Ana Laura Arbesú
Telephones with flexible screens and holographic projections, others of electronic paper as hardware and even a pen scanner for translating into some 45 languages, are some of the latest technological innovations presented by the large companies in information and telecommunications.
These innovations saturate the market daily and compete for acceptance with useful accessories for reading, communication, and even monitoring vital signs.
After the arrival of the so-called tablets, the mobiles with touch screens, there opened a range of technical facilities directed at satisfying the demands of customers consistent with modern life: with more technological functions, lightweight and simple designs, and the possibility of discerning in a broader manner the human body, with ecological elements and even transparency.
The devices Flexphone and Roundphone are designed by the company eYeka, specialized in information and communication technology.
The second of those, as described by its agents, will be very useful in everyday life. It can check the water temperature if you take it into the shower. It is about a telephone with internet connection above objects, specify the creators.
Another of their potentials is to facilitate the vision of a higher plan of human image through holographic projections, technology based on laser light photography and printed on a sensitive plate or film that has the peculiarity of producing objects in relief.
To the latest projects of the company they added the Flexphone, whose screen will be flexible unlike traditional mobiles despite possessing inside all of the chips that provide the functions to devices today such as cameras and gyroscopes.
Both technologies intend to surpass, only two weeks away from their release to the public, the other Canadian design, the Paperphone, a mobile of great possibilities that surpasses the conventional above all in its lightnessas fromits use as electronic paper support.
Only 10 millimeters wide, their qualities are varied, among which includes the elasticity of its screen, necessary for electronic book readers. The creators detail that it operates as a small interactive sheet, or that is to say, bends instead of using finger pressure like current mobiles.
The telephone of paper, equal to its prior analogues, also presents the possibility of downloading text, one of the current benefits of smartphones. Once downloaded, they can turn the pages in a manner similar to iPads and their variants.
This will be another alternative to place in the hand of the customer, a more functional device, moreover, it is equipped to send and receive calls, send text messages, and play music, they emphasize.
With these applications the electronic library is underpinned as a viable alternative to searching the web for books of different themes, despite that the method generates great controversy among readers and writers.
Although they recognize the technological option, the criteria of those loyal to the printed letter focus on the inability of technology to replace the delight of leafing through some volume, the smell of fresh ink or of paper almost yellowed by the passing years.
Neither will they be able to leave behind the crammed bookcases, to which we turn to when we wish to return to a good novel or an exciting adventure.
Nevertheless they consider that it is another variant consistent with modern life, with its accelerated pace and its vicissitudes, that is, an option to choose from.
With phonetics included, the Quicktionary TS Premium works by passing the tip over the word one wishes to translate, just like a marker to highlight text. Moreover, the fabricators explain that it translates immediately to the selected language.
Thus, the traditional dictionary specialized in various languages will compete with its digital counterparts as an alternative to the online translations offered by computers, telephones, mobiles, and tablets. (PL)
(Translated by Teri Miller)