A Look At Game-Changing Technologies

A Classic Infographic for Energizer


Like much of today’s technology, the world’s first television was light years away from the televisions we now use. Back then, families crouched in front of flickering, black-and-white pictures that crackled in an out whenever a plane flew over the house. These days, “watching TV” doesn’t even have to involve an actual television. In this latest infographic with Energizer, take a look at a few other game changers across many industries.

Game-ChangerSmartphones start replacing alarm clocks with apps to help jumpstart the day and eliminate the need for one more device, saving space and money. A Look Back atGame-ChangingTechnologies Humanity is developing innovations based upon existing technologies and mannerisms, answering today’s demands with the future in mind. See how past practices have laid the groundwork for future innovations in our homes. Light Bulb MomentIncandescent light bulbs are invented in the 19th century by Thomas Edison and are the second-most common form of lighting behind fluorescent lights today. Let There Be LED LightThe new hue light products by Philips adjust brightness from a smartphone app to match ideal light settings for reading, relaxing, concentrating, and energizing based on the pigment of the LEDs. Good Morning, SunshineIn the early 1990s, digital analog alarm clocks with AM/FM radio enter the market and wake up sleepyheads around the world. Up and App 'em!A plethora of smartphone apps are available for any sleeper persona. The FreakyAlarm iOS app has an alarm that can only be silenced by solving a series of games or scanning objects around your house. @Energizer @Energizer /Energizer SOURCES http://www.energizer.com/ecoadvanced http://history1900s.about.com/od/1950s/qt/Color-TV.htm http://www2.meethue.com/en-us/what-is-hue/the-system/ http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/incandescent-lighting http://mashable.com/2013/03/12/alarm-clock-app-freakyalarm/ http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/netflix_statistics-facts/ http://www.irobot.com/About-iRobot/Company-Information/History.aspx http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/03/why-led-lights-are-more-efficient-than-incandescent-lights/ Game-ChangerLED, or light-emitting diode, technology is more efficient and better for the environment than incandescent bulbs, which use a higher percentage of electricity and give off heat. New Technologies Are Changing the Name of the Game Relying on past innovations and adopting new technological breakthroughs early on will reshape what’s ahead. Powerful discoveries like Energizer ® EcoAdvanced TM batteries lead the way to a bright future. 10:45 07:55 14:15 09:30 Battery Disposal Recycled battery materials have limited use, having been predominantly used in the creation of road beds. Energizer ® begins to explore a new battery manufacturing process requiring less mining of virgin materials while maintaining the product performance. The Future of Energizer ® EcoAdvanced TM Batteries Energizer’s ® vision is that by 2025, 40 percent of the battery will be made with recycled battery materials. Energizer ® is also developing plans to expand the use of recycled battery materials across their portfolio. Game-Changer Energizer ® scientists create proprietary partnerships and an innovative approach that refines and transforms recycled battery material into a high-performance active ingredient. And as a result, Energizer ® introduces EcoAvanced TM , the world’s first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries and their longest-lasting alkaline battery. Keep Your Floors TidyAfter getting frustrated with dust clogs in 1978, James Dyson sets out to invent a new vacuum that could capture small particles of dust without a bag. The Rise of Robot VacuumsMore than 10 million home vacuum robots have been sold worldwide, making it easier for busy families to maintain clean floors with less hassle. Game-ChangerIn 1990, roboticists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology invent the iRobot Roomba and begin revolutionizing the way people clean floors. As Seen On TVIn June 1951, CBS broadcasts the first commercial color television program. The public slowly adopts color programming, and by 1970 more color TV sets are sold versus black-and-white sets. What Should I Binge-Watch Next?HBO Now, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix offer video streaming services. Netflix has 60 million international subscribers with users spending a combined total of 10 billion hours a month Game-ChangerOn-demand television allows the viewer to control the content they want to see when they want to see it. This new model of television makes nearly every show readily available and welcomes new media companies. The world is a crazy, always-connected and fast-moving place. Learn more at energizer.com/ecoadvanced