The Craziest Tech Achievements of 2013

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We take a look back on the most important technology developments and inventions during 2013

iPhone 5S Fingerprint ID Scanner

Apple seems to always be on top of their game. Their latest iPhone, the 5S, features something that has never been done before – a fingerprint scanner. In order to really keep your phone secure, you can lock and unlock by using your unique fingerprint. We think that is pretty cool.

The Craziest Tech Achievements of 2013

Baxter: The Blue-Collar Robot

Baxter is a very unique robot that was developed to work in manufacturing environments. It safely performs productive tasks, and adapts to its environment and tasks all the while working next to people. We wonder if Baxter takes coffee breaks with his co-workers.

The Craziest Tech Achievements of 2013

Smart Watches

If you think that it’s high time that we stop rambling through our bags or dig in our pockets whenever the phone rings, then companies like Pebble, Samsung, and Nexus have just answered your prayers with their new smart watches. You can answer a call, text, or Skype just by lifting your wrist. That is so James Bond. We love it!

The Craziest Tech Achievements of 2013

Temporary Social Media

Privacy is extremely important, especially when sending messages via a social media outlet, right? Mobile apps such as Snapchat allow you to send messages and get rid of them automatically. So you don’t have to be reminded what you sad to your ex one drunken night.

The Craziest Tech Achievements of 2013

Artificial Intelligence Gets Smarter

Google’s Ray Kurzweil developed a spectrum of Artificial Intelligence aptly named ‘deep learning’. The software was developed to copy the activity that goes in the layers of neocortex where thinking usually occurs, recognizing images, sounds, and other data. We hope that computers don’t decide to take over the world, though.

The Craziest Tech Achievements of 2013

High Voltage Supergrids

For quite a long time high-voltage DC was only capable of point-to-point transmission, but now these high-voltage DC power lines have the ability to transport electricity under water for very over thousands of miles.

The Craziest Tech Achievements of 2013

Prenatal DNA Sequencing

If you want to know what your unborn baby faces in his or her future, in terms of genetics, then look no further than Prenatal DNA Sequencing. DNA sequences are counted in the blood of moms to test for major disruptions such as Down Syndrome.

The Craziest Tech Achievements of 2013

3-D Printing

Manufacturers such as MakerBot have been in the 3-D printing or additive manufacturing development since 2009. They have recently unveiled a trio of 3-D printers including one for beginners. Features include a built-in camera to supervise progress straight from your mobile device. That’s not all, you can even send files via WiFi. Our minds are officially blown.

The Craziest Tech Achievements of 2013

Large Data From Inexpensive Phones

In 2013, it was made possible to be able to collect and evaluate information from “less smart” cellphones, providing info such as how people move or behave, and even aide in the understanding of how diseases are spread. Now nobody is left out on any information. We like it!

The Craziest Tech Achievements of 2013

Ultra-Efficient Solar Power

The solar power technology reached new heights in 2013 by having devices mounted on a tracker that follows the sun, and having each filter paired with a solar cell that is made out of material that can competently renovate the wavelength that passes. Way to save on that electricity bill!

The Craziest Tech Achievements of 2013


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