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What to expect for Android in 2014 & beyond

In 2007, Android was revealed with an air of skepticism. It was marketed as an open standard which would take on Apple and iOS. Six years and nine sweet-related names later, Android is at the pinnacle of mobile technology and it’s only going to get better in 2014.<p>Wearables 2.0<p>Whether you prefer …

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Forrester: Top Technology Trends for 2014 And Beyond

This month, Forrester released its list of top technology trends for the three year time horizon. The author of the report, Forrester Analyst Brian Hopkins makes the point that now that consumers and employees have continuous connectivity and an endless supply of apps, the CIO must drive the …

Siri Gets Serious, Microsoft Gets Its Mojo Back and Everything Gets Encrypted in 2014

If it’s December, it’s time to start predicting what’s going to dominate the headlines and trends of 2014. I make it a point every year to sit down …

Intellectual Property

Why Apple's 2014 won't be like 2013

It's not just about the next hit product. Apple is preparing for a future beyond phones, tablets, watches and TVs, in which it's the premium brand for life in a fully digital age.<p>As 2013 draws to a close, Tim Cook is feeling good. The holiday quarter once again proved that Apple's products and …

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8 Outlandish Tech Predictions For 2014 That Will Never Happen

Most of the humans making these predictions aren't really clairvoyant although some of are pretty good at spotting trends and predicting their trajectories.<p>The truth is, that the most interesting things that will happen in 2014 will take us all by surprise (that's what makes them interesting.)<p>With …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

6 Big Tech Debuts to Watch in 2014 | Inc.com

It's that time of year again... the season for predicting what's coming in the year ahead. Last year, I came up six tech developments for start-ups to watch in 2013. Some were just rumors at the time, but I'm happy to report that most of them happened as I predicted.<p>This year, I've rounded up …

Gear & Gadgets

These 3 trends will drive enterprise software development in 2014

<i>Himanshu Sareen is CEO of Icreon Tech, a global software development firm.</i><p>It’s hard to believe it, but 2013 is on its last legs. The year has been eventful to say the least in the world of enterprise technology. Businesses of all shapes and sizes, from mid-sized corporations to Fortune 1000 …

2014: The Year In Science

The 20 ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014<p><b>Lasers Unleash A Flood Of Space Data</b><p>In January 2013, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter received a historic transmission: an image of the <i>Mona Lisa</i>. It was the first time scientists used a laser to send data to the moon, a feat …

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2014 is the year of the internet of things—no, seriously, we mean it this time

<i>The first in a series.</i><p>It’s fair to say that more people have heard of the “internet of things” than have experienced it. There is breathless press coverage of the phenomenon—always patiently re-explained by tech pundits as the trend by which all of our most mundane possessions will become …

Top 10 Predictions For 2014

2014 is shaping up to be a very interesting year- both politically and economically. A few months ago, this did not seem to be the case. But the recent government shutdown, launch problems with Obamacare, the rise of Elizabeth Warren and other events have combined to set-up an intriguing year …

The 50 Best iPhone And iPad Games Of 2013

"I have a Windows laptop, an Xbox One, an iPad and an Android phone. I like playing games on all of these, because I'm a gamer, not a snob," wrote @cypherspace. Yes.<p>One exciting thing about mobile gaming in 2013 was the diverse fare on offer, whether you were a veteran gamer or a newcomer surging …

2014 will be the year when TV ads will start to know you intimately

<i>Each year, Wired publishes a 132-page standalone magazine (and app) in which our expert writers forecast the year ahead.<br>Here's a sneak preview of the</i> …

The 10 best design trends of 2013

This year renewed our hope in the future of web and mobile design. A handful of services, apps, individuals, and trends showed us a more beautiful, elegant digital world than we’ve ever seen before, and we’re actually looking forward to highlighting them.<p>Last year was completely mixed, full of good …

4 cloud storage predictions for 2014

<i>Alex Gorbansky is CEO and founder of Docurated.</i><p>I’ve been involved in the enterprise storage industry since 2000, first as a buyer/end-user at Loudcloud, then as a vendor at EMC, and finally as an independent analyst. The dynamics in the cloud storage market have eerie similarities to the intense …