15 Amazing Technology Updates in 2011, including Windows 8 Beta, Tablets & PlayBooks!

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Almost all of us observe this little fact (if taken lightly; otherwise it is the biggest one) in our routine life that things are changing rapidly. Just over a decade ago, Geek was used to insult others (thought it sometimes still is), but usually by someone of no importance and a huge chip on his shoulder. But the word is now associated with Mark Zuckerberg, Page and Brin or perhaps Bill Gates.

It is pretty much simple to deduce that the evolution of mankind will take the path of the wealthy; they have better chances of survival, finding a mate and seeing their offspring into adulthood. The same rule is applicable in the world of TECHNOLOGY! In fact here it is progressing in faster manner, and even a day can bring evolution in tech world.

So, here in this post we have gathered some mind blasting and innovative news related to technology:

15 – Google Refines Search

 

Google Refines Search

The Great Google came up with another change in its traditional search system this year. Now it is called Google Instant Page. It predicts the link users want to use and begins fetching its data even before user clicks on any link, saving 2-5 seconds of searching query time.

14 – Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid

 

In 2011, the most awaited Metal Gear Solid: Rising along with Batman: Arkham City, Tomb Raider, Mass Effect 3, Socom 4, Crysis 2 and Ratchet and Clank hit the stands. All 4 One will hit the WebPages as well as physical market by the end of this year.

13 – Fake Microsoft Updates

Fake Microsoft Updates

We all know that social engineering tricks have been in fashion around cyber world since the very first day. Similarly, a malicious script is currently masquerading as a Microsoft Update all over the web. Firefox users can be redirected via a popup warning to a page that is the spitting image of the Microsoft Update Center, the original can be recognized as it displays requirement of Internet Explorer. To protect yourself from this condition try to check security certificate of the redirected site before installing any stuff.

12 – Atom Based Tablets

 

Intel Atom tablets

Now when Tablet computers are gradually becoming very famous and common among the customers, Intel has another cool news for tablet lovers – from now onwards tablet computers will also be available featuring Intel Atom Processors!

11 – iOS 5

 

 iOS 5

Though the new launching dates (in different regions) for iOS 5 haven’t been announced so far, initially the device was scheduled to be released in American Fall and would be compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1 and iPad 2, as well as the iPod touch 3G and 4G. In iOS 5, a new notification centre with lock-screen notifications; the newsstand, for magazine and newspaper feed subscriptions; improved Twitter integration and reader list bookmarking for Safari are some noticeable features.

10 – Nintendo 3DS

 

 

Nintendo 3DS

Being powered by 3.53-inch widescreen top screen with 800-by-240-pixel resolution, 3.02-inch lower screen with 320-by-240-pixel resolution, glasses-free 3D, two rear-facing cameras (0.3 megapixel) for 3D imaging, one front-facing camera for head tracking, touch screen, stylus inputs, ad hoc multiple-device Wi-Fi connection, 802.11 Wi-Fi, the all new glasses free Nintendo 3DS will very soon hit the market this year.

9 – Samsung Galaxy S2

Samsung Galaxy S2

Extremely lightweight and sleek, this new Samsung tab comes with powerful features and configurations, including 4.3 inch display accompanied by two touch based keys, for menu and return. There is a hardware button for Home as well.

However, despite the so many excellent features, what’s missing is the traditional search button, common on most Android Phones.

8 – PSP Phones

PSP Phones

I bet you guys have not ever heard of PSP Go running Smartphone software!

With the Sony Ericsson Play Phone PSP phones have now entered in the market to set new records, Android based Sony Ericsson Play phone can run PSP games in full graphics.

7 – Solid State Drive

 

Solid State Drive Intel

Considered as the future of storage devices, the SSD elegantly replaces the conventional hard drive’s magnetic, optical and electrical components. Above all, it does away with the moving parts of the hard drive and instead offers a combination of a flash memory device and controller.

6 – 3D Sharp Android Phones

 

3D Sharp Android Phones

One more literally outstanding new technology is set to debut this year during fall. Yes, you have guessed it right – it is the 3D Phone!

With the help of this new exciting machine, you will be able to enjoy your favorite movies and games in this particular 3D Android Phones without wearing the glasses.

Here are the specs of these phones:

Android 2.2 (Froyo), 1GHz processor, 9.6-megapixel camera (model 003SH), 720p video capture, 8.0-megapixel camera (model 005SH), up to 32GB MicroSD card storage support

5 – Windows 7 Tablets

 

Windows 7 Tablets

After the success of iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab, new tablets computer will hit the market this year featuring the Windows 7 OS. It is certainly very good news for all of us since Windows has maintained its position of being the most frequently used Operating System over the years in all parts of the world.

4 – HTC Sensation

 

HTC Sensation

The HTC sensation is actually a large phone, but feels smaller than the Galaxy S2 owing to smaller top and bottom bezels. Though it is heavier and therefore bulkier as compare to the other such devices in the market, but feels sleeker than the HTC Desire HD. The display is too glossy for our pleasure. Antenna quality is not so good and can be rated to 15 percent worse than the Galaxy S2, which wasn’t perfect either.

3 – Sprint 4G Tablet

 

Sprint 4G Tablet EVO

Being the first tablet ever in the technology world that will feature the new and amazing technology of 4G WiMax network, Sprint 4G Tablet will be releasing very soon this year.

2 – Windows 8 Public Beta

 

Windows 8 Public Beta

This updated version of Windows comes with deeper integration between home, mobile, and work computers, app store, simplified interface as compared to Windows 7. (Only Microsoft knows the actual release date!)

1 – Multi-Bit Phase Change Memory

Multi-Bit Phase Change Memory chip

IBM research – Zurich has announced a new type of inexpensive and reliable universal non-volatile memory called Phase Change Memory. Shattering records, it supposedly reads and writes 100 times faster than conventional flash based memory with a latency of 10 microseconds, and is also several of orders of magnitude more reliable with 10 million estimates write cycles.

Truly amazing, isn’t it?

Yes, I guess and this is what makes it the most awaited technology update of 2011!

 

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