The past few years have been really great for modern technology. We got curved TVs, big cellular devices and more smart watches than your wrist can handle. This year’s advancements will make 2015 memorable.
Batteries power the tech we spend most of our time with but the design of the lithium-ion battery commonly used is severely limiting. We have been waiting for longer-lasting and faster-charging batteries for decades and 2015 might be the year we finally see some progress. Improved lithium ion batteries and quicker charging ones could make electric cars viable; make your laptop lighter, a week of Smartphone use and a boost for renewable energy among other benefits.
One big change you might notice this year is the framework that powers web pages. HTML 5, the latest iteration to the framework is a crucial update promising to make the web faster and prettier, speed up apps and even kill off flash altogether. The standards for HTML5 have been released and you can expect it to be the default in 2015.
Wi-Fi has been around for decades now but it actually undergoes improvements to improve speed, security and reliability. The Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard has been around for years not but chances are that you are not actually benefiting from the speeds unless you bought a brand new phone and home router. This year, every high end Smartphone will likely have an ac-compatible chipset. Internet providers will also be upgrading their users to 802.11ac packing routers. Hopefully, you’ll get to enjoy faster Wi-Fi speeds.