The new year is just about to start and for many people this means resolutions and a fresh start for those that are looking for one. 2014 looks to be one full of new things in the technology world, such as gadgets, software and best of all encryption. Most users wont notice much besides the gadgets as they tend to lead the charge and be commercialized, yet it's the behind the scenes news that is really going to make the whole thing tick.
This last year we have learned that our Government isn't only spying on others to protect from any potential threat, but they are also spying on their own citizens and claiming they're are doing it for the same reason.This is in due part to the stance Edward Snowden took in believing the Governments NSA work was highly unconstitutional and it's easy to see that in hind sight now. Tech firms have already begun working on new ways to prevent their users privacy from being hacked by using cloud based services and 256 AES Key Encryption technology.
Wearable technology is something else that looks to be a big theme in 2014, with Samsung already delivering the smartwatch and Apple promising theirs in the first quarter of the new year. Google Glass has already been released by invite only in their "Explorer Edition" although it looks to hit mainstream for the general public sometime this year. Shoes, Shirts and even pants could also be inline for the new wearable technology scene. Though this is most likely for the health, fitness and some sort of special need categories.
Retail shopping also looks to go more online oriented, especially with the blunder that Target has had with having millions of users credit cards stolen and an estimated lose of 1-2 billion dollars, although a total amount is yet to be determined. Amazon sales have jumped by near 33% in the last quarter and it will be interesting to see which other retailers jump on board before their ship sinks too. Postal services such as Fedex will most notably upgrade their services with new technology to help prevent the situation that occurred with millions of packages not making it on time during the holidays causing even more stress during the most hectic time of the year.
Give your thoughts on what you think will make a big impact during the 2014 year, and even if it's just the beginning of something new it could catch fire so to speak and end this year while leading the charge into 2015.