In 1973 the World’s very first mobile phone was created; weighing in at 1.1kg, measuring over 35cm tall (when taking into account it’s very seventies aerial) and providing 30 minutes of talk-time per charge- it was revolutionary. Okay, so it didn’t catch on that well, and even the first commercially-available mobile phone was not one for the everyman- costing a whopping $3,995. BUT, it was the very beginning of portable tech.
Fast-forward 40-odd years and the landscape of technology on the go is vastly different. Not only do we have powerful phones that sit in the palm of our hands and super-lightweight laptops that run for hours at a time without being plugged in, we also have tiny removable memory drives capable of holding huge amounts of data, and electronic bracelets attached to our wrists that can do everything from sending texts to performing ECG’s. With the mammoth changes that have taken place in the last few decades, what does the future of portable tech look like?
What do boats, backup generators, golf buggies and temporary traffic lights all have in common? They’re all powered by SLAs batteries…
What are they, I hear you ask? Well, not unlike the rat, you’re never more than a few feet away from one! Whether you’re down by the sea ready to set foot on your $1 million speedboat, or waiting patiently at a set of temporary traffic lights, SLAs empower your life with little to no recognition in return…
Since 2010 digital camera sales have decreased by over 80%, is this trend set to continue until digital cameras join the ranks of portable CD players and floppy disks? Or will they regain custom in the age of Instagram? (more…)
The USB is something we’ve all come to know and love. But as we grow older, so does that faithful little port on the side of your laptop. Where next for the old faithful USB? Well, you’re in luck – the crystal ball’s out and ready for action. Let’s take a look… (more…)