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The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be

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The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be

  1. 2014 Trend Review & 2015 Forecast THE YEAR THAT WAS, THE YEAR THAT 
 WILL BE
  2. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be THE YEAR THAT WAS
  3. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be TECH BECAME EMPATHETIC Devices began to understand our needs and provided relevant recommendations at key moments in our lives.
  4. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be TECH BECAME EMPATHETIC Bossy Desktop Device Concept Monitors Behavior To Keep Procrastination And Stress At Bay lucasn.com/bossy @lucasnantonio
  5. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be EXPERIENCES WERE CONTEXTUALLY ENRICHED Specific user conditions like time and place were leveraged to deliver relevant information, entertainment, and more.
  6. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be EXPERIENCES WERE CONTEXTUALLY ENRICHED Bluetooth Pucks Transmit Additional Info On Art To Bring Gallery To Life bit.ly/PTZBhs Rubens House Gallery
  7. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be PROGRAMMING BECAME INTUITIVE Simple interfaces and easy to follow ‘recipes’ allowed anyone to embed internet interactivity into the world around them.
  8. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be PROGRAMMING BECAME INTUITIVE Toy-like Modular Electronics Set Adds Arduino For Easy Programming littlebits.cc @littleBits littleBits
  9. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be ‘MAKING’ WAS WITHIN REACH Newfound access to skills and manufacturing resources allowed anyone to scale their ideas from prototype to reality.
  10. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be ‘MAKING’ WAS WITHIN REACH Makers Connected With The Appropriate Manufacturing Base makersrow.com @MakersRow Maker’s Row
  11. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be COMPUTING BECAME NATURAL Human inputs like sound and gesture offered a more natural way to interface with technology.
  12. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be COMPUTING BECAME NATURAL Armband Uses Gestures And Muscle Activity To Control Devices Over Distance thalmic.com @thalmic Thalmic Labs
  13. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be INTIMACY WAS DISTANCE AGNOSTIC Real-time information streams and collected by sensors connected people and experiences from afar.
  14. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be INTIMACY WAS DISTANCE AGNOSTIC Long Distance Lovers Connect With Vibrating Underwear Controlled By Mobile Phone wearableexperiments.com/fundawear @wearableX Fundawear
  15. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be THE REAL WORLD WAS DIGITIZED Digital elements were embedded into physical objects to aid in discovery, added context, entertainment, and more.
  16. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be THE REAL WORLD WAS DIGITIZED Big Box Retailer’s App Uses Image Recognition To Streamline Mobile Purchases @target Target
  17. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be TECH RESPONDED AT AN EMOTIONAL LEVEL Technologies became biometrically attuned to tailor their responses more appropriately at an individual level.
  18. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be TECH RESPONDED AT AN EMOTIONAL LEVEL Earbuds Monitor Wearer’s Mood To Help Pick The Next Song research.microsoft.com @MSFGResearch Microsoft
  19. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be THE CLOUD IMPROVED DECISION MAKING Aggregated data sets paired with real- time analysis enabled everyone to make smarter choices.
  20. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be THE CLOUD IMPROVED DECISION MAKING Self-Learning System Helps Tesla Drivers Cut Their Electric Bills smartcar.io @mysmartcar Smartcar.io
  21. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be SYSTEMS GREW SELF-AWARE Tech became anticipatory to deliver actions against future needs and behaviors.
  22. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Street Lights Activate Only When People Are Nearby tvilight.com @TvilightBV Tvilight SYSTEMS GREW SELF-AWARE
  23. The Year That Was, The Year That It Will Be THE YEAR THAT 
 WILL BE
  24. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be STEP INSIDE THE STORY Immersive 360-degree audio and video experiences provide early glimpses into the real promise of virtual reality, offering new possibilities for how people will interact with their media and entertainment. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be
  25. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Virtual Reality Experience Helps Vacation Planning thomascookgroup.com @ThomasCookGrp @VISUALISE360 Thomas Cook Group STEP INSIDE THE STORY
  26. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Virtual Reality Journalism Allows Readers To Interact With A Modern Day Farm dmreg.co/1ylW549 @gannettdigital Gannett Digital STEP INSIDE THE STORY
  27. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be WEARABLES TAKE ON 
 THE EAR With the battle of the wrist still to be decided, the war for wearable supremacy moves upward as new headphone designs consider the possibility of computing without the need for a display. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be
  28. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Headphones For Athletes Track Heartbeat And Sync Fitness Data 
 With App @smsaudio SMS Audio Biosport In-Ear Headphones WEARABLES TAKE ON THE EAR
  29. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Wireless Earbuds Double As In-Ear Smartphone @hellobragi The Dash WEARABLES TAKE ON THE EAR
  30. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be HAPPINESS GETS QUANTIFIED The ability to track physical signals and external factors, and correlate them with emotional states opens the door to new techniques for managing mood and stress in daily life. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be
  31. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be App Makes Suggestions To Increase Your Happiness With Simple Daily Actions itunes.apple.com/gb/app/happy-for-life bit.ly/11OHjEp Happy For Life HAPPINESS GETS QUANTIFIED
  32. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Wearable Device Zaps Your Brain To Change Your Mood thync.com @thync Thync HAPPINESS GETS QUANTIFIED
  33. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be AN ON-DEMAND ECONOMY As more micro-services enter the marketplace, companies that can scale experience and personalization alongside cost and convenience will differentiate themselves from the pack. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be
  34. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Human-Powered Operating System Helps With Daily Tasks helloalfred.com @ClubAlfred Alfred AN ON-DEMAND ECONOMY
  35. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Service Gives Drivers Their Own Personalized, On-Demand Valet Service luxevalet.com @luxevalet Luxe AN ON-DEMAND ECONOMY
  36. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be TECH TO HELP DISCONNECT The same devices that connect people more deeply to the world around them have led to increased complexity, stimulation and dependence, which will be counterbalanced by gentle reminders about when to take a break. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be
  37. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be App Turns Off Phone Notifications for Better Bonding Time idesignforhumanity.com/works/shhhh @_ilwonyoon ‘Shhhh’ TECH TO HELP DISCONNECT
  38. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Signal-Blocking Fashion Keeps Wearers Disconnected anrealage.com Kunihiko Morinaga TECH TO HELP DISCONNECT
  39. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be THE POWER OF PRIVACY As hacking scandals and misuse of personal information become more rampant and public, ownership, control and transparency around data will be competitive advantages. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be
  40. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be THE POWER OF PRIVACY NSA-Proof Email Service Brings Privacy Back To The Internet protonmail.ch @ProtonMail ProtonMail
  41. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be THE POWER OF PRIVACY Ephemeral Messaging App Combines Privacy With Social Sharing yovo.me @YOVOapp Yovo
  42. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be THE END OF PASSWORDS The need to remember endless strings of alphanumeric codes gives way to new authentication techniques that leverage biometrics and embeddables as the next frontier of logging in. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be
  43. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Scanner Uses ‘EyePrint’ To Replace Password Logins eyelock.com @EyeLockCorp Myris THE END OF PASSWORDS
  44. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Google-Backed Password-Killer Streamlines Logins Across Platforms fidoalliance.org @FIDOAlliance FIDO THE END OF PASSWORDS
  45. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be THE WORLD GOES WIRELESS Being plugged in will no longer require a cord as energy and information flow freely between networked systems, devices and people to power the planet in new ways. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be
  46. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Partnership Between Brands May Embed Wireless Chargers In Household Appliances energous.com/technology @HaierAmerica @Energous Haier & Energous THE WORLD GOES WIRELESS
  47. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Google and Facebook Invest In Drones And Advanced Robotic Technology To Connect The Planet research.google.com @googleresearch @facebook Google & Facebook THE WORLD GOES WIRELESS
  48. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be A ROBOT IN EVERY HOME Sci-fi visions and dystopian warnings alike become reality as artificially intelligent machines figure more prominently into daily life, automating new aspects of society and testing people’s ideas about humanity. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be
  49. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Mechanical Helpers Can Independently Navigate Stores And Answer Shoppers’ Questions fellowrobots.com @FellowRobots Fellow Robots A ROBOT IN EVERY HOME
  50. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Social Robot Could Enhance 
 Everyday Family Life myjibo.com @JiboRobot JIBO A ROBOT IN EVERY HOME
  51. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be OUTER SPACE WITHIN REACH Galactic becomes the new global as the possibility of experiencing life beyond the earth’s atmosphere becomes more attainable for people and companies who dream big enough. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be
  52. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Crowdfunding Campaign Wants To Reboot A Lost Spacecraft From 1978 bit.ly/1yzsfZx @ISEE3Reboot ISEE-3 Reboot Project OUTER SPACE WITHIN REACH
  53. The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be Space Balloon Gives Passengers Unprecedented Views Of Earth worldviewexperience.com @WorldViewVoyage World View OUTER SPACE WITHIN REACH
  54. THE YEAR THAT WAS, THE YEAR THAT 
 WILL BE 2014 Trend Review & 2015 Forecast

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