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Tech: Highlights from 2014

Main focal points for tech in 2014.

Looking back at tech highlights from 2014.

1) Google Glass

Failed. After Twitter backed out, stores closed. They are back to the drawing board.

Google glass. Image from www.pcmag.com

Google glass.
Image from www.pcmag.com

2) Facebook

Winning. Stock is up, proving Instagram was a good couple billion investment. King Zuckerberg still reigns.

Image from www.dailytech.com

Image from www.dailytech.com

3) Smartwatches

Will.i.am debuted one. Samsung, LG, and Moto sport them. Apple people anticipate theirs.

Image from tech radar.com

Image from tech radar.com

4) Smartphones Got Smarter

Apple got into Plus sizes. And bent. Samsung’s Galaxy S5, Note 4, the Moto G, the Nexus 6; Blackberry made a Passport and almost dropped the keyboard.

Apple's iPhone 6 (left) and 6 Plus (right). Image from www.forbes.com

Apple’s iPhone 6 (left) and 6 Plus (right).
Image from www.forbes.com

5) Tablets

Got bigger, faster. More high res. Apple released the iPad Air 2. And a new Mini. Google came out with the Nexus 9, while Amazon unveiled the Kindle Fire HD 6. Microsoft’s tablet/PC (Surface 3) received an upgrade. The Galaxy Tab Pro is to die for.

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 6. Image from www.amazon.com

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 6.
Image from www.amazon.com

6) Drones

Are in the air. Not only is Amazon talking about dropping packages on your kitchen table, but there’s a home drone for every backyard. And GoPro will launch one this year.

Image from www.amazon.com

Image from www.amazon.com

7) Security

Is also up in the air. If hackers can crack Sony and Target, who is next? Who is safe? What will they demand next time?

Heartbleed scared us half to death. If you didn’t change your passwords back then, now is as good a time as ever.

Image from www.heartbleed.com

Image from www.heartbleed.com

8) ApplePay

The next major step in only walking out of the house with your phone. We’re not there yet.

Image from www.apple.com

Image from www.apple.com

9) Gamers Get New Boxes

Xbox One, Playstation 4. Let the couch time continue.

Image from www.techradar.com

Image from www.techradar.com

10) Termination

As A.I. and robotics advance, so do warnings from Elon Musk and others that computer programs may cause a threat one day. And Arnold makes another Terminator.

Image from www.imdb.com

Image from www.imdb.com

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