A decade is a long time, and over this time, there have been a lot of innovations that have taken place. Over the number of innovations and creations that have happened, it may be hard to imagine life before all this has happened. These developments have changed all of our lives, so to mention some of the best technological developments of the decade are:
- Google without a doubt is one of the best innovations of the decade. Everything now is done with the aid of Google. From assignments to research to entertainment, Google has turned into a medium to find the answers. It is not simply a super search engine now but has some features that include email option, documents and photo sharing, smart phones developments, mapping and so much more.
- Google Android – Originally Android was created as an open source OS for cameras but after Google had bought it in 2005 and launched it as a mobile OS in the year 2008 and it is now the primary operating system for some mobile brands with 80% market share all over the world. It has become one of the most significant inventions of the decade.
- Social media sites have revolutionized the whole system of communication and interactions among the people from all over the world. One of the first popular social networking sites was the Friendster and later on, more sites were developed which came with some features.
- Global Positioning System which is popularly known as GPS was developed originally by the U.S. Department of Defense and Dr. Ivan. But by the year 2005, GPS has become available for commercial purposes, and it began building into the phones and various devices. This has proven to be a very useful to many, and it is getting even more useful now with the advancement of technologies as most of it requires the GPS.
- Youtube was created by three of the former employees of PayPal in the year 2005, and now it has become one of the world’s best and the most popular video sharing site. Anyone from anywhere in the world can upload videos for free, and anyone can view it. One can view millions of videos based on all topics from DIYs to Political issues.
- The invention of the touch screen. Now every phone is turning into touch screens and not just phones but from PC to some devices. This innovation has taken over the whole world, and this has changed how people use the devices. A time where everything to input was done with a series of buttons is hard to remember, and even if we think back, we wonder how we had done it all.
- The creation of USP Flash Drives is also one of the best developments that enable one to transfer files, rewrite it easily with high storage capacity, easy to use. It has definitely helped and is helping many now.