Computer technology is used to connect and serve people in the modern world. Mobile devices, desktops, and laptops network the world together and carry out multiple operations at once; this industry, however, includes more than these machines. Government, organizations, individuals and communities rely on computer technology to innovate or produce the majority of things in their lives, such as services, care, entertainment, communication, transportation and education.
Computer technology includes machines that receive commands and perform services accordingly. Various types of operations, such as record keeping, planning and billing transactions, take place through customized or commercially available machines. Today, most modern devices use microchips and processing units to execute their basic functions. Gas station pumps, ATM machines, barcode scanners and GPS units are some of the common devices in everyday life that use computer technology.
Television programs and motion pictures use some form of audio, visual and animation effects in their production. Video games use graphics produced by a computer, and all games must be plugged into a computer-based home entertainment system.
Computer technology also enables people to communicate effectively. People correspond with friends, acquaintances, business associates and family through social media, texting, instant messaging and email. People also use computers to create holiday newsletters and attend video conferences instead of having to travel. Additionally, people access news, stock prices, weather forecasts, and more through blogs and websites.