We witnessed a lot of technological changes in 2013, and 2014 will be no different. It will be a year of unprecedented technological growth, which will provide us with engaging on-site as well as hi-tech integrated user experience.
Here are top four technological trends that will rule in 2014:
1. Explosive Growth In Smart TV Competence
According to Display Search, a quarterly television design and features report, we will experience phenomenal rise in the shipment of smart TVs in 2014. The industry will witness severe competition between big players such as LG, Samsung and Panasonic. In the midst of this growth, prices will continue to drop and more number of users will use Hulu and Amazon Smart video to browse on-demand videos of their favorite TV shows, webisodes, and movies.
Apple’s iTV is in the process of development and it is believed that Apple will incorporate iCloud sync, which in turn will control user’s iPhone and LCD panels. iTV is slated to release in the early summer of 2014.
2. Google Glass – A World Within Your Reach
Although Google has not made Google Glass available to the general public, it has garnered great interest around the world. With Google Glass, you can access email, texts, and videos effortlessly. With this gadget you can translate your voice, receive overlaid walking and driving directions in your sphere of vision. It is predicted that Google Glass will be available to the general public in mid-2014.
3. Xbox One and PS4 – Integrated Entertainment
These new gaming consoles will allow users to follow each other, work together to achieve common goals and will enable like-skilled individuals to compete with each other.
In short, users will able to watch TV, surf the Internet, listen music, play games and carry out two or more activities alongside or switch from one activity to another easily. The PS4 is scheduled to be released on November 15th 2014.
4. Smart Watches – A Gadget To Look Out For
Instead of pulling out your Smartphone or laptop each time to check frequent emails, news, messages and social media updates; you will soon glance at your smart watch. With Google Watch you can access relevant information whenever and wherever you want. It is rumored that this watch will be available in stores from early-to-mid 2014.
However, instead of offering the usual accessible services, it would be interesting to see if Google offers us something which even smart phones are not able to such as intuitive notifications, monitoring the heart rate, analyzing behaviors and so on.