Five Big Tech Trends

SMB News from Network World: Five Big Tech Trends

The Consumer Electronics Show may be over, but the devices shown off last week in Las Vegas gave us a glimpse of where technology is headed this year. CES had its highlights, letdowns, and oddball gimmicks; but looking at all the coverage there were five trends that stood out for me among the thousands of devices and new technologies featured at this year’s trade show.


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This year will see a slew of new e-reading devices from well-known gadget makers like Fujitsu, MSI, and iRiver, as well as smaller companies such as Plastic Logic and Spring Design. The latest crop of e-readers offers devices intended for more than reading books, too; the 11.5-inch Skiff was designed with magazines and newspapers in mind, and the dual-screen Entourage eDge, with one e-ink and one LCD screen, is aimed at replacing the paper textbook. The biggest name in e-reading devices, Kindle, didn’t sit still either, with Amazon announcing a Kindle DX with Global Wireless that can download content outside the U.S.

But e-readers may be in trouble if multipurpose tablet computers become a more popular option.

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Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
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