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Technology is advancing at a rapid pace with smart phones, tablets and consoles being developed at a staggering rate. The days of stopping at a phone booth to make a call are long gone thanks to the invention of mobile phones. Mobiles of today are nothing like the large brick-like devices of the early 90s. Nowadays most of us have smart phones which can perform most computing tasks with ease.

 

Equally, early computers were slow, bulky machines that could take weeks to program. Today’s computers are fast and multifunctional, with touch screen tablets and lightweight laptops commonplace.

 

Wristwatch Smart Phones

Wristwatch Smart Phones

Wearable technology has been hitting the headlines in recent times. September 2013 saw the launch of the Galaxy Gear. A wristwatch smart phone gadget that can make phone calls, surf the net and send emails. Versions from Apple and Google are expected to follow suit. The wristwatch smart phone is billed as a less intrusive way of communicating, allowing the user to simply glance at their wrist, rather than having to fumble around in a pocket or handbag to answer a call.

 

Google Glass

Google Glass

Google is also generating plenty of media coverage with its next piece of new technology, Google Glass. These glasses will put a screen right in front of your eyes as you walk around going about your business and are being billed as the ultimate hands free technology.

 

Google Glass is an attempt to free data from portable devices such as computers, smart phones and tablets and place it in front of your eyes. The device has a camera display, touch pad, battery and microphone built into the frames enabling you to film, take pictures and search on the go.

 

Xbox One

Xbox One

The latest offering from Microsoft delivers an entertainment experience like nothing before and could be the ultimate device for couch potatoes everywhere. Players will be able to effortlessly switch from games and music to movies, TV and other apps, without having to switch a single cable, or leave the sofa. The Kinect camera means you can sign in and scroll through your favourite TV shows with the sound of your voice or play a game using gestures.

 

Fujitsu Lifebook 2013

Fujitsu Lifebook 2013

The Fujitsu’s Lifebook 2013 is worth a mention as one of the coolest gadgets in development. Like a laptop, only much more, the Lifebook 2013 offers four devices in one, tablet, mobile phone, camera and the laptop itself. Each gadget can be attached underneath the shell and has its own separate CPU. When all are plugged in they share processing power between them and connect and sync with one another.

 

While these technological innovations are likely to leave a serious dent in your wallet, there is a growing market in refurbished electronic devices, particularly if they display a shiny Apple logo. If you want to keep up with the latest technology, selling your old laptop, tablet or smart phone might be a good way to raise funds.

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