No. 3 USB 3.0 USB
3.0 will be 10 times faster than the current USB 2.0 standard, and will increase the amount of electrical current that can be delivered through a USB cable.
No. 4 Video-Capable SLRs The
Nikon D90 and the Canon 5D Mark II not only capture top-notch still images, but let the photographer shoot high-definition videos as well.
No. 5 The Memristor The
quot;memristor,quot; or memory transistor will make it possible to develop computer systems that remember what's stored in memory when they are turned off.
No. 6 GPS This year,
the Global Positioning System (GPS) has been used in many new technologies, from the iPhone 3G and the T-Mobile G1 to notebooks such as Fujitsu's LifeBook series.
No. 7 Flash Memory Flash
memory is a mainstay of most consumer electronics products, from ultralight notebooks to digital cameras and media players.
No. 8 Speedo LZR Speedo's
new LZR swimsuit blends new materials and a dose of NASA rocket science to boost the speeds of elite swimmers -- legally.
No. 9 Edible Chips Soon,
tiny edible chips will track when patients take their pills (or don't) and monitor the effects of the drugs they're taking. Proteus, a California company, has created tiny chips out of silicon grains that, once swallowed, activate in the stomach.
No. 10 Flexible Displays to
be a reality Flexible displays could change the way we interact with the info-universe, creating new kinds of cellphones, portable computers, e-newspapers and electronic books.