INDUSTRY VOICE What are the big tech trends for this year?
By Jeremy Burton
Many years ago when being quizzed as to whether 'web services' were the next big thing, Larry Ellison commented: "I've spent too much time in Italy to know that you shouldn't ignore fashion."
In tech, we like nothing better than a new trend – and we all know that fashion matters, so we get on board with it. As an industry we've proven to be masters at hyping new trends, setting unrealistically high expectations for them and then, when dust settles, sometimes making money.
So what are the big tech trends for 2015? Here's my take…
UPDATED The tech fest to end all tech fests is here
By Michelle Fitzsimmons
CES officially starts Tuesday, but we're being treated to the pre-show press day right now.
It's already been a busy one thanks to LG and Sharp, plus a host of companies dropping product announcements left and right. The LG G Flex 2 showed its curves, Misfit announced a fancy new wearable, Nest wants to take over your your home, and the Galaxy S6 may be Lurking behind doors.
While I was initially under the impression that headsets like the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus would be little more than expensive right joysticks you attach to your face, playing Superhot in full VR glory proved that this trend has the potential to be more than a mere gimmick.