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The reinvention of hardware: transitioning to a networked world

by Olly Robinson , 24.03.2014

The evolution of device categories, from computers to home appliances, is both shaped by and drives consumer behavior; changes to their form and underlying technical capabilities have been integral to creating the world we inhabit. If software defines how we interact with technology, then hardware sets the terms and conditions.

While the exact course of this evolution can be hard to predict, we know that the pace of change is quickening and 2014 promises radical change to existing categories alongside the creation of wholly new ones.

Here we present four trends for 2014 outlining technological changes ahead that will require businesses and innovators to think in new ways to maintain market position.

Download the full Tech Trends 2014 document here.