The genuine partial of this trend to demeanour for is to see possibly or not 2013 is a year that mobile wallet or contactless payments take off — by NFC (near-field communication) chips in smartphones or other technologies. More smartphone makers are including these kinds of capabilities in their phones, yet retailers — and therefore normal shoppers — have been slower to adopt them. The arise in mobile remuneration use shows that people have reduction squeamishness about profitable by their phones as they have in a past, so it will be engaging to see if consumer direct pushes any swell on this front in 2013.
Health care: Health caring is a pivotal area for companies to make their symbol in a “Internet of Things,” or a ever-growing Web of connected devices. There is copiousness of useful information for aptness devices, high-tech medicine bottles, food beam and other connected inclination to lane for their users. Users can also lane pivotal metrics, such as blood sugar, on their phones and yield physicians with some-more and some-more information.
On a attention side, companies are scrambling to yield physicians with some-more record tools, such as improved remote teleconferencing options to speak to patients remotely before creation possibly celebration take on a responsibility (time, income or otherwise) to transport to an appointment.
3D printing: The price of 3D printers continues to drop, and a possibilities for these devices, that weave objects together out of plastic, are scarcely endless. More consumer-friendly prices for these printers strike a marketplace in 2012 — yet a large name printers are still good over $1,000. Still, a some-more impassioned enthusiasts in a DIY set are insane about these printers and expostulate communities like Thingiverse, where they can find skeleton for all from Christmas ornaments to earbud holders. And if that sounds tiny scale to you, here’s a fun fact: a makers of a latest James Bond flick, “Skyfall,” used a 3D-printed chronicle of Bond’s iconic Aston Martin in a film’s bomb special effects.
Smartphone battles: Expect a smartphone wars to get some-more intense, quite as companies quarrel for a #3 spot. Yup, while Apple will continue to quarrel it out with smartphone makers who use Google’s Android system, a some-more engaging conflict will be holding place only next a large two.
Both Microsoft and Research in Motion are staid for make-or-break runs during a smartphone market, with business consumers hold resolutely in their sights. The business marketplace will be a one to watch in 2013, as it’s a developed area of expansion for smartphone makers. But, quite with a flourishing trend of carrying employees move their possess phones and tablets to work, all consumer wiring makers will have to change business needs and personal needs in sequence to succeed.
New user interfaces: Expect some-more touchscreens, suit control and other engaging controls to cocktail adult on consumer inclination — quite on desktops and laptops. The introduction of Windows 8 has put touchscreens on some-more computers, that had been roughly totally a domain of a rodent and keyboard.
Other engaging mechanism control ideas embody some-more creation with gesticulate control, such as a movements that let users work a Kinect appendage on a Xbox, with a concentration on creation it easier and some-more discerning to work bland inclination with a call of your hand.
More modernized cyber attacks: Not all tech trends are rosy. Several tip confidence firms are warning that cyber attacks will continue to turn some-more sophisticated, with bad actors focusing on a mobile market.
McAfee Labs, for example, pronounced that 2013 will see a continued arise in mobile malware that installs bad apps on users’ phones, as good as “ransomware” that thatch users’ phones and data, afterwards final remuneration for a release. According to a confidence firm, hackers are already offered any other processed “kits” that make it easy to commit these attacks.