If you’re a major fan of new technology and electronic devices, you are going to love some of the newest trends and items that have become or are about to become all the rage in 2020. Just like Ariel once said, we’ve got gadgets and gizmos aplenty, and we’re here to share them with you now.
Take a look at the list below to find out more about some of the best new apps, tools, devices, and so much more.
- Virtual Reality Gaming & Training
One of the newer trends in video game technology, VR – or virtual reality – has exploded onto the scene to create a brand-new way to experience video games. Rather than play in front of your television, a VR headset immerses you in the environment of the game which intensifies the interaction. VR as of late has also been used for training purposes to create simulation situations for soldiers and captains within the U.S. Army, Coast Guard, and Navy.
- Natural Language Processing Technology (NALP)
As the internet grows and advances, it becomes much more intelligent. Therefore, it’s no surprise than Natural Language Processing is becoming more prevalent. With the implementation of Google’s BERT algorithm in late 2019, even search engines are now becoming aware of the nuances and quirks with which humans speak.
Now, Google and other search engines are learning how to interpret the semantics of the human language to provide more accurate search results for users. As this technology begins to integrate into other industry fields like healthcare, finance, and law, we can only expect that NALP will continue to grow and adapt.
- Smart Cars
Finally, a way to avoid the stress of parallel parking – smart cars are now being developed and expected to make a surge onto the market eventually for both commercial uses as well as for general consumers who want an easier way to transport themselves from place to place.
- Internet of Things
The Internet of Things is a relatively new term that relates to the number of items we have connected to our internet provider, such as appliances, cars, watches, thermostats, and so much more. Essentially, wirelessly connecting these objects to the internet allows us to do nearly anything from our phones, whether it be locking the doors from upstairs in bed or turning down the thermostat from work. IoT is also great from a business standpoint because industries are able to seamlessly work through processes just by using internet-connected devices. In the coming years, the number of IoT devices is anticipated to be nearly 30 billion.
- Samsung Galaxy S20
Announced just a few months ago, this new smartphone from Samsung was available for purchase in April of 2020. One of the best items on the market now, the Samsung Galaxy S20 has a sleek, clean look with three top-notch cameras on the back, along with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5. With a high battery capacity that allows you to do whatever you need without losing power, this phone is one of the most efficient 5G devices of 2020.
- 5G Wireless Internet Technology
As DISH Networks closed a deal in February 2020 that made the nation’s fourth major wireless carrier, the race for 5G began with a sprint. Since there is technically no true 5G service at the moment, but rather just an enhanced version of 4G LTE, major providers are building out and designing their infrastructure that they hope will be able to deliver lightning-fast 5G speeds that the world has been waiting for. The next step will be in creating a 5G phone that offers those true speeds, which we anticipate may be by the end of 2020.
- Cybersecurity Industries
With hackers gaining more knowledge and speed every day, security hacks and breaches are more prevalent in society than ever before. It’s no wonder then why the industries of cybersecurity are rapidly growing. With new technology being created, it has been found that cybersecurity as an industry is growing three times as fast as other fields due to the amount of work that is being done to improve privacy and security for both business and regular consumers.
- Voice Automation
With products like the Amazon Alexa flying off shelves, the field of voice automation is realizing how many people enjoy a product such as this. Between telling Alexa to set your alarm in the morning or asking her to search for that song you’ve had stuck in your head for weeks, these devices serve as a sort of personal assistant that we can use every day to make daily tasks just a little bit easier.
- Wireless Charging
Plugging in our phones to charge in 2020 feels like a very dated practice. With wires to constantly untangle and organize, keeping your phone charged means being chained to a wall that has an outlet. As companies begin to realize this need of the public, wireless chargers are suddenly becoming all the rage. Now, there are even wireless charging stations that sanitize your phone for you while you wait. What could be better than that?
- Cleaning Products
With more and more people now working from home, cleaning the house seems like less of a priority, even though it is still important. The cleaning industry has joined forces with the electronics world to make cleaning easier for renters and homeowners. Though the Roomba vacuum has been on the market for several years, there are now well-thought-out improvements that have been mind, including the introduction of wet/dry mops that can detect whether or not a section of the floor contains a wet or dry mess.