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Apr
28

Not For Gadget Geeks, But The Mainstream User

Here’s a confession: I was initially not too excited by the announcement of the iPhone SE last week. As a gadget geek who’s been testing cutting-edge phones that fold in half or have no bezels, the iPhone SE’s 2016-era looks was an immediate turn off.

But then I began testing the phone out in public, and on three separate occasions, strangers approached me and asked if that was the new “budget iPhone,” and that they were very excited about it and plan on purchasing one.

Their reasons range from “I don’t want to pay $1,000 for a new phone,” “I don’t want to give up the home button,” or “phones are getting too big.”

Yes, they were older—all three were at least in their fifties. And I’d bet that they were not gadget geeks who kept up to date with all the latest smartphone news.

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Apr
14

5 Future Technologies That Will Be Mainstream by 2020

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Tech companies rang in the start of the new year by unveiling some of their ambitious plans for the coming months. Startups and multinational companies alike are beginning to feel the ripple effects of innovation in the industry, with technology becoming more intertwined in everyday lives each year.

As 2018 progresses, here are 5 future technologies you can expect to reach the public in the next couple of years.

1. The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things has long been talked about amongst tech insiders as the next big innovation in home technology. In recent years, IoT has begun carve a niche for itself in everyday life with the growing adoption of systems like Google’s Home and Amazon’s Alexa. These devices will continue to integrate more aspects of the home into one harmonious system by utilizing the internet, allowing a user to control anything from the

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