Top Ten Technology Trends of 2010

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  1. The ipad and the raise of tablets
  2. When the new year dawned, almost no one in the world knew what an iPad was. Outside of the techno-geek community, few had even heard of tablet computers -- the hybrid, missing link between smartphones and laptops. Now, 13 million or so sales later, the Apple gadget is at the top of the list of gadgets that children 6 to 12 want to see under the tree this year, according to Nielsen research. And it's starting to get some company. In a field of tablets running Google's Android operating system, the Samsung Galaxy has emerged as the iPad's chief rival. Early this month, Samsung said that the tab had sold 1 million units since its launch in October. And Research In Motion, the makers of BlackBerry, plan to join the battle early next year with the Playbook, which they're already touting as being more efficient than the iPad. Tablets don't have the computing heft of slightly larger laptops or the pocket-size storage of a smartphone. But their video, gaming, Web-surfing and media-consumption abilities are capturing a big audience and it's a safe bet they're here to stay.
  3. We are facebook; resistance is futile
  4. A major Hollywood movie. A Time magazine "Person of the Year" nod for its CEO. And a half-billion users, more or less. Oh yeah ... and it passed Google to become the Web's most-visited site. If Facebook was already a force of internet nature on New Year's Day, it became a phenomenon unmatched in Web history in 2010. But personalities aside, the site itself continued to integrate itself into everyday life. E-mail continued to wane because of Facebook messaging, which included a new ramped-up system. And the way we relate to each other has probably been changed forever.
  5. Check in, Turn on and go out
  6. Growing with the rising number of smartphones, social apps such as Foursquare and Gowalla creeped out of the tiny cloister of the tech elite and into the mainstream. Foursquare, which has emerged as the leader in the field, saw dramatic growth in 2010. The concept of checking in at bars, restaurants and other spots appeals mainly to a young, social crowd, and, in the minds of some, raises privacy concerns. But a spate of apps for homebodies followed in 2010. Mobile apps such as GetGlue, Miso and Philo let users check in to TV shows, movies, books and other entertainment, earning virtual and sometimes real-word rewards along the way. Other apps offer similar rewards for visiting websites, meaning users don't have to leave their desks to play. According to Crowley, one of the goals of such apps is to turn the whole world into a game. Most Web users haven't signed on yet, but the number of those who have keeps on growing.
  7. Look, ma! No hands!
  8. The way we play video games began what could be a seismic shift in 2010. And there were no paddles or joysticks involved. Microsoft's Kinect system for the Xbox 360 took the greatest leap forward. Rolled out at the E3 video-game expo in June, the Kinect is totally hands-free, using a camera to read the player's movements and incorporate them in the game. Not to be outdone, Sony rolled out its Move system for the PlayStation 3. Utilizing remote controllers that look a bit like glowing ice-cream cones, Move isn't quite hands-free, but boasts what developers say is superior motion-sensing. And then there's Nintendo. The pioneers of motion-based gaming stood pat on the hardware this year, but pressed its early advantage by rolling out more complex, fully-imagined games such as "Metroid: Other M," "Disney: Epic Mickey" and "GoldenEye 007."
  9. Watching the web on the tv
  10. Apple TV was launched in 2007, but it mostly languished until it got a reboot and a major price cut in September. In addition to Netflix integration, the system lets users buy TV shows for 99 cents each. Google has promised a similar system -- optimizing Web sites for TV and striking deals with the likes of HBO, Pandora and Netflix. Google TV has hit some snags. Several major networks aren't playing along, and The New York Times recently reported that it needs more time than expected to work on software. Meanwhile, companies such as Roku and Boxee are offering similar devices, suggesting that Web TV, in one form or another, is here to stay.
  11. The saga of the iphone 4
  12. Oh, iPhone 4. Rarely has the launch of a gadget provided more suspense or entertainment than Apple's June unveiling of the latest in its popular smartphone line. Apple, with CEO Steve Jobs as point person, denied there was a major problem with the reception, even during a subsequent news conference where they offered free cases to cover up the spot where a "death grip" caused the phone's signal to weaken. Over time and a handful of software updates, the complaints faded and talk of the iPhone 4 turned to features such as its FaceTime video chat, high-resolution screen and ultrathin design.
  13. Escalation of the smartphone war
  14. Speaking of smartphones, 2010 was when that space got really interesting. No longer was the iPhone able to just go head-to-head with the stalwart workhorse of the gadget world, the BlackBerry. A new phone running Google's Android system seemed to pop up every week. The Droid II. The Droid X. The HTC Evo and the Samsung Galaxy S were just a few. In October, computing giant Microsoft officially got into the game, announcing a pile of different phones that would run its Windows Phone 7 operating system. And with its Bold and Torch phones, BlackBerry has embraced the touchscreen phone world, hoping to meld the security and efficiency that professionals crave with some of the iPhone's fun.
  15. App-Tastic
  16. The app-store model pioneered by Apple for its phones took off in a big way in 2010. In October, the Android apps store broke the 100,000 mark. That's still far fewer apps than Apple offers, but it showed that the model was growing steadily. And in December, Google announced it was opening an app store for its Chrome browser as well. It's certainly been a paradigm shift in how computer programs are purchased. And, we suspect, its really just a secret plot by "Angry Birds" to take over the world.
  17. Privacy Matters
  18. Online privacy has been a hot topic on the Web for a while. But this year, it seemed to constantly be in the news. The more time we spend online, the more of a digital footprint we leave. And should someone savvy be so inclined, the easier it becomes to track that print. Privacy concerns cropped up again late in the year when Gawker's sites were hacked and users' e-mails and passwords were accessed. Other users expressed security fears about sharing their locations on Foursquare and other similar services.
  19. Net Neutrality
  20. Net neutrality was a buzzword in tech circles for most of the year. But it came to a head late in December when the Federal Communications Commission adopted a set of rules to guide Web usage. The new rules, by the way, did not seem to make anyone happy. Internet-freedom advocates wanted stronger protections that would guarantee service providers won't be able to pick and choose which content (oh, say, their own) gets delivered quickest and which lags behind. They also fear big businesses and wealthy individuals will one day be able to pay for better service than everybody else. 
Source : CNN