The Tech Bubble
The Tech Bubble
Happy Birthday Twitter! Here's a Look Back & Forward
Today is Twitter's Tenth Birthday! And to celebrate their progress over the past ten years, I thought it might be nice to see the progress they've made to come where they are now. The original Twitter was called twtter (back when vowels were out of style) and looked like this... It's not denying that Twitter came a long way. But many suggest that Twitter is dying-off, because of the large number of people leaving Twitter, but also because of their lack of new members. No one is coming in and people aren't staying long! So here's the changes that they implemented/planning to implement. 1. A feed that caters more to your interests. Twitter can get messy an overwhelming. The new setting (which you have to turn on yourself) allows users to switch on the feed catered to their interests. 2. GIFS You know what I'm talking about 3. Moments News has been a huge part of Twitter, and so they are catering to aggregating tweets under topics. 4. The Character Limit. There was speculation on adding more characters, but as of yesterday, it was confirmed by Twitter CEO, they will not be changing the character limit. But Twitter has vowed to make some changes in there future. So let's see what they can cook up this year to make it better! Are you on Twitter? Do you like the new features so far? Techies - @konaskorner @DaivonUnderwood @gaeljames92 @Zekiya @Krazypoet @AzamSharif @NerukaWong @shantalcamara @RachelParker @Cereal03 @RobertMarsh @loftonc16 @thefeels @missophiestik @ButterflyBlu @Krazypoet @quietone @Luci546 @smnthcarter773 @DroPuenteAG93 @ChriSingularis @Emescia @nikkinjg @TessStevens
The Hottest Tech Gadgets from CES 2016
What's CES you ask? Well, it's only the number one giant electronics/gadgets/tech toy show in the entire year. And it was this past week in Las Vegas, NV. CES helps preview some technology devices you'll be seeing in the future, as long as premiered devices out now. Take my money now please. Here's some of the coolest stuff. Tech Living Want a fan that turns on BEFORE you get home? CES premiered it. Want a smoke/carbon monoxide reader that alerts your phone? Yep, they got it too. Want an alarm clock that wakes you up with the smell of coffee, croissants, chocolate, peppermint or even the smells of the seaside or jungle? Yeah, they even developed it with over 30 different scented pod. Soon we'll all be living the #techlife. SO MANY CRAZY CARS / CAR GADGETS Americans love cars. They like big muscly cars and sporty fun rides, right? Well, CES sure reflected that desire. Faraday Future came out with a car that might have Tesla worried, an all-electric super-hip sports car that boasts a really cool design. Another really cool tech gadget: SMARTwheel. It's a wheel that can detect when you are driving distracted (aka texting while driving, focused on anything else) and send you a warning noise to remind you to keep your eyes on the road. Wearable Schtuff There's no denying the FitBit was a hit (hey that rhymes!), so other tech companies took to the trend with other wearable watches, AND (get this) a wearable Belt. It does track your waistline but it also tracks your fitness too. Think of it as an even more advanced high-tech pace maker. Another cool gadget: some high-tech heels that track your steps. And for the not-so-coordinated (aka me)-- they have sneakers. CHALLENGE TIME What type of gadget would you create to premier at the next CES? Essentially, what tech device do you WISH you had? Create a card about what the device would be like and add into the *TECHNOLOGY* community. Tag your Vingle friends so they can see and participate. Techies UNITE @konaskorner @DaivonUnderwood @gaeljames92 @Zekiya @Krazypoet @AzamSharif @NerukaWong @shantalcamara @RachelParker @Cereal03 @RobertMarsh @loftonc16 @thefeels @missophiestik @ButterflyBlu @Krazypoet @quietone @Luci546 @smnthcarter773 @DroPuenteAG93 @ChriSingularis @Emescia @nikkinjg @TessStevens
Underwater Eco-Village Plans Released
Sometimes science and technology boggles my MIND. And today was one of those days. CNN released some incredible images of what Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut is designing and planning, an underwater village he is calling an Aequorea. These 'oceanscrapers' will be constructed using recycled plastics from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The design has plans for houses, as well as science labs, offices, hotels, sports fields and farms across 250 floors and reach a depth of up to 1,000 meters (3,280 feet). The Ocean is a huge resource too. Desalinated ocean water it will be used for drinking. Micro algae will be used for farming and organic waste. Also, sunlight would be provided through bioluminescence. So far, it's just in the concept and research stage. But other attractions like this have worked across the world, including a hotel in Dubai that has underwater rooms. I couldn't be more excited about these images and the plans. Please excuse me as I sing "Under the Sea" for the remainder of the day. Ocean and Tech buddies-- what are your thoughts? @Cereal03 @RobertMarsh @loftonc16 @thefeels @missophiestik @ButterflyBlu @Krazypoet @marshalledgar @quietone @Luci546 @smnthcarter773 @DroPuenteAG93 @ChriSingularis @Emescia @nikkinjg @TessStevens @konaskorner @DaivonUnderwood @gaeljames92 @Zekiya @Krazypoet @AzamSharif @NerukaWong @shantalcamara @RachelParker @TessStevens @ZacharyColeHall @RaquelArredondo @ChriSingularis @lovelikematoi @danidee @thefeels @ChosenKnight @Ambie @WiviDemol @ButterflyBlu @inuyashagal @ToniEliseHolden @BeannachtOraibh @Aubrey1990 @MaighdlinS @DasiaB @Aubrey1990
10 of the Best Tech Innovations of 2015
2015 is coming to a close people, and this year was actually pretty incredible for tech and science. Some of these new innovations "shocked" and changed the world as we know it. Here are some of the things I picked as the coolest. 1. Drones Ok, hear me out. There is definitely a lot of hesitation to using this device. But deploying bombs and using spy camera isn't the only use for these little flying buddies. Think film and fast transportation. The development of drones in the film industry has really changed the types of shots that even smaller filmmakers can create. And what about transporting good to your home-- some companies (including Amazon) are developing new droids to send to packages right to your door. 2. Electric Surf Board This is more fun than it is helpful to the world, but it's pretty cool to know you don't need an ocean (or waves) to try surfing. This self-propelled board is helping surfers practices on lakes and rivers. I'd like one of these next year for christmas please. 3. 3D Printer Ok, it was invented before 2015, but after this year was a total expansion of this device. Even a specific 3D printer was programed to create medication/pills. It create anything synthetic or prothetic, so as long as a mock is created, it can be shared and recreated somewhere else. This means a LOT in the medical world. 4. Liquid Biopsy This to me is NUTS. Imagine, you go in for your annual check-in with your doctor, they take a simple blood test, and they are able to detect early signs of cancer. FROM A BLOOD SAMPLE. That's pretty dang awesome. 5. Alternative Energy Want to power your whole home with solar power? It's easier this year because of new Tesla technology. Want to power your home by riding a bike? Yep, that was invented too. Electric cards are even more widespread, and this year we really are working even more to make things eco-friendly. 6. Changing sneakers These new sneakers are pretty incredible. Made with e-paper you can personalize them to look however you want them to, with whatever design you put on your app. They are pretty expensive right now, but maybe next year this technology will be on more than just shoes... Think changing shirts or dresses!! 7. Flying Cars Ok, I wrote about these before so it's something I really love. Who wouldn't want to just hop in their car and fly to work? Me please! Well now you can with the new developments from several companies. They have a lot of really cool designs too, so I'm ready to become a pilot please. 8. Solar Powered Plane The Solar Impulse 2 made history this year, becoming the first airplane ride run completely on solar power for 4 days, 21 hours, and 52 minutes. Wondering how it works during night? Well it charges during the sun-time, but also can steal some sun power at night. Pretty incredible for travel and alternative energy. 9. IBM WATSON It's a crazy supercomputer that has voice recognizing capabilities, advanced language, speech and vision abilities. It won Jeopardy already, so that's pretty incredible. Another thing that's awesome about it? You can use it. No serious, anyone can use it. 10. Robots Yes, again this isn't new to 2015. But robots can do more because of this years' innovation than ever. For example Buddy the Robot is perfect for your home, and pretty inexpensive. He can see, hear, and speak through an 8-inch tablet that serves as its face and brain. He is at your home-service! Techies...thoughts? @konaskorner @DaivonUnderwood @gaeljames92 @Zekiya @Krazypoet @AzamSharif @NerukaWong @shantalcamara @RachelParker@Cereal03 @RobertMarsh @loftonc16 @thefeels @missophiestik @ButterflyBlu @Krazypoet @quietone @Luci546 @smnthcarter773 @DroPuenteAG93 @ChriSingularis @Emescia @nikkinjg @TessStevens Did I miss a cool tech innovation from this year? What is your favorite innovation this year?