Useful technologies made possible by computers

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Useful technologies made possible by computers

As present technology evolves and dumps the old, it’s interesting to look back at evolution and development of many tech items in the past few years thanks to constant tech development and advancement.
The disk drives we love to joke about, were once the size of washing machines, but today if we see this technology has become obsolete.

The huge and slow machines have now been replaced with light, fast and smart technology that just doesn’t sit in a corner but collects dust as well.
So there are some useful and smart technologies one now can’t live without.

Thunderbolt3 

Plug your smartphone into your MacBook and it will charge much faster than ever before.
Thunderbolt was designed to support multiple tasks efficiently; fastest data transfer and video
bandwidth through a single cable, while also providing power. It operates on 40Gb/second, where as in USB 3 we used to operate just at 5Gb/second.
It lets you charge your smartphone without any adapter or via your computer’s USB port which take all night to charge.Well, Thunderbolt 3 does more than just charging your devices quickly.
Thunderbolt 3 lets you copy 14 hours of high definition videos and copying thousands of photos in less than a minute. Thus, a single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while supplying power. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices.

 

                                                    Solid State and Hard Drives

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A solid state hard drive works same as a hard drive but operates differently by storing the data on flash memory cards that retain their data even when there’s no power. Well this is substantial because previously it was not easy to retain data on memory chips when power supply was cut off.
They are comparatively more expensive but are much faster than predecessors. Computers boot up in less than a minute or even in seconds. They are also extremely durable as they can’t become fragmented.

 

3D Printing3d-printing

The term printing is not just associated with 2D surface, technology has advanced and where 3D has become a huge trend. And by which you can create a 3D model of any object.
The term 3D printing originally referred to a process that deposits a binder material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads layer by layer.

The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual
object.

 

Smart gadgets to aid your tasks

Smart objects can be a luxury thing but also very useful in homes. There’s a Kohler Numi Toilet that has motion-activated lid mechanism which allows you to open and close doors without even touching it.
Another smart object is what we call Lockitron which allows replace your keys with your phone. Unlock your door from anywhere in the world and share access with family and friends instantly.
Lockitron is a device through which you can lock/unlock the doors, typically by using smartphones.
This device would be perfect for AirBnB for whom it’s problematic to be present to deliver keys to their customers.
Another ultimate smart object that seems to outdo any other object is driveless car. A driverless car is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input.
The possible benefits of autonomous cars include reduction of expenditures in the developments of infrastructure, ensured safety and mobility, better customer satisfaction and reduced number of crimes. Specifically, a significant reduction in traffic collision.