My earlier post was all about gadgets and hand held devices that people carry around with them, but there are also a number of household gadgets and technological advances that are proving to be especially popular too, particularly as far as entertainment is concerned. home improvement through technology is becoming a massive industry, kitchen gadgets, gaming consoles and computers, not to mention the great number of new televisions that are introduced each year or announced at various expos.
Entertainment technology advances incredibly quickly, but this is not the only home technology that is seeing rapid advancement. Communication technology has progressed rapidly in the past 5 years alone as more and more homes are becoming equipped with broadband internet. Wireless technology is becoming more commonplace and for homes that are equipped with several computers it has become somewhat of a necessity. There are hopes to increase the speed of the broadband services being operated throughout the UK as many other European countries are now equipped with high speed internet services, and despite all of the remarkable things we can do today, the UK is actually lagging behind slightly in that respect. But this technology has already done wonders to revolutionsise the home environment as well as the economy.
The simple fact is that people enjoy the latest gadget. If it is just slightly more efficient and better than what they had previously, but also looks super modern and space age, people will rush to buy it or queue for hours to be the first to own it. I’m certainly no different, the latest technology is incredibly interesting and it is very easy to get suckered into the promises of businesses and technology conventions that promise that these types of miraculous machines will be hitting the shelves within a few short months or years.
If you take a look around the modern kitchen you will see a vast array of different gadgets and machines designed to toast cheese sandwiches, or grill beef, or make bread, or steam vegetables. Where as in the past they managed to compress all of these functions down into one product, which they named the oven. Or perhaps more aptly you won’t actually see this gadgets lying around because the vast majority of them end up under the cupboard. Ocassionally, we all remember that we own a sandwich toaster and we are suddenly overtaken by the urge to use it before placing it back under the sink where it lives for years on end.
With this blog I hope to bring attention to the few home gadgets that are truly revolutionary. The types of products that you could genuinely end up using every day in order to make your life easier. And speaking of remarkable technology, here is a really fascinating TED talk about some recent inventions that from what I can see operate on magic: