Technology continues to evolve at a pace that makes it hard to keep up with. No sooner do we get accustomed to a certain technology than we find ourselves in the midst of another technological revolution.
From the gaming industry to smartphone computing, innovative changes are taking place all around. We try to come to grips with four such amazing technologies that have the potential to dramatically change life as we know it.
The Oculus Rift – A 3D Tech
For those who felt that they had probably seen everything when it came to realistic video gaming, the Oculus Rift is sure to blow your mind away. The Oculus Rift is a 3D headset that makes virtual reality gaming an unforgettable experience.
Upon wearing the Oculus Rift, you will feel as if you are really part of the video game as opposed to being a spectator from a different world. The device allows the wearer to visually experience high resolution graphics as if they were real and surrounded them.
Of course, Oculus Rift is not the first product that has been launched with these capabilities in the market. There are several headsets that can provide a similar virtual reality gaming experience. But what sets the Oculus Rift apart is that it only costs $300 to the consumer, which is a fraction of the cost of high-end headsets offering similar functionality.
Eye Tribe – A Computer Tech
Controlling the activity of your computer with your eyes is no longer a fantasy. You can do so with the help of the Eye Tribe. This ingenious device uses a combination of eye tracking software, a camera and extremely sophisticated computer programming to allow you to use the movement of your eye to control the activity on your tablet screen.
The technology has been demonstrated as being successful in controlling the movement of the aircraft in flight simulation games and in some cases, slicing fruit in computer games.
Following a successful demonstration, it is expected that the technology will soon be marketed through mobile devices later this year. It does not take a genius to understand the potential of this amazing technology once it has been launched in the market.
SmartThings – A Smartphone Tech
There is little point in calling a smartphone a smartphone if it does not go beyond being a tiny computer. Thanks to a new technology called SmartThings, your smartphone could become capable of controlling your home alarm and security systems.
This new technology basically allows you to connect your smartphone to other devices around the house to truly experience 21st century living. The device can be connected to smoke detectors, sensors and even burglar alarms.
Mozilla is currently building the Firefox OS for the smartphone. Compared to other smartphone operating systems such as Android and the iOS, the Firefox is going to be open source which means that users will experience fewer downloading restrictions and will be able to customize the operating system to suit their requirements.