Big Tech News Events of 2014

It would appear that this is the year of the hack with “The Interview” movie probably becoming bigger than it should be with Sony getting hacked. Then there was “The Snappening” and “The Fappening”.

Had a good holiday? Well, Amazon was ready with their Kiva robots. Amazon is also doing this Echo thing, a Siri for your home. Amazon also unveiled the Fire Phone with some 3D action as well as the Fire TV.

Well, I believe that the Internet wasn’t broken, but it wasn’t by Kim Kardashian.

I keep finding ways that apps are replacing jobs. Like how a smartphone might open your hotel room door, and Uber and Lyft are stealing cab business in San Francisco. Also, I saw this story about how Twitter is affecting the Airline industry.

Virgin Galactic had a Crash that will probably affect the Space Tourism Industry.

Then there was some business acquisitions. Like how Lenovo purchased Motorola from Google. Also, Microsoft purchased Minecraft maker Mojang. And Amazon acquired Twitch. I almost forgot that Facebook bought the Oculus Rift.

Here was a terrible video game called Hatred, and you’ll get my view of it here. I also had an issue with this “Girl is trying too hard to take a selfie”.

This looks like the year for VR with stuff like the Oculus Rift, the Archos VR Headset, Sony has the Project Morpheus, the Carl Zeiss VR One Virtual Reality Headset, and then there is a Kickstarter project called Dexmo Exoskeleton.

I’m just going to declare that Guardians of the Galaxy is the best film of the year, speculative fiction wise.

This seems to be the year of the hoverboard. The Hendo one looks legit. This Huvr is not so.

There was a slew of new smartphones like the Galaxy Mega 2, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Sharp Aquos, the Galaxy Alpha, Nokia phones, the Galaxy S5, the Moto E from Motorola, and of course, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Then there was tablets like the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 and the Surface Pro 3.

Android announced Lollipop as well as other Android stuff like Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.

The President announced that he is working on Iron Man. I haven’t seen anything more with that, yet.

In addition to some new gadgets, old successful ones became passe. The iPod Classic said good-bye. Also, Windows XP said goodbye. Also Music Hero downloads wrapped up an Age of Music. Oh, and Flappy Bird said so long too, even though there is so many imitators.

There was a report about iPhone 6 bending. But that wasn’t quite accurate.

There were a lot of crowdfunded products out there like the Coolest Cooler.

We attended some conventions this year like PAX Prime 2014, JetCon, and CES 2014. Didn’t make it to E3 2014, though.

I had two Look Up videos: One from I don’t know where, and another from Sesame Street.

On a personal note, I released two books: The Labyrinth House and LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Oh, I also write for Smartwatch Reviews and The Gospel Herald now. Also, I said that this blog was going to change, and I’m wondering if there will be some serious video posts next year. Hmmm….

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