New Technology Trends for 2014

Just what the biggest trends of 2014 will be no one can say for sure, but they will change consumers’ lives for the better.

Smart homes seem like something out of a science fiction movie, but new technology is bringing it closer to reality. Nest, a smart home thermostat, uses Wi-Fi to communicate between devices and can be used on iOS and android making it easy for consumers to make the switch. Another advancement is Lockitron, it lets you lock your doors using your smartphone. No more running around looking for lost keys!

Cloud computing is also expected to vastly grow in 2014. It allows for your data to be stored on the Internet, rather than on a physical hard drive. Phone stolen? Just login with your Apple or Google ID and all of your contacts and photos will be automatically uploaded to your new phone. Cloud is also more secure, even if your computer dies everything is backed up online – providing consumers with greater security.

Drones have been behind the scenes for years now, but recently they are starting to be considered for commercial use. They can be used to deliver packages or to take pictures without having to send a person to do it. Right now the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved only one drone for commercial use, and that’s in the Arctic. Drone use will continue to be controversial in 2014, but it could be the wave of the future.

In December of 2014, we’ll know which of these trends proves true, but only time will tell. And who knows what the tech trends of 2015 might be?

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