Biggest Tech Successes and Failures
In technologies changes/upgrades are going on and it should have a good & bad side. While 2015 is the year of innovation and 2016 be the technical hype. We know from the small sector to large sector technical hypes are more this year. What follows is a year in review on the tech that needed the most fixing, and the tech that was actually fixed in 2016.
Biggest Tech Successes in 2016
One of the famous one in this list are the Google’s Allo, an instant messaging service that implemented artificial intelligence. Also a phone from Google home names “Pixel” also used the virtual assistant. Despite all the hype, all virtual assistants, including Google’s Assistant, Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa are also very popular now. Add up to that there are virtual assistant speakers also there from Apple and Amazon this year.
Complete tech world
Wifi is a common network term for people from 2016 and its meant to be the complete tech world.In addition, Google and the start-up Eero made Wi-Fi networks easier to set up for those with little technical know-how. All laptops, mobile devices and all electronic devices now have the wifi technology to connect with.
VR is the another one important item that is very popular nowadays. Almost all major mobile device companies are going to be a part of VR research wing and in coming years it should be in market. Virtual reality still has a long way to go before it becomes mainstream. The devices released this year by HTC, Facebook’s Oculus, Sony PlayStation and Google largely revolve around gaming, limiting their audience. In addition, most of the devices are expensive.
Biggest Tech Failures in 2016
Samsung Note 7 Blast
Samsung had forced to recall the Note 7 handset due to them exploding. The fault has been put down to a problem with the batteries, which caused the phone to overheat and in some cases burst into flames and leak dangerous chemicals.
Robot technical failure – Robot injured a child
Mall Security Robot Runs Over Toddler In Silicon Valley. A security robot failed to serve and protect while on duty patrolling a mall in Silicon Valley after it ran over and injured a toddler this year. The 5-foot tall and 300 pound K5 model robot made by the company Knightscope comes complete with high-tech features like thermal imaging sensors, lasers, a microphone and 360 video in order to identify potential criminal activity.
Tesla recalls aftermarket charging adapters for overheating
Tesla had voluntarily recalled a few thousand units of various aftermarket charging connectors, after few customers reported devices overheating.
Facebook’s first satellite destroyed in SpaceX’s failed launch
An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in Florida on Thursday, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa. The rocket was part of a fleet of spacecraft operated by SpaceX, the private space aviation company owned by internet billionaire and Tesla founder Elon Musk. The spaceship was undergoing pre-launch testing when it blew up, according to a SpaceX statement, which said that no one was hurt during the accident.