Three Cutting Edge Technologies

New technologies come out every year, and you can’t predict which ones are going to change our lives. Inc. has compiled a list this year of the most cutting edge technologies that we should keep an eye on. We have organized three of the most promising below.


The V-MODA VAMP acts as an amplifier for the iPhone 4 or 4S. It adds volume and quality to the sound that these devices can produce. The best part about this is that as well as improving the sound the iPhone can produce, it also extends the battery life as it provides a back-up battery.

Alice Receptionist

The Alice Receptionist is a video-based virtual receptionist that can alter the way you staff your office. The Alice Receptionist relies on a sensor to detect when guests arrive to your workplace. These guests may then tap a touchscreen to contact your employees or chat with them through video or voice services. Best of all, this virtual receptionist is simple for businesses to master.

Microsoft SmartGlass

SmartGlass, developed by Microsoft, allows users to transform a smartphone or tablet into a high-tech, super-smart controller for your HDTV. By using gestures on your mobile device, you can manipulate media such as music, games and videos on your TV screen. The technology is scheduled to debut later this year, and will be available for the iPhone, iPad, Android devices and Windows 8 tablets, according to Inc.

There is no telling if these technologies will have the anticipated impact. But from the amount of media attention and press they have received the outlook is good.