2016 have been productive year in the field of technology. Whether it was about the games or the new phone models, 2016 saw many ups and downs. From the catching of Pokemon GO to the exploding of Galaxy Note 7, everything was in headlines.
Here are the top 10 stories of 2016.
Pokemon GO was arguably the most popular thing to happen in 2016 in this field. Popular among all the people around the globe, game was downloaded 5.6 million times within its first week of the launch.
Another mobile application to make headlines in 2016. Prisma, a photo-editing application gained popularity because of its feature of converting boring photos into beautiful pieces of art.
A combination of artificial intelligence and neural network takes the form of art. By combining them with user’s picture creates an image that looks like a painting from one of the famous artists.
Ditching of the Apple’s iPhone Jack
Taking the big step towards future, Apple ditched its standard 3.5mm headphone jack. iPhone 7 came without any headphone jack space. Instead, Apple introduced AirPods, which work like a Bluetooth headphone device and now are the official hearing device of the iPhones.
WhatsApp Video Calling
In the year 2016, WhatsApp finally introduced its long awaited feature. Video Calling feature which is already available in many social applications, WhatsApp introduced it for its users. This feature is available for both Android and iOS users.
Exploding of Samsung Note 7
2016 was not a good year for Samsung, as its newly released phone Note 7 kept on exploding while creating security hazards. Company had to recall around 2.5 million Note 7’s from ten markets including U.S.
Famous social media application introduced its sunglasses called Snapchat Spectacles, which let users to record 10 seconds video snippets.
Hyperloop remained popular in 2016 for its ability to connect cities through the network of underground tubes, which make it possible to cover a distance of 380 miles in just 35 minutes.
Yahoo’s email hack
Yahoo remained in the top news for being hacked for its customer’s information. Company faced the biggest hack attack in the history as more than 500 million users’ emails were affected.
Fake posts on Facebook
Facebook also made it to the top news, not for its any new update but for the fake news spread across the platform. Facebook was regarded as a biggest platform for fake posts that impacted the U.S Elections. Although its CEO denied all the accusations.
Not in the field of technology, but Donald Trump was no doubt the most talked topic and person of the year for obvious reasons. Elected as the U.S president this year, Trump was also Wikipedia’s second most edited/viewed topic of the year.