Technology never stops moving, and 2014 is set to be no different. We've picked 10 industry areas that are sure to see innovation the likes of which just might revolutionise the way we live and work in the years ahead.
Tablets will get bigger - the iPad mini was just a phase. 3D printing could kickstart a new industrial age, with worldwide shipments of 3D printers expected to grow by 75% this year and then double in 2015. The internet of things could get its own network, as Ofcom investigates the possibility of handing over the old analogue TV channels for small, low-powered devices to communicate with each other.
Video will dominate the web as viewers continue the move to online for TV and radio. The days of the smashed-up smartphone could be up as manufacturers toughen their devices up using printing circuit boards that can be bonded to a resilient plastic body. IBM's Ask Watson app is going to make Siri look like an idiot, and the growth of wearable tech will continue - something advertisers will be taking a keen interest in. But some things are likely to remain unchanged: the smartphone's reign as the king of tech is set to continue in 2014.
From January 7 to January 10, CES 2014 will invade the Las Vegas Convention Center, and we're gearing up to see everything from "must have" to "please, get that away from me." There are the usual Day One keynotes and press events on January 6, plus several pre-show going-ons on January 5 that we'll be covering, too. Read more
Microsoft has developed a new programming language reportedly called "M#" alongside its experimental Midori OS. And Midori may have moved out of the incubation phase: according to ZDNET, the project has been transferred to Microsoft's Unified Operating System group for continued development. Read more
Not so long ago, configuring a couple of PCs or Macs so they could talk to each other meant buying expensive hardware and hooking it up to Ethernet. Those days are long gone. That doesn't mean networking is free from problems, of course - and we're here to help clear up the hidden issues blighting your wireless speed. Read more
For Apple, every year is "magical" and, indeed, "amazing" - but it does look like 2014 will live up to the superlatives. Tim Cook promised "amazing new hardware, software and services" into 2014 - so what can we expect to see coming from Cupertino? Read more
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