We are moments away from ushering in a brand new year. The twelfth year of the 21st century.
Profound discoveries and amazing accomplishments have happened in 2011.
And as for The Tech Fire, it would behoove us not to talk about some of the best technologies this past year had to offer.
The iPhone 4s and Siri
iPhone’s are old news. New updates and versions of the phone come out often, and people have become desensitized to its amazing capabilities. But this year, the iPhone 4s was released, with Siri. Siri is a voice controlled “personal assistant” available with the new iPhone. You speak, and she listens. Then she performs. This voice-controlled app organizes, answers questions, and tells you what to do. The future is here.
No more carrying around a book bag laden with notebooks for every class, the new Boogie Board is here. The Boogie Board Rip is an LCD Writing Tablet with a paper like writing surface that allows the user to write down notes, images, reminders, etc., via a Stylus writing pen. According to their website, the Improv Electronics eWriter has the ability to save written work as files and then later transfer them to a computer. Weighing in at 11.5 ounces – almost half the weight of the iPad – with a 9.5-inch LCD screen, the tablet has a numerous amount of accessories for customization and a smaller 8.5-inch version that clips easily into a binder.