Innovations are an integral part of the world of technology. Thus, it can be well-expected that there will be exciting new technology in 2014.
Satellite flight tracking (click here) will be growing in 2014, even though this technology has been around for a few years. The technology can be integrated into mobile devices. Additionally, flight tracking will be enhanced to show the location of a plane and flight path.
Google Glass is available to developers this year. However, consumers will be able to experiment with the augmented reality glasses next year. The technology is a creative innovation from Google. However, next year will also be about the debate on privacy rights via the usage of Google Glass.
Apple’s iWatch will also be released in 2014. The iWatch combines features from the iPod, iPhone and iPad into the size of a watch. The watch will have clock and app functions. However, there is mystery of what the iWatch will have or if iWatch will be the name of the next generation of Apple’s product line.
Ubuntu OS smartphones will use open-ended operating systems rather than a defined OS, such as Android, Windows and iOS. Thus, phone users will have more liberty on their phone’s capabilities.
Tobii REX is something new for the computers. Rather than using a mouse, users will be able to use a sensor that interprets their eye movement resulting in clicks. Time will tell on how effective the REX will be for consumers.
Developers have designed a solar airplane capable of circumnavigating the Earth solely relying on solar power through solar panels. 2014 will perhaps be the year to record flight time of solar planes as well.
In computing, memristors will be used for the first time. These circuitry units operate at the atomic level. Thus, these nanoscale devices are designed to “remember” the resistance when power is off. Hence, future computers will have faster processing capabilities.
Memory cards will come in one terabyte or more.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will launch the Orion spacecraft in orbit for test runs without a crew. Eventually, the spacecraft will be joined with new rocketry by 2017 and have manned crews in the 2020s.
The U.S. Navy will carry laser guns on vessels for short-range defense. Additionally, laser guns are cheaper to produce than missile technology. Eventually, laser guns will develop into rail-guns that have only been portrayed in science fiction video games, movies and television shows so far.
What do you think? Are you eager for 2014?