A to Z of how the year went for the tech world
Posted on 12/26/21, 04:35 AM
One for Apple
It was the year the company managed to release multiple devices without having design guru Jony Ive. In addition to improving the camera game, Apple has managed to make the cool “mini” devices – iPhone 13 Mini and iPad Mini, both powerful but easy to carry.
B for Bitcoin
What a year for Bitcoin! Crypto assets have hit new price highs in the market as the Indian government, it seems, wants to take a completely different path.
C for Card Mandate
New recurring mandate rules for debit card and credit card transactions have made subscription purchases and payments a big headache.
D for deliveries
Whether it’s Swiggy or Zomato, restaurants have found a lifeline as the number of orders placed through these services increased.
E for Elon Musk
The richest man in the world can make the stock market soar or vanish, and he’s far more interesting than Donald Trump ever was on Twitter. Either way, it’s been a great year for Tesla’s results. In April, the electric vehicle company produced a record 180,338 vehicles and delivered 184,800. Demand remains strong. Musk’s company started taking pre-orders for the UK version of the Model Y in October and announced that the Y Models destined for the Chinese market will receive upgraded AMD Ryzen chipsets.
F for foldable phone
It has been a brilliant year for Samsung as the South Korean company has managed to make the foldable a series on its own. So far, the foldable phone hasn’t been very user-friendly, but Samsung has managed to fix the screen issues, make the device water resistant, and make the software experience envious enough for others. brands. Next year, people expect Samsung to lower the price of the foldable phone, which will put huge pressure on competing brands.
G for Google Pixel 6
Google is finally taking its telephony business seriously. It has come up with its custom Tensor processor that matches the rivals of Qualcomm and Samsung in terms of speed, but where it scores high is a better optimization for Google’s various AI systems.
H for Hybrid
A hybrid work plan is in place at all technology companies. Many have tried to open offices throughout the year, but the pandemic continues to dominate us all. In fact, Apple reportedly informed company staff a few weeks ago that it was postponing its planned return to its U.S. offices in February until an undetermined date. According to CNBC, Apple CEO Tim Cook said workers would get advance notes a month before a new return date was set and each employee would receive $ 1,000 to equip their home for the job. remote work.
me for Instagram
With TikTok nowhere in sight in India, Instagram Reels has a hell of a run. When it launched, most people downloaded old short videos from the TikTok days, but now it’s all about original content and the platform’s parent company, Meta, is helping creators find funding. .
J for Jeff Bezos
This year, Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO of Amazon, handing over the reins to Andy Jassy. But he also made the news by launching into space.
K for Kindle
Just when we were wondering what’s next for Kindle, Amazon released Kindle Paperwhite (Signature Edition), which is one of the best eBook readers of the year, with Qi charging and USB-C charging… yes, this is a big problem.
L for Log4j
Security departments at businesses big and small have rushed to fix a vulnerability called Log4Shell, which has the potential to allow hackers to compromise millions of devices across the internet.
M for Meta
Mark Zuckerberg changed his business name from Facebook to Meta Platforms and gave the world a taste of what it’s like to live in the Metaverse.
N for NFT
Everyone started talking about non-fungible tokens, which are unique and can’t be replaced with anything else. A painting can be non-fungible and therefore can be a tweet.
O for Ola Electric
Ola, as part of its Ola Electric mobility segment, has launched its Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro electric scooters, which are expected to change the market in the long term.
P for Parag Agrawal
Jack Dorsey stepped down as CEO of Twitter and paved the way for IIT Bombay graduate Parag Agrawal.
Q for Qualcomm
Qualcomm has unveiled its new high-end smartphone chip for high-end Android phones with features like sharper photos and graphics than handsets using competing chips. The San Diego, California-based company is the largest supplier of chips to the heart of many Android phones.
R for Richard Branson
Soaring more than 50 miles into the bright sky over New Mexico, Richard Branson can now think of himself as an astronaut. A small rocket plane operated by Virgin Galactic, which the man founded in 2004, carried him along with five other people to the edge of space and back.
S for Snap
Spectacles Snap – the company behind Snapchat – has its new Spectacles which are big on augmented reality. It has two waveguide displays capable of overlaying AR effects created with Snapchat’s software tools.
T for Tiktok
No, we can’t access it in India, but TikTok was the world’s most visited site on the internet in 2021, overtaking Google, according to Cloudflare Inc., a cloud infrastructure company that tracks internet traffic.
U for unicorns
Just behind the United States and China, India has 54 unicorns (according to the Hurun Research Institute’s Global Unicorn Index 2021), the best performing of which is edtech giant Byju.
V for viral images
Many images went viral online and many of them were fake, like the Colosseum carved into a tooth. Or Tom Cruise’s video showing parts tricks in a video!
W for Web3
Web3 is the name adopted for a decentralized Internet running on cryptographic tokens. You will hear a lot about it in 2022.
X for Xbox
In 2021, Microsoft’s games division excelled. And there was the announcement of Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, which means plenty of games for the Xbox.
Y for Yahoo Answers
Yahoo Answers, one of the oldest and most well-known web-based question-and-answer platforms, closed on May 4.
Z for zero energy building
As global warming continues, new technologies are coming to the fore to reduce the energy footprint. Low-energy buildings will be the way to go.