We count down our top ten (or so) predictions in the world of technology for 2010. Enjoy!Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1137
Tom's Predictions for 2010: Apple Tablet will come out in the summer and be $899 3DTV will be the big marketing push Project Natal will launch but be overshadowed Machine-to-machine connections will become a thing Enterprise cloud services will be huge with companies like IBM and Oracle getting in to counter Google More netbook-specific versions of software Goodbye Palm IBM will get back into … Read more
At the beginning of 2009, we made a whole bunch of predictions about the next year in the technology space. Turns out, we are really bad at predicting things.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1136
Tom Merritt’s 2009 predictions: One mass media company will push out an Internet-only or Internet-primary hit (webisode). GPS will slowly disappear (except in-dash, Standalone GPS merge into phones). Some sort of big, public security breach that will cause the change of fundamental internet protocol. Android will outsell iPhone. Yahoo will finally be … Read more
Social-networking sites like Facebook and Twitter can expect more attention from cybercriminals in 2010, according to a new report (PDF) released Tuesday by McAfee Labs. Also at risk are users of Adobe Systems products including Acrobat Reader and Flash. And move over Microsoft; the security firm predicts that Google's Chrome OS will "create another opportunity for malware writers to prey on users."
The company also anticipates smarter and more dangerous Trojans that "follow the money," as well as a "significant trend toward a more distributed and resilient botnet infrastructure that relies much more on … Read more
Bill Gates has said that prognosticators often overestimate the amount of technological change that will happen in a year, but underestimate the changes that will take place over a decade. With the Zeroes coming to an end this week, and Steve Guttenberg's recent column questioning the viability of recorded music in 2020 as inspiration, here's my pick of 10 trends in music and technology that will shape the next decade.
Songs instead of albums Musicians will always find ways to record their music--it's a fundamental drive, like painting for a painter or writing for a writer. But … Read more
We're nearing 2010, and that means it's time for bloggers like yours truly to stock up on champagne, put on our one necktie, and start making predictions. Instead, I thought it would be fun to talk about the tech I'd like to see in the new year. Then I thought it would be even more fun if we talked about the tech that you, the readers, would like to see.
In January of 2008, dreading the idea of a cliche "prediction" post, I wrote a post that attempted to somewhat humorously outline seven businesses that would result from the then nascent cloud computing movement. As I look back at that post this year, I'm surprised to find myself thinking that most--if not all--of these should appear in one form or another in the coming year.
Here's the list, with my updated commentary from this year in italics:
SaaS<-->Enterprise data conversion practice: All those existing enterprise apps will need to have their data … Read more
So watch the video and come back hear to answer the trivia question for a chance to win the lame prize. I predict one of you will win!
Since CES 2009, all three trends have begun to grow. The vast majority of monitors I reviewed in 2009 were Full HD, 16:9 displays. Also, from Dell's G line to BenQ's recent stark white offering (with an embedded flower pot), the eco-friendly trend is not going away anytime soon. It helps that some of these eco-conscious monitors actually … Read more