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Hot new technologies that can streamline and improve your life

Posted May 1

New technologies can transform ordinary objects and experiences into extraordinary ones. From everyday household objects to musical instruments to entertainment systems, there are many hot new technologies that are making daily items easier or better to use, and ultimately improving the lives of consumers.

Here are three examples of new innovations and trends to consider incorporating into your life:

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT), a network of physical objects embedded with electronics and connectivity, is going to revolutionize our lives as it grows. New applications of this concept include IoT-connected locks, which can turn your smartphone into a portable key to your home, allowing users to create and delete keys as needed. Upgraded refrigerators that connect to the Internet to play music, and display digital messages, recipes and shopping lists. When shopping for just about anything, consider whether there’s an IoT alternative and how it could help you.

Hybrid Pianos

Designed to combine the advantages of digital technology with the traditional sound and feel of acoustic pianos, new hybrid options, such as Casio`s new CELVIANO Grand Hybrid pianos are providing the experience of a grand piano, including the tones, keys and comfort, without the bulk. Made with full-length wooden concert grand piano keys, they have the same essential weighting and pivotal points as their traditional counterparts.

Its amplification system also reproduces the three-dimensional rich and complex sound field generated by an acoustic grand. With advanced analysis and signal processing, the pianos also recreate the acoustic characteristics of world-renowned concert halls, opera houses, cathedrals, and other venues like Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna for an immersive performance.

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Virtual Reality

The nascent virtual reality market (VR) is finally reaching consumers, thanks to the efforts of dozens of industry leaders. From first person gaming to film creation and viewing to sport spectating, immersive entertainment systems are quickly becoming an affordable reality for more people. Newly announced gear will even make it possible for consumers to capture their own 360-degree 3-D VR content.

New technologies can enrich your life, streamlining the way you run your household.


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