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Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Technologies to Watch in 2005

The Consumer Electronics Association has issued a report on the top five technologies to watch in 2005. Their top picks include:

  • Media servers for managing digital music and movies, coupled with home networks
  • Portable entertainment devices, and continued growth in popularity of MP3s and digital music downloading.
  • "Smart" networked home appliances.
  • Gaming, particularly the growth of wireless multiplayer games.
  • Telematics for networking vehicles and other mobile devices.

The report is a must-read for anyone following consumer electronic trends.

Source: World Future Society