It’s easy to take for granted our access to modern technology and how it has helped uplift millions of people. Smartphones, in particular, have become one of the most commonly owned devices in the world, allowing people to communicate in real time, browse the internet, play games, watch videos, and much more.
Technology is constantly evolving, and along with it, a wide variety of various gadgets and other fascinating devices designed to make life more entertaining and convenient. Here we will look at some of the latest gadgets that could have come straight from the future.
3D printing has long been one of the most pioneering technologies of the modern age. And while most of the constructs that modern 3D printers can create are crude, it’s a glimpse into a future where we will be able to print just about anything we want at home. 3D printers are expensive, but the cost is often worth it when we look at the kind of things that we can create at a fraction of the cost of having it custom made by a company. Small, colour 3D printers are available to purchase, and it’s easy to find printing plans on platforms like Thingiverse.
We’re beginning to enter a stage of mobile technology development that bridges the gap between smartphone and tablet. Foldable devices have grown in popularity and prove that engineers are able to take the best of both worlds and combine them into a single device. Instead of having a smartphone on the go and a tablet at home, it will soon be possible to have both, with the small screen size of a smartphone that can be made larger. The Samsung Galaxy Fold range is at the forefront of foldable technology and it’s available to the public to purchase.
Gaming has been portable for decades, with such devices as the Nintendo Gameboy, but for the most part it’s been a fairly limited experience. That has changed drastically with the newly released Steam Deck, a portable gaming computer created and produced by Valve. It’s essentially a computer in every respect, save for the fact that it can fit in a small bag. Thanks to powerful specs and access to Steam, the Steam Deck is the ultimate gadget for the gamer that wants to take their favourite titles wherever they go, whether that’s Skyrim or even just using the browser for AFL betting in Australia.
At one point not too long ago, high-definition televisions were all the rage, allowing people to watch movies in unprecedented clarity. But those years are long gone, and today we have entirely new kinds of high definition. One of the latest is UHD, or Ultra High Definition, which provides four times the quality found with normal high-definition TVs. These kinds of televisions are by no means cheap right now, but the crystal-clear clarity that they provide is truly second to none.