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Technology is progressing at an amazing pace. Every day there are a number of scientific innovations being made in different parts of the world and advancement is being made in every existing field. In the year of 2012, there have been a great many creative ideas and products. Here are the five top innovations of 2012 that have made a mark .
1. Touch Computing
With the implementation of graphical user interface (GUI), normal desktop computers is now being upgraded with touch screens. The technology here is similar to the touch screen concept of iPhones. So far, there have been two types of approaches, the use of resistive screens and capacitive screens, the latter of which is being used more often recently. This technology has really brought out a new age of PC paradigms .
2. Voice Control
Also known as voice recognition application, voice control is on the rise this year. This application has become extremely popular with the young and the old. This technology in Smartphones enables the user to use his voice to perform tasks like creating reminders, making schedules and searching the web. These devices are best suited for business people and youngsters since voice control allows you to multitask and keep pace with your work .
3. Spatial Gestures
Another awesome innovation this year is the spatial gesture concept. Using this technology, devices like the Gesture Remotes were made. The device utilizes a simple interfacing system that does not have any keys or buttons on its surface. Just with the use of spatial gestures of the finger (thumb) the user will be able to access different content. This technology identifies and traces the movement in three dimensional area and converts these movements or gestures into commands for the software. The sensors not only detect positions but the speed and direction of the movement as well .
4. Second Screen attraction
A recent concept application that is mostly noticed in devices like the iPad, iPhone and Android has come into the picture. This application enables the user to link the video/movie that is being watched to be exhibited from the television. Here it has been observed that the social element of this technology creates a different audience target that is still confined to the primary content. The software of the application identifies the embedded points from the show that is being watched in the device .
5. TV Everywhere Technology
This technology lets the user watch live shows and movies on any smart device as long as the user has a cable subscription. With the rise of various smart tablets, TV everywhere technology has a boost in its rating .
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