A Techy Year in Review

‘Tis the season to look back and remember all the great times in 2015. We personally had quite a busy year, moving to a new location, developing a whole new brand [hint, hint, Tech Hub] and creating a student developer kit. We’re extremely excited for what lies ahead in 2016. 

Beyond our walls, the entire tech community has made some pretty impressive advancements during 2015. Below are just a few we thought you may want to remember: 

FitBit Explosion 

FitBit has been around since 2007, but this year they took wearable technology to a new level. The ability to win badges and compete against friends from across the world all while tracking steps, calories burned, active minutes and sleep patterns made FitBit extremely popular in 2015. It will be interesting to see where FitBit goes in 2016, however there is no doubt that wearable technology will continue to be a hot commodity for the healthcare industry. 

We Went Virtual

That’s right, technology geniuses created a new “reality.” Virtual reality took off in 2015 by offering more customer-facing products at a lower price point. VR is still far from mainstream, which means this technology will continue to have an impact in 2016 and beyond. Did you miss out on your chance to experience VR? No worries, we have you covered. Students can check out the Oculus Rift through our Student Developer Kit. Stop in store to check it out.

Apple Stayed … Apple

We’ve all heard the debate – will Apple continue to reign in the technology world? Looking back at the year, it’s pretty clear that Apple continued to stay at the top. The iPhone 6 was released in 2014, but it was a smartphone that consumers clearly wanted throughout 2015. Plus, they launched what some would say is the tablet to end the need for laptops – iPad Pro. However, the debate continues with tech journalists on the good vs. the bad in 2015 for Apple.

2015 was a big year for us and the technology community. What technology do you think was important in 2015? Share with us in the comments below.