Gen Z 100: Technology

January 13, 2020

 

  • Apple (Ulises Perez)

 

For its good quality and well-designed technology, Apple is a worldwide company in which most of our generation is known to have. They have recently come out with the new iPhone 11 and many of us were able to get our hands on them. Apple first became successful when their computer, Macintosh, launched and helped the company leap forward into success. Now, Apple takes second place in the top 10 brands/companies in the world, with a value of $309.5.

 

  • VR (Giovanni Palazzolo)

 

While just being a recent, (and expensive) thing, VR has given a new shining light to our generation. With cheap alternatives like Google Cardboard, Daydream, and  Samsung Gear, anyone can be introduced to the lovely VR experience. Even bigger companies like Oculus, Valve, and even PlayStation coming out with their higher-end VR headsets, the amazing, immersive technology has allowed loads of new experiences and entertainment, as you can enjoy a movie in a theater, while in the comfort of your home. VR has given Generation Z a brand new way to consume media and games. 

 

  • AirPods (Samrawit Kopessa)

 

AirPods are Wireless Bluetooth earbuds that were created by Apple. It was released on December 13, 2016, but a lot of people started to invest in it in 2018. It includes a built-in microphone that filters out background noises. The AirPod Pros came out on October 30, 2019, with new features and improvements like an improved microphone cut downwind during phone calls, turning on ANC from Control Center, a Lightning-to-USB-C cable is included, etc.

 

  • Vinyl (Mercedes Capozzolo)

 

Vinyl became abulte when the CDs came out, then CDs went with the vinyl when iPods and digital music came out. But to everyone’s surprise, vinyl started becoming popular once again in the 2010s. From original vinyl to newly produced vinyl of new artists, they quickly became admired by all. 

 

  • Juul (Jayah Caley)

 

Juuling has become an epidemic among teens and young adults. JUUL is an e-cigarette company that profits off its appeal to young people. Through the conversion of liquid nicotine into flavored favor, kids everywhere are becoming addicted. Despite the negative health effects of vaping has, the industry is continuing to grow. 

 

  • Tesla (Brian Vasquez)

 

Now knowing how gas and natural resources are going to vanish in the very near future Elon Musk has changed the forms of transportation introducing an electric charging car as well as a truck. Being a safer route with no engine being in the car making car accidents not as fatal as usual.

 

  • Uber (Caroline Smith)

 

Uber is something has started to be used in our generation. It is a ride-hailing service that includes food delivery and ridesharing. Many people use it to get around town, whether it’s far away or not. It just in 2013 and has been used more in the past few years. Technically, users can’t be less than 18 years old, but this service doesn’t check the ages in any way. A credit card is needed to use and pay for the cost. Teenagers still get around these difficulties to catch a ride somewhere. 

 

  • Space-X (Oscar Perez)

 

Space-X is definitely up there with the top competing companies that are conquering space day by day. The privately-owned company is acknowledged by NASA and they show their full support. Space-X has transferred supplies to the international space station and not only that, have completed a propulsive vertical landing on their reusable launch system. Over the next few years will we see them accomplish the impossible.

 

  • How Androids shaped the 2010s (Miriame Dimulu)

 

Although they may be hated on quite a bit, Androids have truly shaped the 2010’s. With Samsung currently being the #1 Global mobile phone, Androids are a lot more affordable and unlike Apple, Samsung doesn’t release its products every other two weeks thus giving consumers time to actually enjoy the product. Android also doesn’t slow down older models in order to get consumers to buy recently released products.

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