A futureologist at BT (yes, such a position actually exists, crystal ball skills a bonus) believes the office-based nine-to-five will soon become a thing of the past as we have now reached the point whereby those in “knowledge-based” professions can effectively do their jobs with little more than a computer, phone and internet connection.
2013 was a great year for tech as some jaw-dropping innovations – such as Google Glass and 3D Printing – landed, while apps like Vine and Instagram exploded onto the social media scene.
So, what does 2014 have in store for us? Here are our predictions for this year’s tech trends…
It sometimes feels like the future has arrived and we’re living it right now – what with self-driving cars, smartwatches, fingerprint and retina recognition technology – but why do so many of us still seem to have such a fondness for old, outdated ‘retro’ tech?
If this is something of an alien concept to you, let me try to explain…
Blackberry was due to announce it’s second quarter results via a conference call this morning (Friday, September 27, 2013) but cancelled as rumours circulated the troubled smartphone giant was the subject of a tentative buyout bid from its largest shareholder, FairFax Financial Holdings.
After seeing a recent tumble in its share price, Microsoft has announced a share buyback scheme worth $40billion and will raise shareholder dividend payments by 22%.
The announcement comes shortly after it saw its share price drop by 5% following its acquisition of Nokia’s phone business for $7billion and has seen the company’s stock rise by 1.4%.