Predicting the future is difficult and dangerous. Because of the rapid changes in technology and the never-ending barriers to innovation, predicting the future in the technology business is even more complex and risky. Only a small percentage of inventions such as new apps genuinely change the status quo. Some aren’t practical or cost-effective, while others are ahead of their time or lack a market. Many examples exist of superior technology that was never implemented because others arrived on time or performed better in the market.
Big tech promises will abound in 2022. Another question is whether companies can deliver. 2022 will be a year of hurry up and wait in many ways. It will take time for big digital advancements like the metaverse, driverless vehicles, and better repairability to live up to their promises. So corporations must be careful not to overpromise.
On the other hand, companies require our support now more than ever. Virtual reality, smart home technology, and health wearables rely on our data to improve. If we don’t trust businesses enough to give information, technology becomes stuck.
So, what technology should we be investing our time and money in? Here are some of the latest tech products we believe will be big in 2022.
The Colorsonic hair coloring technology was recently unveiled by L’Oreal’s Research and Innovation Tech team. The handheld device is meant to create individualized, exact blends that can be applied and distributed simply at home. So naturally, beauty experts are eager to get their hands on it!
Samsung Neo QLED
While OLED and Micro LED advances spark interest, Samsung’s Neo QLED series adds practical and forward-thinking features to one of the top 4K TVs on the market. A full HDMI 2.1 input array maxes out the frame rates and resolutions of the latest streaming devices and gaming consoles, not to mention a 144-hertz refresh rate for smoother motion in movies and games.
The TVs come with a solar-powered remote that transforms radio waves like your Wi-Fi signal into power. This is not only convenient, but it can also help minimize the number of disposable batteries that end up in landfills.
Finding new methods to push the envelope is an essential aspect of developing a game-changing piece of technology — or any product, for that matter. New features, methods, and categories have all been added. But knowing what isn’t broken and avoiding the temptation to fix it is just as important. Apple’s recent 14 and 16-inch MacBooks demonstrate how the development of these two impulses is required to truly drive the ball forward.
Apple’s new MacBooks blow the competition out of the water regarding hard data from synthetic benchmarks. Gone are clumsy additions like the touch bar, which served no useful purpose. Instead, fantastic features like MagSafe, briefly removed from the line, are making a comeback. The superb quality of having connectors other than USB-C is also returning.
Withings has unveiled Body Scan, a firm recognized for its connected health tech devices. The technology uses a smart scale coupled to a retractable handle, which contains sensors and electrodes for analysis to measure body composition and heart rate. Updates to the related app are in the works. They will collect feedback on nutrition, sleep, exercise, stress management and provide access to medical professionals.
Alienware M17 R5 Laptop
In addition to Dolby Atmos and Vision support on every 2022 Alienware gaming machine, the M17 goes a step further by including the newest Ryzen 9 6980HX CPU and RX 6850M XT for ray-traced graphics and fast frame rates.
In addition, it’s the first to use AMD SmartAccess Graphics, AMD’s performance-enhancing feature that distributes power and resources more efficiently. This improves the 17-inch beast’s battery life, which is notoriously short on larger, more powerful models. We don’t expect a single charge to last the entire day, but we hope for more prolonged bouts of high-quality gameplay. Keep an eye out for this monster to arrive this spring.