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Amazon's three big ideas for 2014

You've got to wonder why Amazon has been so cagey about releasing hard numbers on sales of its Kindle devices. Especially after a new analysis from Consumer Intelligent Research Partners that estimates about 20.5 million of the devices were in the hands of consumers as of the end of September.<p>But …

What To Expect From Samsung In 2014

CES is typically Samsung's moment to show off its new TVs. Last year, we saw a few new models that have 4K screens, or what some call "Ultra HD."<p>4K screens have about 4,000 pixels across, versus the 1080 pixels across on most high-end HD TVs today. It may sound like a gimmick, but 4K is so clear …

Phones

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 …

Google Glass

14 Places You Should Plan To Visit In 2014

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2014.<p>From Croatia, the E.U.'s newest member; to Tokyo, the site of the 2020 Olympic Games, here are the best places to travel next year.

Hong Kong

7 Huge Tech Trends to Expect in 2014

Major innovations and tech sea-changes were few and far between in 2013. Unfortunately, what usually follows major advancements are refinements. …

Four New Tech Trends That Should Be Huge In 2014

Obviously, the most interesting events of 2014 can't be predicted. They will be left turns that no one expected. In 2013, it was things like Edward Snowden, the contract system admin who leaked secret documents about the NSA's spying tactics. Or Google buying eight robotics companies including one …

Emerging Technology

What to expect in 2014? Eric Schmidt fills us in

Google's executive chairman says that mobile has officially won the battle with traditional computing and will only strengthen its dominance in 2014.<p>Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt sees mobile not just winning the war against computers -- it's already won it.<p>Speaking to Bloomberg TV in an …

Mobile

15 Bands to Watch in 2014

<b>Ah, a new year.</b> And here we have some "in with the new" for you, a preview of some great new — and not-so-new — musical acts you should have on your radar for 2014, culled from the playlists of our music writers. We know you're anxious to get on with writing those resolutions, so without further …

The Ten Most Anticipated New Cars Of 2014

2013 was a great year for car nuts, and we already know what's going to keep you excited in 2014. Here are the ten we're all most anxiously awaiting. …

Sports Cars

Four Fearless Predictions For The Music Industry In 2014

Tonight 2013 comes to a close, and with it, so does a typically eventful year in the music industry. In the past 12 months, we’ve seen new releases by acts from Jay Z to Katy Perry, continued sparring between streaming services and rights holders–and twerking. So much twerking.<p>Yesterday I reeled …

top 10 countries

These 10 countries are destined for an epic year, whether they’re hosting festivals, cutting the ribbon on new attractions or simply raising their game for travellers. Feast your eyes on 2014's most unmissable destinations.<p>1. Brazil<p><b>All eyes on the pitch for 2014’s World Cup</b><p>A game of beach football …

Travel

World Cup Year Is Upon Us: How 2014 Will Define Brazilian Identity

Brazil is the most successful nation in the history of international football. The most celebrated in coming as close to creating a “brand” of football as anyone is ever likely to.<p>Since the 1970 World Cup winning side, considered one of, if not the, best team in the history of the sport, Brazilian …

Soccer

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …