Top 10 Technologies, issue 7, 2014

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In this special edition of our monthly report, we review the past year's most important technology stories, and make predicitions for what 2014's top tech advancements will be.

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Top 10 Technologies, issue 7, 2014

  1. 1. Top Ten Technologies New Year’s Special Edition, January 2014 Contact us: socialimpact@ict.gov.qa Twitter: @ictqatar
  2. 2. 5 TECH DEVELOPMENTS FROM 2013 YOU MAY HAVE MISSED Image: http://bit.ly/1iiR03Z
  3. 3. BIG DATA In 2013, big data was the center of so much discussion about online privacy, especially after the Snowden leaks. Read more at: http://bit.ly/KvsDlu Image: http://bit.ly/1cvHgON
  4. 4. SELFIE 2013 was “The year of the Selfie”, as the word was officially added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. Article and image: http://bbc.in/1dS6HOe
  5. 5. “FREE-TO-PLAY” MOBILE GAMES • 1.2 billion mobile game players in the world. • Candy Crush: +500 million users. Read more: http://bit.ly/1hqkmx0 Image: http://bit.ly/19X1QYo
  6. 6. ONLINE CROWD-FUNDING 2013 was a big year for websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo - online portals allowing people to invest in a stranger's dream. Article and image: http://onforb.es/1e6mwLw
  7. 7. Click the image to watch the video MOST VIRAL VIDEO OF 2013 YouTube publishes the list of most watched videos in 2013. 1st is the pop song and music video “What does the fox say?”, followed by the “Harlem shake, military edition” and “how animals eat their food”, making all top 3 videos comedies. Read more at: http://cnet.co/1hOvXWu
  8. 8. 5 TECH DEVELOPMENTS WE MAY SEE MORE OF IN 2014 Image: http://bit.ly/Kx8Q4X
  9. 9. Image from: http://dailym.ai/1kPISd4 Image from: http://bit.ly/1h8oE8M 3D PRINTING • Gartner predicts 75% increase in worldwide shipping of 3D printers. • In 2014, the first 3D printed liver will be produced. Read more: http://onforb.es/1dPxCKw 3D liver: http://bit.ly/KvzpHV0
  10. 10. Image from: http://bit.ly/1d9QfrP Image from: http://bit.ly/1dIfekt PERSONAL DRONES Domestic drones will hover over our heads. Expect to see drones delivering your latest package from Amazon, or shooting footage of places difficult for humans to get to. What would you use your personal drone for? Read more: http://cbsloc.al/1coXNE9
  11. 11. WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY In 2014, you will see more people wearing technology instead of carrying it. Keep an eye out for Google Glass, better smart watches and exercise armbands. Article and images: http://bit.ly/1lK8q6y
  12. 12. FLEXIBLE SCREENS We’re used to seeing screens get bigger and flatter, but starting this year, we should start too see them get flexible too. Read more: http://cnet.co/1luQZtx
  13. 13. GOOGLE WILL FIND ITS WAY INTO OUR HOMES Google’s acquisition of NEST is seen as the first major step towards future “smart homes”. The combination of Google’s language recognition and Nest’s home solutions may be worth keeping an eye on. Read more: http://bit.ly/JVUPgM Image: http://bit.ly/1f5n0Wd
  14. 14. Thank you for reading Comments, suggestions and feedback for future issues are welcome Visit: http://www.slideshare.net/ictQATAR/ for previous and future issues. Contact us: socialimpact@ict.gov.qa Twitter: @ictqatar Disclaimer: all content in these slides is in the public domain and referenced so that you can read the original sources. Any omissions, errors or mistakes are mine, and mine alone.

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