Author: Kayla Matthews

Kayla Matthews is a technology writer and the editor of Productivity Bytes. Her work has been featured on Digital Trends, MakeUseOf, VICE, VentureBeat, The Daily Dot and WIRED, among others. Follow her on Twitter to read her latest posts.
6 Retail Technology Trends Poised to Shape the Consumer Experience

6 Retail Technology Trends Poised to Shape the Consumer Experience

The retail sector is changing rapidly, thanks in large to the introduction and adoption of new technologies. Here are six tech trends that will shape the consumer experience of the future. 1. Visual and Voice Search Gone are the days when your only search option used text — at least, those days will disappear soon. …

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How Does Virtual Reality Work?

How Does Virtual Reality Work?

Virtual reality, or VR, is pretty amazing. It can make you feel like you’re somewhere you’re not, experiencing something you’re not experiencing in the real world. Thanks to this exciting new technology, you can do anything from swimming with dolphins to flying a fighter jet in a virtual world that feels real. But what exactly …

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What Is Big Data and How Is It Used?

What Is Big Data and How Is It Used?

You’ve probably heard a lot about big data and how it’s a game changer for numerous industries from marketing to industrial manufacturing and most businesses in between. But like many people, you might not know the specifics. Maybe you’re thinking, “But what is big data, anyway?” If so, you’ve come to the right place. Big …

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5 Revolutionary Types of Educational Technology

5 Revolutionary Types of Educational Technology

When most people think back to their favorite teachers, they’ll likely remember their teaching styles. There is no single way to teach a subject. Most outstanding educators know that and adjust their approaches depending on their strengths or the needs of their students. Similarly, people have different learning styles. Some can comprehend information best by …

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Seven Best Virtual Reality Technologies of 2019

Seven Best Virtual Reality Technologies of 2019

Virtual reality (VR) has finally made it into the mainstream. Now, instead of being something people only think about on a theoretical basis, they can explore and even buy those technologies to try at home. Here are seven of the best VR technologies coming to the forefront in 2019. 1. Standard VR Headsets With Notable …

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4 Augmented Reality Technology Trends of 2019

4 Augmented Reality Technology Trends of 2019

Augmented reality (AR) made people realize that they can blend the real and virtual worlds while using accessible gadgets, such as their smartphones. What can we look forward to in AR trends this year? 1. More Uses of AR in Education Educators are investigating ways to teach people with AR. Students in Michigan will get …

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5 Positive Impacts of Ed Tech

5 Positive Impacts of Ed Tech

Across the nation, large numbers of public school districts are adopting policies that place tablets and other cutting-edge technologies in the hands of students. The move toward educational technology, or “ed tech,” has come under fire from critics who believe it gives teachers an excuse to disengage. But the use of technology in the classroom …

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What Is Educational Technology and Its Benefits?

What Is Educational Technology and Its Benefits?

Today’s schools have come a long way from the time where teachers lecture students from the front of classrooms as those learners furiously scribble notes on sheets of paper with their pens or pencils. Thanks to educational technology, educational experiences are more diverse, making them suitable for different learning styles. You may also hear people …

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Medical Tech Advancements Poised to Change the World

Medical Tech Advancements Poised to Change the World

Technological progress breaks barriers around the world every day. Certainly, industries and businesses like to improve upon what they have to get ahead of the market at every imaginable turn. The medical industry, however, has a different drive than just the sway of consumer demands. Illness and diseases are starting to be pushed back against …

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