A Technological Year in Review

Alas, 2015 comes to a close tonight. This year was filled with technological advances in gadgets and concepts. In light of New Years Eve, this blog post covers major launches of tech devices that happened in 2015.

 

Samsung Galaxy S6

The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 was released on April 10 this year. Its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S5, was released in 2014. Many Samsung loyalists considered and went through with the upgrade from the S5 to the S6.

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Samsung Gear VR

As I talked about in a previous blog post, the Samsung Gear VR is a virtual reality device that transports users to a life-like, virtual landscape. It was launched on November 27, 2015 and added to the constantly growing virtual reality industry. Users attach their Samsung phones to the device and are able to have a 360-degree view of a virtual reality. Think of something similar to the Oculus Rift Game of Thrones exhibit that was at the PNE back in 2014.

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Self-Driving Cars

Also mentioned previously, Tesla released its Model S Autopilot this year. The new software allows users to switch into autopilot. It was launched in October 2015. Tesla has stated that they will continue developing technology to advance this feature.

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Apple Watch

Another item mentioned in a previous post, the Apple Watch was one of the most anticipated pieces of technology in 2015. In April 2015, Apple joined the wearable tech industry with its Apple Watch. Since its launch, Apple has released new software for the Apple Watch called the watchOS2.

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iPhone 6S

Apple unveiled its iPhone 6S on September 9, 2015. The iPhone 6 line is becoming bigger and better. Literally. The iPhone 6S is 4.7” and the iPhone 6S Plus is 5.5”, which competes in size with Android phones. On a side note, check out the marketing campaign that 6S, a digital marketing agency in Vancouver, released to ask Apple not to name its new iPhone “6S”.

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As 2015 ends and 2016 begins, technology will continue to advance. In 20 years, you will look back at this blog and smile at the simplicity of the technology we have today. 2015 was a year of wearable technology, of virtual reality, and of self-driving cars.