Technology has, for some time, been experiencing exponential development. As more technology became advanced, that advancement enabled further progress. This trend increased and increased and now we have a world interactable almost fully by touch, with the power of a computer in our hand and AI running in our cars. In this state, it can be hard to work out who is supplying the best tech, or incorporating the newest blend of innovation. Below are 5 brands that make progressive technology accessible to everyone.
Sony – TV Technology
Sony is responsible for leaps in gaming technology in their PS5, but that wouldn’t mean anything without screens to display them on. Sony TV unveiled the XR range of TVs this year, bringing the highest density of LEDs in a TV to the masses. Not only is this a high-fidelity screen, but it can also shade the LEDs individually in reaction to the scene. What this means is an increased level of color contrast and sharpness around the edges of objects/color elements. The processor required is what makes this a progressive piece of kit, with the processor working in real-time to contextually change the LED configuration. Combining computing with TV technology results in a step forward for the viewing experience.
Lenovo – Laptops Like Desktops
Computing itself is a huge industry, with varied purposes. It can be hard to compare computing advancements when PCs can be used for gaming, word processing, algorithmic purposes, video editing, and so much more. All these tasks need different areas of advancement, from the processor to the graphics card to RAM and more. So, why is Lenovo on the list?
Lenovo has shown through their ThinkPad series that they can combine high-end processors (6 cores, 8 threads) with a simple laptop design. Having the processing power of a desktop from your laptop is an achievement worth exploring, and the ThinkPad L’s incorporate all the advancements we have had in recent years in RAM, Storage (Use of SSD storage), processing, and accessibility.
Microsoft Xbox – Old and New
Computing isn’t always as varied and adaptable an affair as desktops and laptops. Instead, some companies have focused on making dedicated systems with specific purposes. Xbox has created the Series X and S in recent years; systems that run the widest library of games on any system, thanks to backwards compatibility and game pass.
The hardware itself is as expected, with SSDs and cooling solutions being a big step forward. However, it’s not the hardware that puts Xbox on the list. It’s the fact that they utilize this hardware so well. The Xbox Series S and X can run games from a decade ago, can play visual media and streaming services, and can run the newest games to spec at 60fps+. The fact the system is so friendly to older games in a way that 2022 needs are a huge benefit to the system. We are proving, through Xbox, that we don’t have to leave the past behind. Videogame preservation is a very real effort, and in terms of consoles, Xbox is at the forefront.
Firefox – Yes, That One
Despite a kind of Mandela Effect convincing everyone that Mozilla Firefox is being phased out, it isn’t. Firefox has been providing an alternative to Internet Explorer (And then Chrome, later on) for decades. It’s important to recognize the variation of the internet landscape and encourage it. With browsers being at the forefront of internet interaction, it isn’t safe to have just one, and Firefox is still the leading alternative.
Its place on this list, though, is due not to it simply being an alternative, but because Firefox is rated the highest for accessibility. Screen-readers work well with Firefox, whereas Chrome and others can fail to work. Making advanced technology available to customers is what this list is all about, so the fact Firefox is making an effort to get the content of the internet across to the visually impaired is huge.