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Top 4 technology trends of this year

It is just amazing how technology has captured our lives. Because of technology we can now communicate in various ways and get all the information we need instantly. Every year, new technologies are being invented. This year, we have the following technology trends.

Smart home technology and Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT and smart home technology have revolutionized our lives. The latest apps and smart appliances have made our lives more comfortable. Now the specialists are trying to create a single experience for the user by interconnecting all these applications.

Augmented reality (AR)

AR is now used in many fields including medical, military, navigation, tourism, etc. AR is widely used in games. It is used by medical students to practice surgical procedures within a controlled environment. Modern GPS systems also use AR. The tourism sector also uses AR extensively.

Artificial intelligence and automation

We now have automated customer service system. There are now chatbots that clearly understands context. It is expected that other tasks will be automated in future as well due to the advancement in the field of artificial intelligence.

3D printing

3D printers are now used widely. You will find a 3D printer for as less as $200. 3D printers are now used across many sectors including education, medical, industrial, architecture, etc. for creating models and prototypes.

All these technologies are here to stay for many more years. They will become more advanced and can be used in many other sophisticated applications.


3 ways people are using Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the latest innovations that have gained huge popularity. Previously, it was mainly used for industrial purposes. But now it is used in our everyday lives. The IoT lets people connect to smart devices more comfortably. Here are the most common ways people are using IoT.

Home application

People can now connect the various home appliances and systems together. For example, you can now connect your garage door opener with your car. You can also connect it to your smart thermostat and the smart lighting system. So, they all start to interact simultaneously when you are on your driveway. By the time you get home, your lights will be on and your rooms will have the preferred temperature.


There is a system called ‘Presence’ that can transform your old Android devices and iPhones into cameras. So, you can view every corner of your house from your smartphone or PC. You can now remotely control the surveillance cameras of your home or motion sensors using IoT.

Self quantification

Using IoT people can now track their sleep patterns, calculate Body Mass Index, etc. Wristbands are found that have software and sensors. These can calculate how many steps you have walked, or what your heartbeat is at the moment, etc.

IoT has made our life more pleasant. You can now do things that you never thought was possible. There will be more advancement in this sector and only your imagination can tell where things might be headed.


3 ways technology has transformed our retail experience

Like the other sectors, the retail industry has also transformed completely because of innovations in technology. It has given shopping a totally different meaning. Here are the interesting ways the retail experience has changed.

RFID tags

These tags have radio frequency identification devices that are used for tracking and identification process. It is used as an alternative to barcodes. It makes inventory management easy. You no longer have to use the traditional checkout system. The customers will get a better service using RFID tags.

Price-comparison apps

There are lots of apps that let you compare the prices of different items. So, you no longer have to pay more to buy something you like. Some of the apps include BuyVia, AisleBuyer, Amazon Price Check, etc. These apps let you get the best deal on a product.

Virtual dressing rooms

Many shops now have virtual dressing rooms. Shoppers can quickly try out clothes or accessories and see how they will look on them. This saves time and people won’t have to wait in the queue any longer to get inside a dressing room to change.

People now shop more using their mobile devices. They can get all the information about different products and services even on the go. The payment system has become easier, customer service has improved and the virtual experience has given people a new dimension to shopping. The technology has made shopping more fun and less time-consuming.