Here are some more interesting technological developments that may be coming in the future.
- Hype-emitting diodes: dreaming of an OLED TV future
The things I’ve seen on trade show floors are almost beyond articulation: TVs so thin that they make the latest superphone look fat, contrast ratios high enough to challenge Pioneer’s legendary Kuro, and nearly 180-degree viewing angles. What amazes me to this day is that you can find all of these components of desire coexisting within just one display—Vlad Savov at The Verge
- AMD Talks of Upcoming ‘Surround Computing Era’
AMD CTO Mark Papermaster, at the recent Hot Chips show, outlines vision of increased intelligence in everything from computing to cars to appliances—Report at eWeek
- Will your body be the battery of the future?
At ExtremeTech, Sebastian Anthony writes about using body heat to generate electricity for our tech devices
- Once cars can talk, what will they say about us?
Future cars will be networked, personalized, and connected to the cloud … and collecting personal data about our preferences and our whereabouts—Dan Tynan at PCWorld
- Wearable Medical Technology Set To Take Off
Mobile health devices that track vital signs are ready to take off, IMS Research predicts. According to a report on wearable technology, which includes devices such as glucose and heart monitors, the market was worth $2 billion in 2011 and will reach $6 billion by 2016. Correspondingly, 14 million wearable devices were shipped in 2011, and that number will likely rise to 171 million in 2016—InformationWeek
- Next-gen PCs will be controlled by speech and body language
Touchscreens may seem poised to take over the world; but Intel plans over the next few years to have us using not only touch but gesture, movement, voice and even facial expressions to interact with our computing devices—Report at PCPro
- Your palm will be your next password
Aiming to do away with the need to remember passwords for growing numbers of online services, Intel researchers have put together a tablet with new software and a biometric sensor that recognizes the unique patterns of veins on a person’s palm—Reuters