsung and Apple. Both companies are synonymous with quality and reliability. The features offered by them are pretty much the same and vary only to the minutest of details. Everything from the high class HD display right down to the inner components is just perfect and needs no modifications as such. All this makes it really tough to choose between the world’s most distinguished smart phones, namely iPhone 5 by Apple and Samsung Galaxy S3 for Samsung.

iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 may be similar in terms of components. The OS systems are different yet offer pretty much the same features, which is why they are often compared on a side by side basis. Despite this, the iOS and the Android platforms are still caught up in a fierce battle with both parties holding strong. Experts believe that the battle will not end anytime soon because fans of both operating systems are present in millions across the globe.

Recently, a survey which analyzed the web traffic that came from both Apple and Samsung products was conducted. The research particularly focused on the number of users who surf the Internet on either the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3. The iPhone 5 was launched sometime after the Samsung Galaxy hit the market but a longer user trial followed it than that for the Samsung’s Galaxy S3.

According to the results, iPhone 5 is used by almost 56% people whereas Samsung Galaxy S3 is used by only 44%. If you take a look at the actual figures, approximately 149.7 million iPhone devices have been sold as indicated by another survey, which is probably why iPhone 5 is slightly more popular. Another research conducted in different regions concludes that iPhone 5 shares 51% of the web traffic and Samsung Galaxy is characterized by 49% of Internet traffic. These stats intensify the competition even further.

As you can see, iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 have a fairly close competition. The following reasons can perhaps account for this.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Release Date

The Samsung Galaxy S4 was already launched last March 14, 2013. Everyone likes to have their hands on the latest products in the market so after the release; the sales of existing models go down considerably. On the other hand, Apple has not even announced the release date for their next model in the iPhone product line yet which is why the sales for the iPhone 5 is still going pretty strong in the market.

Display

The iPhone 5 features the all new Retina Display screen which results in an exceptional screen quality and vivid colors on the screen. Samsung Galaxy S3 HD offers Super AMOLED which is amazing but the iPhone 5 screen gives a better output.

Costs

The costs associated with any cellular operator or mobile broadband plan largely depends on the type of plan you choose. It could be that iPhone 5 users are somewhat wiser and carefully select a plan so that they incur the minimum possible costs. Since bills are low, the Internet is used more. In contrast to this, if Samsung Galaxy S3 users are not selecting the right plans, they might not be using the Internet much because of high costs. After all, choosing an incorrect plan does result in a significant upswing in monthly bills; and hence, you should consider all possible options.

The Bottom Line

You cannot really compare the iPhone 5 against the Samsung Galaxy S3, and thus figure out accurate reasons why the stats related to their web traffic are neck to neck. The iPhone 5 may be more user-friendly and robust but Samsung Galaxy S3 fans will never agree to this. Both devices offer countless apps to those who would like to spend their time away by tapping onto their smart phones. Both also offer similar media options for those who plug in their headphones the whole day.

In a nutshell, there is no clear winner because the differences are only slight between the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3.