8 Ways to Keep Up on Developing Technologies


Of course, the pace of change in the technology sector seems to accelerate at an ever-increasing rate. Here are ten ways to keep up with new and upcoming technologies.


1. Read Engadget


As for consumer tech like you, Engadget.com is one of the sources you can get information on the internet. Furthermore, the amount of news it produces can be overwhelming. You can use it as a news aggregator or occasionally check headlines at the site.


2. Find a Technophile

Some might call technophile as “nerds” or “geeks,” but every organization or social circle has a technophile or someone who are always up on the latest tech trends. IT is the traditional home for these types. Increasingly in marketing and product development, home people who consciously follow technology are the one who provides a perspective on what’s happening in the tech world.  Having access to a technology ‘guru’ who is permanently available to answer your queries is the solution to your problem of generational “technology gap.”


3. Get your hands dirty

If you wanted to experience the future technologies, there’s nothing like creating and building with them. If you are looking for evolving mobile platforms, you could make your own on “Hello World.” The web is rife with tutorials that let you get into the most intimate details of these technologies. This one is a good investment of your time!


4. Play a game

At home, if you have a modern gaming system, try to a play a game or two and see the connectivity, media distribution, and social networking options provided by the system. Gaming somehow pushes calculating platforms to their limits, and are becoming generalized media and communication devices as well.


5. Go to a big box store

If you are fun on shopping online, try to visit a big box retailer. There’s nothing like seeing and touching the actual product. You can also get information about the manufactures who are generating customers’ interest and whose product is always on the trend.


6. Have a personal R&D budget

You can set aside funds to acquire an occasional consumer electronic device that represents a broader industry trend. Wearables are now on the top trend, and many of the fitness trackers and smartwatches are relatively affordable and well worth. You can stay on track by keeping informed on what’s going on in tech gadgets that will surely get your attention.


7. Read occasional tech article/book

Technology somehow has speculations; however, it’s worth paying attention to some of the futurists who spend their time considering the outer limits of technology. You could consider the distant future as well as the more immediate term. Read about tech article that somehow has a futuristic view about what lies ahead with our technology.


8. Get outside your industry

Have you wonder and be amazed at the idea that some industries are already ahead of other on specific technologies? At large companies, even single divisions may be pushing the technological development. Try to identify others organizations that are deploying newer technologies. Spend some time with peers discussing what techniques or innovations to watch for. This somehow helps you to prepare for a deployment tomorrow.


Here you go, the eight ways how to keep up with a developing technological world. You can never be left behind in technology since it is always present in our daily lives.

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