2008 is coming to an end and various publications will be getting out their crystal balls to make wild predictions about what the buzz-techs of 2009 will be.
Here’s my look into 2009, along with a look back at developments in 21st century technology (funny how 21st century technology used to conjure up images of spaceships and sci-fi). It’s quite amazing to see how far we’ve come in less than a decade
On Wednesday, I wrote about a battle looming between Apple and Googleas discussions take place over the possibility of Apple making Microsoft‘s Bing the default search engine on the iPhone.
Stepping back further than a single search engine fight, it’s evident that Google, Microsoft, Apple, and even Yahoo are now competing in numerous different business arenas.
The chart above illustrates many of the services these companies provide. Some of their products have been cornerstone revenue streams, and others are just at the beginning of development. But putting them up against each other really helps illustrate each company’s focus and their possible future directions of exploration.
A report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found that Motorola Droid, Blackberry Bold 9700, LG Chocolate Touch and HTC Nexus One are pushing the limits of radio frequency radiation safety limits set by the Federal Communications Commission.
But 2010’s offerings aren’t all bad news. Three new phones – Motorola Brute i680, Samsung Mythic and Pantech Impact – rank among the lowest-emission devices on the market.
EWG has compiled radiation data for new phones given top marks by CNET, PCMag.com, PC World and Consumer Reports. Technical experts at these publications rate phones for performance, usability, features and aesthetics, but not radiation output, EWG reports.
Ever Wonder what it takes to produce and power up all the worlds cell phones? Or how about how much waste is created due to the short lifespan each one has with consumers? The folks at iamgreen did, and came to us to create a visual way to show viewers just how much of an impact cellphones have on the environment.