Technology and the internet are constantly evolving and innovating, giving rise to new technologies and shapes. In this blog article, you’ll find what’s new in technology this week that has something to do with the internet, as well as how it can affect how people use it and what they can do with it.
Weeks of Technology Updates
This week on the web, we’ve got new updates on Google Analytics, Facebook Messenger’s newest features, and more. Here are some of the most notable tech stories from this past week:
- Google Analytics Updates
Google has released a new update to their beloved analytics software that includes new features for marketers. The biggest change is that users now have the ability to see how different segments of their audience interact with their content across channels (such as website, social media, and email). Additionally, Google has added support for event-based reporting, which will allow you to see how your content is performing based on specific triggers (like a purchase or lead conversion). Overall, this is a useful update that will help marketers better understand how they’re performing and where they can make improvements.
- Facebook Messenger Adds New Features
Facebook Messenger has been busy this past week, releasing a number of new features that are sure to please its users. Perhaps the most significant addition is group messaging, which lets you send messages to up to 1,000 people at once without having to create individual chats for each person. Additionally, Facebook is introducing video calling, which works similarly to Skype but with faster video loading times. Finally, the social media platform has updated its search feature so that you can now type in any keyword and see related messages from Messenger users who have mentioned it. These updates make Facebook an even more powerful communication tool for businesses and individuals alike.
Breaking Tech News
This week, we saw a slew of new updates from some of the most popular tech companies. Apple released its latest update to its iOS operating system, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Note 8 phone, and Microsoft announced a new update to its Windows 10 operating system. Here are the biggest news stories from this week in technology:
Apple Released Its Latest Update to Its iOS Operating System
Apple’s latest update to its iOS operating system includes a number of new features and improvements. The update includes support for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), as well as improvements to the user interface and performance. Additionally, the update includes a redesigned Control Center, which allows users to more easily access frequently used features. The update is available for download now on iPhone and iPad devices.
Samsung Unveiled Its New Galaxy Note 8 Phone
Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Note 8 phone this week at an event in New York City. The phone features a number of innovative features, including a stylus that can be used for handwriting recognition and drawing, as well as an S-Pen that can be used for virtual reality (VR) applications and other tasks. Additionally, the phone has a infinity display that covers the entire front of the device, allowing users to see more information at once than ever before. The phone is available now on major U.S. carriers and will be available in Europe later this year.
New Year’s Resolutions for Technology
Looking to make some tech resolutions for the New Year? Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Set realistic goals for yourself and stick to them.
- Learn new technologies and use them more often.
- Be more organized and streamlined with your workflows and systems.
- Be sure to regularly update your devices and software with the latest security patches and updates.
- Make time each day to explore new websites, apps, and technologies!
What tech, devices will be new in 2019
There are a ton of new tech and devices coming out in 2019, so it’s hard to know where to start. Here are five of the most exciting new technologies and devices to look out for this year.
- Augmented Reality
Augmented reality is already a major part of our lives, whether we’re using apps on our phones or watching videos on YouTube. But 2019 will see even more widespread adoption of the technology as companies start incorporating augmented reality into their products. This could mean everything from seeing directions while driving to learning about history while browsing through Smithsonian museums’ archives.
- 5G Wireless Networks
5G wireless networks are still in development, but they’ll eventually be much faster than 4G networks and allow us to download files in less than a second rather than minutes or hours. They’re also expected to be much more reliable, making them perfect for use in areas like hospitals and classrooms where there’s lots of traffic and people moving around constantly.
- Virtual Reality headsets
VR headsets have been around for a few years now, but they’ve only become mainstream in recent years thanks to games like Pokémon Go and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR. In 2019, we’ll see more standalone VR headsets that don’t require a phone or computer to work, which will make them even more popular among consumers.
This week on the web, we’ve seen some big announcements from Google and Facebook. Google has announced that it is retiring its Google Plus social network, while Facebook has unveiled plans to build a new social media platform called “Facebook Home.” We also saw the release of iOS 10 beta 2 and Microsoft’s announcement of Project Scorpio, their new gaming console. There have been lots of other big news stories this week, but these are just a few that I think deserve mention. What were your favorite tech stories of the week? Let us know in the comments below!