2021 has been challenging for all of us again. But no problems can stop technical progress. Science and technology not only did not slow down their movement, but vice versa – only quickened the pace. In all areas, from mobile and fiber-optic communications to cosmetic innovation and pet products. We bring to your attention the TOP-7 technological innovations of the outgoing year.
1. Smartphones with flexible screens that can be folded and tucked away in a pocket
In August, Samsung Electronics Co. introduced two new premium folding devices. Both devices are equipped with a powerful 5nm AP processor and are 5G compatible.
Galaxy Z Fold3 5G & ndash; an extremely powerful multitasking phone with next-generation performance and an incredibly sleek 7.6-inch Infinity Flex screen. This is the first foldable phone to support the S Pen.
Galaxy Z Flip3 5G & ndash; a phone for those who are equally important both design and functionality. It has a large external screen and at the same time fits easily into any pocket. And thanks to the advanced camera capabilities, the device allows you to take stunning hands-free selfies in Flex mode. It is now possible to take photos and videos while the device is folded.
The Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 were the first foldable phones with IP X8 waterproof rating, so they can be used safely even in the pouring rain. In the manufacture of both devices, the new Armor Aluminum & mdash; the toughest aluminum ever used in a Galaxy phone.
2.A smart watch to better manage your health
Samsung Electronics Co. not limited to revolutionary smartphones and also announced the beginning of a new era in the world of smartwatches.
Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic first equipped with the Samsung operating system, created in collaboration with Google & mdash; One UI Watch. It is the most intuitive, user-friendly and fluid user interface ever created by this Korean company.
Plus, the Galaxy Watch4 series features better performance and a fresh new design. But the main thing & mdash; the device includes more tools to manage your health! The watch is equipped with the innovative BioActive sensor from Samsung, which, despite its compactness, does not reduce the accuracy of indicators. It includes: an optical heart rate sensor, an electronic heart rate sensor (for measuring ECG) and a bioelectronic sensor for assessing body components (percentage of body fat and BMI), as well as a new tool to help you better understand your body thanks to data such as muscle weight, water content, metabolic rate, etc.
3. An innovative way to fight cigarettes
Let's continue the topic of health. Philip Morris International has set itself the goal of a Smoke-Free World and aims to achieve 50% of net revenue from smokeless products by 2025. Its CEO, Jacek Olczak, told the British press that the UK government should treat cigarettes in the same way it treats gasoline-powered cars, which are expected to be banned from 2030.
Today we already know that the main harm to health when smoking cigarettes is actually caused by the burning of tobacco. Avoiding the combustion process can significantly reduce the production of harmful chemicals compared to cigarette smoke. As part of promoting the concept of a “ smoke-free future '' and the transition of adult smokers to less harmful alternatives Philip Morris has developed and promoted the innovative IQOS tobacco heating technology that does not produce smoke and reduces exposure to harmful chemicals.
The new PMI smokeless products are a much better alternative to smoking cigarettes. IQOS received marketing authorization from the FDA, which, after a comprehensive study of the issue, which lasted about 4 years, found that by heating the tobacco in the appliance instead of burning it, the exposure to harmful chemicals is significantly reduced compared to smoking cigarettes.
4. Fiber optic and 5G network in Israel
In March 2021, telecommunications company HOT announced its entry into the fiber-optic market and the launch of the HOT FIBER service. In the coming years, NOT will invest in the transition to fiber and 5G networks hundreds of millions of shekels. According to plans, each year the company will offer advanced network connectivity to hundreds of thousands of customers across the country, and by 2025 will cover most of Israel and about two million households. Fiber-optic infrastructure provides extremely high speed web navigation – download up to 1000 Mb and upload up to 100 Mb.
Among the technological and consumer innovations available today: Internet connection with speeds up to 1000 Mb based on a fiber-optic network, a wireless router and range amplifiers, which will allow NOT customers to use the fastest Internet in Israel – both wired and wireless -; anywhere and anywhere in your home. The company launches a cutting-edge, innovative interface, dedicated streamer, new decoder, and more.
5. AI-powered matching of foundation shades
Anyone who uses foundation knows how difficult it is to find the perfect shade for your skin color and type. 30% of women admit that they do not know the answer to this question. But those who are confident in their abilities can also make mistakes, the results of which can often be seen with the naked eye.
To solve this common problem, the international cosmetics brand IL MAKIAGE has developed the first of its kind online technology THE QUIZ & ndash; an innovative algorithm that can select the exact shade of a make-up without seeing a person, but with phenomenal success. The whole process takes place online: you need to go to the site, answer a number of simple, but very well-chosen questions, after which the artificial intelligence will analyze the answers and choose one of 50 shades in the IL Makiage make-up line. Thanks to new technology, Woke Up Like This Foundation has become the best-selling foundation in the United States. And this year THE QUIZ became available in Israel & ndash; in Hebrew. The service is provided free of charge.
6. Cleanser and makeup remover 2 in 1
Our sixth point is also devoted to the topic of beauty and personal care. According to a global study, women are often forced to choose between a product that gently cleanses, but leaves behind makeup residues, and a product that cleans the skin more effectively, but can irritate it. Or use two different products for washing and removing makeup.
In response to this need, the CeraVe dermocosmetics brand has released a creamy foam for washing, which makes cleansing easier. Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser quickly and efficiently removes dirt, grease and makeup, without drying out the skin. The cream-foam formula includes amino acids, hyaluronic acid and ceramides, which are necessary to maintain the skin's natural protective barrier. The new product has a pleasant creamy texture, which, when applied to damp skin turns into a gentle lather, it can be applied to the eye area to remove make-up.
The patented MVE (Multivesiculer emulsion) technology used in the product provides hydration skin over time. Effective, gentle and easy to use, the product leaves the skin clean, soft and moisturized.
7. Cat litter box granules that can warn about pet health problems
Science and technology have taken care of our smaller brothers too. One of the most common and widespread ailments of domestic cats & ndash; urinary tract disease (FLUTD), which can have the most serious health consequences for an animal.
The causes of this disease are varied and not fully understood. But fortunately, today it is easier to detect this disease in its early stages thanks to the innovative product HEMATURIA DETECTION from the renowned French manufacturer of food for cats and dogs Royal Canin.
HEMATURIA DETECTION & reg; & ndash; These are small white granules that are added to the tray along with regular cat litter to help determine if there is blood in the animal's urine. Granules contain tetramethylbenzidine & ndash; a molecule that changes color on contact with hemoglobin. If the granules turn blue, it means that your cat's urine contains blood, and you urgently need to show it to the veterinarian.
Of course, this list could be replenished with many more novelties and discoveries, but for now let's dwell on this and We wish you a great festive mood and a wonderful next year!