WiFi tops best technological innovation poll

December 23rd, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 23 (ANI): Surfing the net has become a lot more easier since wireless internet has come into being, and now Wi-Fi has rightly topped the poll for the greatest technological advance of the last decade, according to a survey.

With 35.5 percent votes, Wi-Fi has beaten Sky+, Sat Navs, iPods and Blackberries to win the poll conducted by a leading gadget magazine.

In the survey by Stuff magazine, the readers were asked to choose the greatest technological innovation of the past ten years.

More than a third voted for Wireless Internet.

SKY+, the personal video recorders (PVR) by Sky, at the second place, has emerged as the best known and best loved PVR.

“It really has given power to the consumer to allow them to watch what they want when they want,” the Telegraph quoted Fevzi Turkalp, who runs the Gadget Detective website, as saying.

Sat Nav, provided in almost every car now, stood at the third place, while energy-efficient Hybrid Cars have marked fourth place in the list.

Apples iPod has taken the fifth place in the list.

Simon Osborne-Walker, the publisher of Stuff magazine, said that he was confident readers had managed to sum up the best of the last decade.

“It’’s been an amazing ten years for technology. Gadgets have gone from being big black boxes under the television to lightweight, portable devices, he said.

Stuffs list of the best technological innovation of last decade:

1. Wireless Internet 35.5 percent
2. Sky+ - 16.9 percent
3. Sat Nav 16.6 percent
4. Hybrid Cars 8.9 percent
5. iPod 5.6 percent
6. Chip and Pin 5.6 percent
7. Nintendo Wii 3.9 percent
8. Skype 1.7 percent
9. Oyster Card 1.5 percent
10. Blackberry 1.1 percent
Other 2.6 percent (ANI)

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