New technologies come out every year, and you never know which ones are likely to change our lives. Inc. has compiled a list this year of the most ground breaking technologies that we should keep an eye on. We have laid out three of the most promising below.
As we replace most of our devices with smartphones, one of the most annoying aspects of the iPhone is the musical sound quality. The V-MODA VAMP wants to enhance this by acting as an amplifier for the iPhone 4 or 4S. It will also improve the battery life of the iPhone as it is a back-up battery as well.
Alice is a virtual receptionist that relies on sensors to detect when individuals get into the office. Visitors can then tap a touchscreen to get in touch with workers and they can even chat through video services using Alice. This can be a huge advantage to companies who want to save money by not hiring a receptionist, and it’s easy to use.
Through the use of SmartGlass, which is created by Microsoft, you can turn your tablet or smartphone into a controller for your HDTV. It permits you to simply use gestures on your device to control music, games, and videos on your TV. This technology is not out quite yet but the people at Inc. think it’ll be a game-changer.
Again, there are no guarantees that any of these technologies really will hit it big. But there’s enough excitement and consumer interest to suggest that all three of them might capture the imagination, and spending dollars, of shoppers.