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9 Technologies That Matter In 2014

The future may be unwritten, but it's not entirely unknown. We look at nine areas of innovation and upcoming products to watch in 2014.
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BikramS69
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12/26/2013 | 7:08:12 PM
Re: +1 for wireless charging
wireless charging is a must and so is retina sensors to get rid of userid and passwords these are such 60s technologies from the charles babbage era
GAProgrammer
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12/17/2013 | 2:46:45 PM
SHould have been "9 Technologies to Watch in 2014"
Let's be honest, most of these 9 items won't really matter at all in 2014. The only one I see that may make an impact would be the wireless charging, but they have been promising that for years. The medical sensors aren't really at a stage to be practical in a large scale implementation yet.

The rest is just fluff.
GAProgrammer
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12/17/2013 | 2:43:04 PM
Re: Chrome tablet = death of Android tablets?
I don't think so. The only reason there is an Android tablet market at all is that the rabid Android fans love them. I don't think ChromeOS is going to necessarily change their minds.
Thomas Claburn
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12/17/2013 | 1:08:48 PM
Re: Chrome tablet = death of Android tablets?
> Will a Chrome tablet be the final nail in the coffin for Android tablets? Or will the two coexist?

I expect they will co-exist for a while. Eventually, I think Android apps will able to be embedded in Chrome OS. Android has costs (patent licensing fees) that Chrome OS doesn't, so it would make sense for Google to shift toward Chrome over time. 
Kristin Burnham
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12/17/2013 | 12:03:54 PM
+1 for wireless charging
Wireless charging is a must -- I've been out and about countless times with a quickly draining phone battery. I've seen some wireless charging stations at Starbucks, for example, but those require a certain type of phone case. Can't wait to see what Apple has in store.
Susan Fogarty
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12/17/2013 | 11:48:03 AM
Medical tech
I think the opportunities in medical monitoring will offer the most practical benefits to the most people in the near furture. We have already come so far in medical tech, but the improvements in mobile devices and connectivity have enabled patients to live much more normal lives, and provide their doctors with more accurate and actionable data.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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12/17/2013 | 11:30:03 AM
Chrome tablet = death of Android tablets?
Will a Chrome tablet be the final nail in the coffin for Android tablets? Or will the two coexist?

What does ChromeOS offer for a tablet that's missing from Android?
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