By now, it’s almost 2022, and things have changed – for better or worse? I’m not sure myself but let’s take a look at the technological world we live in these days. If you thought cell phones (smartphones) were great in 2017, wait until you see how they look 7 years from today.
Are these even possible? Do they really exist? Yes, they do – at least according to some leaked specs on the internet – who knows whether they’ll ever come into existence, though. But let’s assume they do since this is just a story anyway…
First of all – what happened to laptops? Well, it turns out that most people didn’t really need them anymore because these new gadgets are so powerful and flexible that you can replace your entire office setup with one single device. They’re basically like fully-fledged computers but even more compact than your average laptop. These phones also come with various other kitsch features as the “virtual assistant”, which is like Apple’s Siri or Amazon Alexa. You can ask anything, provide some context, for example, by talking about specific locations (rivers, elevators, etc.), and get reminded about something later when you arrive at the place in question.
But more about that later. Let’s talk about the market for these mobile phones first. Who manufactures them? Well, there are basically two major players – Apple and Samsung who’ve been dominating this market for quite some time now. Seems like their reign is slowly coming to an end, though, because of new up-and-coming manufacturers such as Huawei, Xiaomi, and OnePlus. It seems like these young guns really want to own a piece of the cake, and it’s actually pretty easy to see why:
That didn’t turn out too bad for them. And yes – that last model (Huawei P20 Pro) was actually available on preorder from 2017 already! Can you believe that? So how much does one of that cost? Well, I’m not sure about the price point of those earlier models – but it seems like the P20 Pro retails for about $1,400. And that’s probably a good sign because you know these companies have to make a decent profit off their products, or they will no longer be able to enter the market. But what else does this phone include? Let’s take a closer look:
Specs-wise these phones are no slouches either! It seems like there’s been enormous progress in terms of processing power and memory since 2017. And that makes sense, really, since we all just want faster speeds and more responsive user experiences, right? Of course! As mentioned, before you can ask your virtual assistant pretty much anything; it’ll be able to tell you the relevant answer – most likely.
Disclaimer: The is a work of fiction. All names mentioned are fictional; any resemblance to real people, places, or events is purely coincidental (well, if you consider the fact that it’s 2022 and probably not all that unlikely).
There is always a constant change in the way people live their lives over centuries and decades. The paradigm shift can be primarily attributed to the dynamic nature of technology. Today, most people’s lives are pervaded by relative dependence on electronic gadgets to do their daily tasks. Here are five electronic devices you cannot do without daily:
This goes without saying. The smartphone proves to be of utmost usefulness to virtually everyone in this day and age. First, the smartphone is the number one go-to gadget for real-time connection and communication. We make calls and conduct instant messaging on our smartphones.
Asides from this primary use of smartphones, we can do a whole lot more. We use the cameras with us to take pictures and create memories. The same images can also be shared using instant messaging applications on smartphones.
The smartphone can also be helpful in work management. One can send and receive work emails on the smartphone and sort out clerical work on apps made for that purpose. One can do work-related teleconferencing on the smartphone as well.
The smartphone also proves indispensable for daily living management and other daily needs. One can use a smartphone to set alarms and reminders for to-do lists, set up schedules, and other intricacies that fall under time management. The smartphone also helps in calculation, currency conversion, and other problem-solving tasks. Bank apps on smartphones are also used for financial transactions.
The versatility of the smartphone can also be seen in the fact that it is a tool used for leisure purposes as well. One can play games (online/offline) on the smartphone. From the foregoing, you as the reader will fully agree that the smartphone deserves to be categorized as an indispensable electronic gadget in our current day.
Laptops are beneficial for those who study or work in any field. Students use laptops to prepare term papers and study course materials while workers use them for most official tasks. A laptop is handy because it can perform virtually every function a personal computer (PC) is expected to perform. Software like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel are used for preparing essential work documents, and these are very pertinent to the efficiency of the regular worker in this age. Laptops, being computers, are used to store and assess files. They can also be used for teleconferencing and instant communication the way smartphones are used. The laptop’s edge over other computer systems is its unique size and portability.
Headphones range from earphones and headsets to wireless earbuds. These electronic gadgets are helpful for good sound. They are useful when listening to music as they are capable of good differentiation and efficient beat transmission. They are also suitable for teleconferencing calls to help block external distracting sounds. They may also possess buttons for inputting commands into other computerized gadgets like smartphones and laptops.
These wireless speakers help give the home stereo feel. They are pretty affordable and have pretty good features as they are pretty compatible with the latest smartphones. They also have an excellent decibel range. Anyone who listens to music at home will use this gadget daily.
Apart from telling time, a smartwatch will perform most of the functions a smartphone will perform. However, its uniqueness is found in its sensor-related features. It helps keep track of fitness and wellness tasks by detecting and measuring the wearer’s physical activity and other health indicators.
In conclusion, there is no doubt that technology has revolutionized the way we live today. The aforementioned electronic gadgets are among those recent inventions you cannot do daily as long as you intend to live life optimally.