Technology is a sector that never seems to slow down and it is forever evolving and growing, making it hard to always keep up with the latest trends. From smartphones to tablets, PCs to laptops, the screens we use to view all kinds of technology on have changed dramatically over the last 10 years and the quality consumers demand now is vastly different to what we expected a decade ago.
So, what are the major changes and who have led the innovation in technology that we take for granted today?
One of the most notable changes that we have witnessed is touchscreen technology. Swiping left and right is now something that we take for granted but it was only a few short years ago that we were clicking on our Nokia bricks. While the first touchscreen – or version thereof – was introduced back in the 1960s, it wasn’t until the 200s that it became a widely available technology that is now used on everything from tablets to smartphones. In 2007, Apple introduced us to the iPhone with its exciting and new touchscreen features but just nine years on and a smartphone is only truly considered smart if you can control it via the screen.
Computer Display Screens
Instead of using a computer that has a large, boxy monitor it is normal for many professionals who rely on their desktop for work to have an LCD monitor. These screens are not only slimmer, have a better resolution, are lighter in weight and are of a high quality but they also use less energy so they are a greener option for anyone who wants to reduce their carbon footprint.
We spend much of our days looking at screens, from our laptops and tablets while we are on the go to our PCs when we are static – not to forget our trusty smartphones, of course – and individuals are now able to use multiple screens all the time. This is why manufacturers such as Samsung and Apple have to ensure that all of their technological offerings live up to the high standards that are now demanded from consumers. For example, the screen on an Apple iPad has to be the same high quality as that on the latest iPhone or one will quickly become far more favourable to another. Sharing files via a multitude of devices is extremely popular and they can also be connected to each other, with some screens even able to influence others. One example of this is when we use our mobile phones to scan an online bar code and this type of modern technology has revolutionised the way we do everything from simple things like accessing websites through to more complex tasks such as booking airline tickets.
From touch screens to better resolution and higher quality images, the way we view technology has evolved immensely over the last 10 years and who knows what the next 10 years will bring us …
Jonathan is the founder and editor-in-chief of TrustedNerd.com. Covering major tech shows such as CES, Jonathan is always there for the latest tech news. Want your gadget to be reviewed or have a release you'd like to be considered for publishing? Send Jonathan an email, jonathan [at] trustednerd.com