Let me start off by introducing myself. I’m a new writer for CaseCrown, and you can call me “G.” (Trust me, it’s easier to remember.) I’ll be bringing you the latest info on the tech world, our CaseCrown world, and if interesting enough, my world.
To kick off the new year, here are some of my top tech trends to look out for in 2014:
1. Smart Living – Quick, count the number of electronic devices you own. If the number is more than one, then that may be one too many. With all of the smartphones, smart cars, and smart homes out there, we’ve increased the intelligence of pretty much everything except what the word was originally intended to describe—people. So now with a plethora of devices, the consumer electronic field is finding ways to reduce your clutter and help you live simply and happily. Companies are tackling the issue by creating devices that can be integrated over the cloud and accessed remotely or autonomously.
2. Affordable 4K TVs – Makeup artists better step up their game. With (hopefully) more affordable 4K TVs and HD screens, every celebrity’s pores and blemishes will be on full display to public scrutiny. But if you’re watching something other than people, expect to view a whole new world through the sharper and refined eyes of your TV screens.
3. Wearable Tech – Wrist gadgets, Google Glass, and other tech apparel were groundbreaking news a few years ago. But either because of outlandish prices or pure dorkiness, the public isn’t latching on as quickly as expected. Now unless these companies have developed some sort of insertion mechanism (Think Iron Man), they’re going to have to make one heck of a convincing product to get people to put down the smartphone and the tablets.
4. Apple vs Samsung – These two tech giants in the ring have been battling it out head-to-head for the past few years. How will the faceoff play out this year? Will one emerge as the winner by a landslide? Or will an unexpected underdog triumph over all? In 2013, we’ve seen the smaller players get swallowed up in mergers and acquisitions. Will this year be the year they make their makeover debut? Stay tuned!
5. Data Privacy – With the whole NSA leak and recent data breaches, many users are scrambling to find ways to protect their data. (TBH, once it’s out there, it’s out there.) Providers and platforms will most likely be amping up their security measures this year to hopefully gain back public trust. As for me, I can’t trust anyone; it looks like I’m going to have to stop looking at those darned cat pictures.
And there you have it! With the legendary Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just around the corner, I can’t wait to see what else is in store!