Steven Barnes, co-owner Genius Phone Repair, showing off future technology
(WZZM) - Every time Apple or Samsung makes an announcement people wonder what will the new feature be? Technology is advancing quickly and it seems the next big thing is just around the corner. We look at five advances that might just be the next big thing.
Steven Barnes is co-owner of Genius Phone Repair. He is keeping up-to-date with technology because he knows he will have to fix it.
"Moving forward, screens are going to be flexible," explains Barnes. Samsung and Sony both have revealed screens that can bend like a sheet of paper. This means phones will be able to have a curve to them and flexibility means the screen won't break as easy.
"I think the future phone is going to have an even bigger display-- closer to your tablets and it is going to be used for a lot of design applications," says Barnes.
Phones have been trending up in size with a new classification of phone-meets-tablet called the "phablet." Samsung has a design with a flexible screen that could unfold into a larger phone.
"We are talking about the future of speed and computers and cell phones," explains Barnes. "This Galaxy Note 2 is twice as fast as (some computers) and as we go forward, the phone of the future is going to be twice as fast." Phones are getting very fast with multiple chips to perform billions of calculations. The faster the phone becomes, the less need you will have for a laptop.
"The future of technology is going to be wearable technology," says Barnes. This idea is already here with a product called Google Glass. It is a computer/phone that you wear like glasses. It gives you a heads-up display, so there's no more need to look down at your phone because it is always on.
The latest Samsung phone lets you type without touching the screen, but a future phone will project an image on your skin or in the air that you can touch.
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