Trends and predictions

Mobile Trends 2018

Here is my collection of relevant trend for smart phones in 2018: It seems that crazy growth times in smart phone markets are over at least for some time. The eight-year-long smartphone bubble in China has abruptly come to an end, in yet another warning sign that the global synchronized growth narrative is merely an

Friday Fun: All The Simpsons Predictions That Came True | Time

http://time.com/4667462/simpsons-predictions-donald-trump-lady-gaga/ With 28 seasons and counting on the air, The Simpsons is undeniably a television phenomenon. In fact, throughout its more than 600 episodes, creator Matt Groening and his team have been so on top of the country’s cultural pulse, they’ve even managed to predict several major historical events — along with a few less

Rating the big smartphone makers at MWC 2018 | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/27/rating-the-big-smartphone-makers-at-mwc-2018/ This article gives good overview of smart phone maker announcements made by biggest manufacturers. Based of this it seems that the years of big mobile innovations are over. Many years of business growth has slowed as people keep using their phones for longer time. And the announcements don’t seem to be able to change

Gartner reports first ever global decline in smartphone sales | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/22/gartner-reports-first-ever-global-decline-in-smartphone-sales/ Smartphone boon era seems to be over. Smartphone market is maturing. Gartner’s latest figures record the first ever decline (a 5.6 per cent decline over Q4 2016 figure) since the analyst began tracking the market. (Though it’s not the first analyst to call a decline.) Global smartphone sales have not been firing on all

GitHub: Here are the biggest open source project trends we’ll see in 2018 – TechRepublic

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/github-here-are-the-biggest-open-source-project-trends-well-see-in-2018/ Cross-platform development, new skills, and deep learning communities are seeing the most growth on GitHub. Developers are also heading to the site to look at deep learning projects as artificial intelligence continues to grow.

Have Self-Driving Cars Stopped Getting Better – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/self-driving/have-selfdriving-cars-stopped-getting-better Every January, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) releases data from companies that operated highly automated vehicles on the state’s public roads the previous year. Companies get to decide how to record these so-called disengagements. Variety in reporting makes for widely disparate data. The disengagement reports are thus probably best viewed as marketing

How Facebook stole the news business | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/03/facebooks-siren-call/ Isn’t it ironic that I was reading this first on Facebook? Don’t you think? Big news outlets stupidly sold their soul to Facebook. Desperate for the referral traffic Facebook dangled, they spent the past few years jumping through its hoops only to be cut out of the equation. Now Facebook is pushing into local

Computer trends 2018

IT seems to be growing again. Gartner forecasts worldwide IT spending will increase 4.5% this year to $3.68 trillion, driven by artificial intelligence, big data analytics, blockchain technology, and the IoT. Digital transformations are fashionable. You won’t find an enterprise that isn’t leveraging some combination of cloud, analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to better

Audio and video trends 2018

Here are some audio and video trends for 2018. Buying headphones in 2018 is going to be a fragmented mess because of a silent goodbye to the 3.5mm audio plug, Majority of new headphones introduced at CES were wireless and there are several different wireless systems. Bluetooth audio has historically sacrificed sound quality for convenience