ShareTracker Friday Five – 6.3.2016

Tech News Roundup

Tech News Roundup

Happy June! This week’s Friday Five focuses on both the past and the future. We will analyze some past trend reports and forecast new trends and their possible effects.

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Annual Internet Trends Report Forecasts Rise in Voice Search, Vehicle Automation

via TechSpot
“Meeker highlights global Internet growth that’s essentially flat, waning demand for smartphones fueled by a combination of saturation, a lack of innovation and the end of carrier subsidies and even slowing economic growth. It’s not all doom and gloom, however, as the report sheds some light on areas in technology that are ripe for explosive growth.”
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Who's Afraid of the IoT?

via TechCrunch
“The home was interesting: it boasted ‘smart’ shutters, speakers, heater, boiler, umbrella, mirror, toothbrush, shower, bed and a scent-driven alarm clock, along with the obvious smart lock, Nest, Dropcam and Echo. Did all of these things actually seem useful? Well, no. But it did reinforce that the Echo is a big deal.”
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Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Holographich as the One-Stop Option for VR and AR

via ArsTechnica
“At Computex today, the company announced that Windows Holographic is coming to more than just the HoloLens: Microsoft wants it to be available for all virtual reality and augmented reality/mixed reality systems, from the tethered, fully immersive virtual reality headsets already on the market, to a new generation of untethered HoloLens-like devices.”
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Will Robo-Ubers Kill Car Ownership?

via Scientific American
“Inexpensive robotic rides would mean there would be no particular reason to own a car. You wouldn’t have to buy one, maintain it, gas it up. You’d never be late because you had to push the snow off the windshield or shovel your driveway.”
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Mobile Ad Blocking Rose 90 Percent Last Year, Report Says

via The Verge
“The report suggests that ad blockers are popular in emerging countries because they help reduce load times and bandwidth use, thereby cutting spending on data plans. Ad blocking browsers have become the dominant form on smartphones, PageFair says, with 408 million global users as of March 2016.”
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