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Technological Feats of the 21st Century

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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.

5 Technologies That Make Us Powerful

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Modern people have a lot to thank for due to the development of technologies.  Each year, new gadgets, tools, and applications become more sophisticated and advanced. These allow people to perform tasks much easier than before.  A lot of these technologies empower not only people but organizations whether private or government.  These not only offer them savings in terms of resources, but offer other benefits as well.

Surveillance Technologies

While it is true that there are criminal acts which remain undetected; undeniably, modern surveillance gadgets have improved and deterred or curbed criminal activities.  Surveillance cameras installed in traffic lights and other strategic locations have helped monitor and apprehend traffic violators and criminals. A lot of minor law enforcement violations were solved because of these gadgets.  In addition, it helped people to become conscious with regards to following law enforcement rules as they are aware that there are tools which monitor their activities.

Personal Computers

When personal computers elevated to graphic user interface, a lot of improvements have been evident. Software became sophisticated, allowing multiple browsers and enabling people to multitask.  Latest processors became more powerful; thus, it inspired new gadgets and software to be developed that are compatible with latest processors. These enable people to work on more sophisticated tasks like editing pictures and movies or creating animations or new programs, to name some.  These things have only one objective in mind: to improve the way we do things.

Cellular Phones

Android technologies do not only improve the way cell phones are used.  Mobile gadgets nowadays allow people not only to text and call but do things which they can normally only do through their desktops or laptops such as gaming, going online, and performing other computing activities.  Today, you’ll see people tinkering with handheld gadgets and playing “Angry Birds,” monitoring their social networking pages, opening their emails, receiving feeds from subscription websites, and listening or watching audio and video for relaxation.

Memory Card Holder

Floppy disks and CDs are now a thing of the past, thanks to USB gadgets which offer more storage capacity than their previous memory holder tool counterparts.  Not only are people able to carry with them huge files, they can also store multiple formats such as audio and video on top of office files such as Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint.  Whereas before USB, people have to carry a lot of diskettes and CD ROM with them if they want to bring along computer files.  Today, with a 64GB USB gadget, you can even copy the whole file that you need in your desktop and bring it along with you anywhere you go.

Picture in Picture LED TV

Think about doing two things at the same time.  The PIP technology in TV has allowed people to watch their favorite TV show and at the same time use it as a computer monitor.  With the help of VGA connectors and the remote control, one cannot miss anything that is on TV while monitoring what is online simultaneously.

In time, new technologies will be introduced and will give people more power.  Maybe one day, we will find the latest technologies embedded in our body and we do not have to press buttons but we automatically respond to it instead.  Let us wait for that day and see what power it will bring to mankind.

5 Technologies that Make me Powerful

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When my mother was still alive, she used to call on me and ask for help when it comes to encoding her research notes and performing other computer related stuff.  She was a technologically challenged. She refused adapting to new trends and methods.  Every time she sought my assistance, I always feel that I have greater power over her.  Lucky for me, I have grown to witness and experience technological changes and it bestows me power to deal with my daily life.  Here are 5 technologies that made my life and job run smoothly:

Personal Computer

My first intimate encounter with computers was about a decade ago.  I studied basic computer and I did not finish the course as I find lessons like memorizing the control keys and other important shortcut keys boring.  Then I got employed where all reports are to be encoded in computer and print.  I did overtime daily to learn more about computers.  I was fortunate then that computers were already in graphic user interface mode; thus, it was easy to use and navigate. From then on, I realized that expanding my skills with computers gave me professional reports, presentation, and even won my colleagues attention as they too sought my help.

Cellular Phones

When these were first introduced, they were really expensive and bulky; the battery and charger was bigger than the cell phone itself.  Over the years, cellular phones have become more sophisticated in features and functions.  These hand held gadgets have contributed so much for my job.  I can easily get the information I want in seconds and within my fingertips.  I could solve problems ASAP without going through the rigors of protocol.  More importantly, I was liberated from the tyrannical behaviors of local telephone operators who thought that it was a privilege passing through them.

Net book

I got my very own notebook about a year ago.  I did not own this kind of stuff before as I have more important priorities to spend on. Now, I do not have to use Internet cafes to log online and view electronic files.  I can make reports and communicate while on the plane, boat, or bus. I can even attend to my online article writing job and earn more money.

USB Memory Holder

Thank God for this little object.  I own a 32G USB memory storage device and I can bring all the files I need every time I travel around the country.  I do not need to use online file storage services and keep my files confidential. Together with my net book, I can monitor and update my files and data for my business 24/7.  I do not need to maintain multiple disks; just this single little thing is enough to secure my data into secrecy.

LED TV

Think about doing two things at the same time.  This technology has allowed me to watch my favorite TV show and at the same time use it as my computer monitor.  With the help of VGA connectors and the remote control, I cannot miss anything on TV and in my computers.

In time, new technologies will be introduced and will give me more power and so I wait for that day!