The rate at which tech has been growing annually has been phenomenal. 2022, however, was in a league of its own. There have been some magnificent pieces of tech that have gone mainstream this year. From Generative AI bots like ChatGPT and DALL-E to an all-screen laptop that can be folded or flattened like a tablet, consumer tech saw many things.
We look at some of the best pieces of tech that the tech industry had to offer this year. These things have the potential to impact the tech industry for a long time to come.
Generative AI – Dall E and ChatGPT
Several organizations have been working on Generative AI for almost a decade, but the advances we saw this year were phenomenal. Image Generators like DALL-E were wildly popular earlier this year. However, nothing beats the notoriety that ChatGPT got.
Finally, we have an AI language Model that works as it should. And while it may not be the perfect substitute for a Google search yet, we can’t wait to see what happens with ChatGPT when it finally gets trained on data sets after 2021 and can start pulling results off of the internet as.
Hybrid Architecture in CPUs
Intel introduced the concept of hybrid architecture in desktop and laptop CPUs with their 12the Gen processors. With the 13th Gen Intel CPUs, they elevated hybrid architecture to a whole new level.
The modern CPUs are much more powerful and steady when dealing with high-intensity tasks, and the 13th Gen Intel CPUs are also more power efficient. Hybrid Architectures from Intel and AMD will be crucial in CPU designing for years to come.
Nothing Phone (1)
Smartphone manufacturers have started to play it safe with the design of their devices. As a result, smartphone designs have become rather dull. Apart from making a great phone, Nothing Company took a massive leap forward in design with their first Phone, the Nothing Phone (1).
The glyph interface they implemented on Phone (1) may not seem that big a deal initially. However, it is, by far, the most innovative thing a smartphone manufacturer has done in terms of design in years. We can only imagine how Nothing Phone (2) or the spiritual successor to the Nothing Phone (1) will be like.
Insta360 Link UHD 4K AI Webcam
There are webcams and then the Insta360 Link UHD AI webcam. The Insta360 Link is an AI-powered 4K webcam mounted on a 3-axis gimbal. It comes with various capture modes and capabilities, like AI movement tracking, that will appeal to video makers.
It also has exceptionally excellent auto-exposure and color reproduction. Sure, it is costly and overkill for most people, but it is worth the price for streamers. The Insta360 Link has set the benchmark for what webcams are supposed to be.
Samsung’s 200MP smartphone camera sensor
This year saw the first 200MP camera sensor in a smartphone. The sensor in question was the Samsung ISOCELL HP1 sensor, which has been featured in a bunch of smartphones this year, and we bet in 2023, we will see many more smartphone manufacturers taking this route.
Samsung has already started working on a 400MP camera sensor and is likely to launch it by 2024 or 2025. The South Korean giant has already revised the existing 200MP ISOCELL HP1 sensor and launched the ISOCELL HP3 sensor earlier this year. The HP3 is a much more advanced sensor and will be first seen in Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED
Foldable screens have been around for quite some time. However, laptops with foldable screens will surely take the concept mainstream. Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED in this regard, might very well be a game changer, for it’s a whole new form factor for a laptop. You can use the computer with its 17.3-inch 2560 x 1920 screen fully unfolded and paired with a Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad.
Or you can bend the screen to get two 12.5-inch 1920 x 1280 displays. The lower display can either be used as a touchscreen keyboard or covered with the magnetically attached keyboard for a more traditional laptop-style experience. We bet that in 2023, we will see even more laptops of this form factor.