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The Top 10 Tech Stories of 2023

2023 was an exciting year to cover all things tech! Here is our year in review with the top 10 stories our readers loved.  

1. Unleashing the Power of Bass: A Deep Dive Into the SVS SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

In the realm of audio excellence, few components are as pivotal as the subwoofer. The heart-pounding, low-frequency vibrations from a high-quality subwoofer can transform any audio experience into an immersive journey. Alongside the contenders in this arena, the SVS SB16-Ultra Subwoofer stands out as a powerhouse, promising to redefine the boundaries of bass performance. The SVS SB16-Ultra is a force to be reckoned with in the audio world.

2. Tech the Halls: Holiday Gift Guide 2023

The holiday season is a great time to pull out all the stops and purchase phenomenal new tech products for loved ones. To ensure that the presents under the tree were a hit, we researched and gathered some impressive tech. 

This extensive Holiday Gift Guide had many different ideas, from small tech accessories to smartwatches, cameras, and more! Once reviewing this Holiday Gift Guide, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift no matter what your loved one’s tech niche may be!

3. Revolutionary Cinematography: Oren Soffer and Gareth Edwards’ Dramatic Vision of AI Comes to Life in The Creator

The new sci-fi film, The Creator, premiered Sept. 29 and was in theaters nationwide. The film depicts a future world where robots with artificial intelligence rage against the human population in a post-apocalyptic war. With themes of AI, its power, and the capacity of human connection, the new movie is a tear-jerker that challenges how humans view new tech and its impact. The deeply immersive and visually stunning film takes storytelling to a whole new level. 

Innovation & Tech Today had the pleasure of speaking with Oren Soffer, a Director of Photography for the new film. Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner chatted with Shoffer about his pivotal role in the creation process, the inspiration drawn from other timeless films such as Star Wars and Alien, the tenderness of human connection and AI, the production process, and how to have the best cinematic experience both at a movie theater and in your very own home! 

4. Bitcoin in the Spotlight– A Closer Examination

Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency for which blockchain technology was created and the largest one in the market to date, has witnessed tremendous popularity ever since its emergence in 2009. The Bitcoin price chart registered astronomical price fluctuations, with values climbing and dropping unexpectedly and making many investors reconsider their investment strategies. 

These intense changes are the elements that created room for the quick returns on investment generated by day traders who were quick on the uptake to take advantage of the sudden price surges. However, these days, when the market is swimming in hazy waters, it seems like the safest holding strategy for those owning Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency is approaching a long-term perspective.

5. National Geographic Lost Cities Revealed With Albert Lin: Exclusive Interview With Albert Lin

National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin investigated historical mysteries in the new six-part series Lost Cities Revealed with Albert Lin, which premiered Nov. 23. With a mission to uncover the wisdom of ancient civilizations, Lin and his team used cutting-edge technology, including LiDAR, to investigate like never before and push the boundaries of exploration. From the dense jungles of Mexico, the cliffs of Scotland, and the underwater realms of Israel, Lost Cities Revealed with Albert Lin is a worldwide adventure that inspires viewers to learn from history and connect with our past in life-changing ways.

Innovation & Tech Today had the chance to speak with Lin before the release of the upcoming series. In addition to talking about tech’s role in his career and how it’s reshaping historical discoveries, he also speaks on what he hopes viewers will take from Lost Cities Revealed with Albert Lin and why studying ancient civilizations is still relevant for today’s society. 

6. Director of Heart of Stone Talks Cybersecurity: A Look at the New Netflix Film Starring Gal Gadot

On Aug. 11, Netflix released the star-studded film Heart of Stone, directed by Tom Harper. Featuring extraordinary talents such as Gal Gadot, Alia Bhatt, and Jamie Dornan, the tech-centered movie has mystery, action, and epic battles between good and evil that keep viewers guessing. 

Director Tom Harper took some time to discuss this new film and the questions it poses about tech, its power, and the future innovations bound to come.

7. National Geographic’s Incredible Animal Journeys: Cinematographer Talks Tech in Wildlife Filmmaking

Dive into the extraordinary adventures of the natural world with the new series Incredible Animal Journeys, which premiered on National Geographic on Nov. 19 and Disney+ and Hulu on Nov. 20. Hosted by Jeremy Renner, the show captures animals going on epic migrations that are dangerous but necessary. From the icy terrains of the Antarctic to the deep Pacific Ocean, Incredible Animal Journeys illustrates the strength and determination of diverse species on our planet.

Innovation & Tech Today had the opportunity to speak with Kim Jeffries, the cinematographer and underwater camera person whose work is in the “Ocean Odysseys” episode of the upcoming series. This specific episode partly follows the fascinating journey of a humpback mom leading her newborn calf across the Pacific, risking it all for the next generation. In addition to exploring innovations for wildlife filmmaking, Jeffries shares unique challenges for underwater cinematographers and the role of tech in continuing to foster awareness about wildlife conservation in the future. 

8. FIFA Embraces AI: The World’s First AI-Enabled Soccer Ball

One of the world’s oldest sports is embracing cutting-edge technology. During the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FIFA, the governing body for international football, debuted a new technology: micro-chipped balls.

Fans at the world’s most popular sporting event noticed soccer balls being charged on the sidelines before games and took to social media in search of answers. As it turns out, FIFA is using this year’s World Cup to implement a technology that tracks positional data and nuanced movement through sensors in Adidas’ official tournament soccer balls.

9. Innovation & Tech Today Announces Top 50 Most Innovative Products for 2023

Innovation & Tech Today (I&TT), a leading publisher of content on innovation, technology, and the sciences, announced the winners of its Top 50 Most Innovative Products competition.

The Top 50 Most Innovative Products is I&TT’s most popular annual feature. The feature includes a collection of business innovations, new products, connected services, and gadgets from industries such as healthcare, smart home, outdoor and adventure, STEM, gaming, and entertainment.

The previous feature had the best in outdoor, fitness, gaming, office, home, recreational gear, and more. This year, we have upped the ante, adding visionary tech from CES 2023 and beyond and choosing the best all-around gadgets, which continue to improve exponentially.

10. Stackable Building Blocks Launch New Era of Sustainable Construction 

As Florida grapples with the challenges posed by stronger hurricanes and other impacts from climate change, the construction industry is challenged to become more innovative by embracing new materials and technology to create stronger, more sustainable, and less expensive buildings.

 Could LEGO-like buildings be the answer? 

“This is something that’s so simple. I can’t believe that no one has thought of this before,” said RENCO USA President Kenneth Smuts. Smuts started his career as a nuclear construction engineer. The company’s mission is to revolutionize the construction industry by simplifying building while making it stronger and more sustainable. 

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By Lindsey Feth

Managing Editor, Innovation & Tech Today

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