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This means that every year brings big changes, new products, exciting gadgets, and fascinating trends. We already know 2015 will be no exception, but we are interested in discovering your specific hopes for technology in the coming year.

Welcome to this week’s We Ask You.

Looking Forward To 2015

We want to know, What Are Your Hopes For Technology In 2015?

As the question clearly implies, we want to know all about your hopes for the technology industry in 2015. It doesn’t matter how big or small they are, how simple or convoluted they are, or to which company, gadget, or service they apply.

If it’s a desire you hold dear and it’s related to technology in some way or another, then we invite you to comment below. Or reply to someone else’s suggestion. Or generally just get involved with the conversation generated by this article.

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  1. Bill
    January 18, 2015 at 2:25 am

    Increasing public recognition that technology is not the panacea the marketers suggest it is. That engagement in the real world and recognition of the flaws and mysteries of humanity have some value.

  2. Von Adam Martinez
    January 11, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    >HTML5 video content on all websites so that I will n olonger switch from firefox to chrome just to view that content.
    >Windows 10 will convince the win7 and win8 users to switch.
    >Lesser breach on the websites.
    >End of flash.
    >Google fiber worldwide.
    >Cheaper internet plan here in the Philippines.
    >Cheaper Hard disk.
    >Option to have a removable or non-removable battery on laptops.
    >Higher conformance of browsers to different standards.
    >More efficient battery on Laptops, phones, tablets and the like.
    >USB type C to be awesome.
    >More energy efficient and more secured devices devices.
    >Open-source to be more popular to all
    >People to be aware of the NSA spying.
    In sports :D
    >Dallas Cowboys to win the Superbowl
    >Spurs winning the Finals

  3. Rajaa Chowdhury
    January 10, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Yea I want bendable displays to become mainstream on smartphones and tablets and become commonplace. Also want QHD to become standard in almost all midrange smartphones.

  4. Rajaa Chowdhury
    January 10, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    I want the full fledged Cortana in India this year. It is currently in Alpha testing.

  5. Tiago Fernandez
    January 9, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    i expect windows 10 be truely the best windows so far and linux become supportible to ALL windows programs, that would rekt the os industry!

  6. Xoandre
    January 9, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    My predictions for 2015 TECHNOLOGIES: (i.e. complete off-the-wall guesses)

    1. Windows 10 will be a minor success, with some companies finally switching from Windows XP to Windows 7 because they are forced to, while the general public will not see the value in Windows 10 at first, and gradually about half the Windows 7 users will convert to Win 10. Its biggest success will be the Windows 8 users who have laptops and desktops and are SICK TO DEATH of the interface.

    2. Star Wars, Episode 7 will make 1.6 BILLION globally by the end of its run. Yeah, I just grabbed that random number out of the air. But let's wait and see in March 2016 if it's still running full-bore in first-run cinemas....

    3. Superman Vs. Batman will make less than Man of Steel. IDK - it's a guess.

    4. Tablets will finally go beyond the 64GB limit and prices will tumble as a newer, faster memory technology comes out from either AMD, Intel, or Sharp --- yeah, I said SHARP. IDK why, it's intuition.

    5. The modular phone with interchangeable pieces will be a complete failure. People will be losing pieces of their phones and - when it gets even slightly humid or moist, it will shock teh user.

    6. On Black Friday 2015, Apple will release a new PC that puts all current tech to shame. And, again, they will over-price it so that only the elite and the hardcore Apple fanatics will buy it. But the hype will be outrageous (as it always is) and Windows PC users will sit back and gaze in disgust at the blind devotion...

    7. The 3D era is over - the 3D television will fail, theatres will be placing the very expensive 3D cameras in their attic for a while, as ticket prices fall, due to the novelty wearing off.

    8. Google corp will send out an extensive apology for the failures of Chrome, and - in reaction to Microsoft's new Bing Browser with Win10, they will launch an all-new redesigned Chrome browser that actually loads pages, not that purple "Ooops!" screen with the frowning folder icon. In the mean time, Firefox will retake the lead in the browser wars.

    9. A new wireless technology will come on the market that makes wifi and bluetooth look like a 28.8 baud modem. It will storm through the marketplace and decimate many companies who stick with the older tech.

    10. 4G will finally become a standard in the USA and the next, faster cell-phone tech will be announced for 2016 conversion, but never even implemented in 2015., due to many of the Cellphone satellites being struck down by a massive meteor shower or passing comet.

    Completely out there? but watch and wait - see if at least 2-3 of these don't happen in one way or another.

    • likefunbutnot
      January 9, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      With regard to your point #6: Apple gets CPUs from Intel and does not manufacture memory. GPUs from ATI and nVidia are presently stuck on an oversized fabrication process because all the 14nm production is being used for mobile SoCs. That might change this year, but graphics capabilities aren't exactly going to be a huge game-changer.

      Intel has Skylake coming as its next mainstream desktop refresh and it just released Broadwell for mobile. In both cases, there are GPU and power-saving gains that aren't really all that impressive, but at least Skylake will add DDR4 support for mainstream desktops when it finally shows up. Right now it doesn't look like Apple is making any noises about moving to Broadwell, but even if it does, other OEMs will already have been there by the time product hits the shelves.

      High-end non-Apple desktop PCs already have access to internal PCIe and socket M.2 (effectively PCIe) solid state disks as well as Haswell-E CPUs that exceed the capabilities of the current Mac Pro. Unless you're an enthusiast or have a serious need for a high-end desktop, that stuff isn't even on your radar anyway. No one cares because a $100 SSD and 4-thread mobile CPU is probably doing everything you need a computer to do.

      At any rate, no, I sincerely doubt anything super-exciting is going to happen in the world of personal computers in 2015. The only place that Apple legitimately does push things forward is mobile displays (due in large part to well-written contracts with suppliers rather than some amazing technical innovation), and even there that's tempered by the truly revolting mobile operating system they inflict on users in exchange.

      To point #10: LTE service is largely standard in the USA. There's almost no service west of the Mississippi and east of Vegas, but that's because population density doesn't support it. There are barely even cell towers in those places. Hopefully, we'll see voice over LTE soon, but incremental performance improvements could one day see ~300Mbit service. It's a technology that's still early in its lifespan. Every major carrier now supports it and replacing it at this point is probably cost-prohibitive.

  7. Wesley
    January 9, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Linux today, Linux tomorrow, Linux forever!

  8. pete
    January 8, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    2015: the year Apple and Android fans unite and agree that each has it's own merits......

    ...or....

    Seeing as how the first six months of this year will see me buying a new PC, laptop, mobile phone AND tablet - I am hoping that the promise of super fast broadband (anything over 10GB will do) will reach my house (The current plans from BT reach up to but not confirmed my property) and a huge price drop in what I still consider to be extortionate prices for tech in general.

    But seriously, I'd like to see more intelligent ideas put forward and increase technology rather the same old "Stick blu-tooth/ wi-fi on it and call it *the internet of things* and charge a ton for the privilege" - I'm looking at you toothbrushes, plant pots, belts, pens?!?!?!!?

    Lets have more efficient battery life, less bloat ware, more eco friendly materials and better pay for those that work in poor conditions for our gadgets....

    None of this will happen though. It going to be all bendy and flexible and curved.... because nobody asked for it.

  9. likefunbutnot
    January 8, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    1. Better battery life for devices.
    2. The end of sub-1000 vertical pixel screens on all personal computers.
    3. Apple to apologize for iOS and its lead developers, project managers, senior managers, chief shareholders and entire corporate governance to feed a volcano with their entrails in an act of contrition.
    4. An open, universal file or disk-level encryption package that can replace TrueCrypt.
    5. Google to give up on its new Lollipop theming, which is terrible albeit not quite to the standard of feeding a volcano with one's entrails. Maybe just some fingers or something.
    6. Facebook to stop. Just stop.

  10. Doc
    January 8, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    * I want Android to be security audited and bulletproof
    * I want Windows 10 to let me pick a "Windows 7" theme without having to hack it (I don't care about Aero, but I hate 8.x's flat, ugly appearance).
    * I want ReactOS to be finished (at least "beta," suitable for day-to-day use).
    * I want an actual, usable version of "net neutrality" to be enacted, no more price hikes for Netflix because they have to pay out to Verizon and Comcast, and anyone else with their hands out.
    * I want all broadband providers to provide at least 25mbps, and enforced competition (right now, in the US, Comcast and Time-Warner Cable, who want to merge, do not compete *anywhere* in a sales region!)

  11. A41202813GMAIL
    January 8, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I Want:

    GOOGLE FIBER WORLDWIDE, PLEASE !

  12. KT
    January 8, 2015 at 10:53 am

    All I want is true open market competitiveness for high speed internet providers in my area. I'm tired of one company ruling it and gashing me on cost.

  13. Jim
    January 8, 2015 at 3:51 am

    Fanless Haswell was iffy.
    Fanless Broadwell will work.
    But I'm holding out for Skylake and AMD's equivalents.

  14. tminusten
    January 8, 2015 at 1:37 am

    I want Windows 10 to be awesome and more cool Windows tablets like the Chi T90!

    • Geeker
      January 8, 2015 at 3:33 am

      Yes I would much like Ubuntu to gain more market share I have a desktop with Ubuntu and a broken laptop also a couple Lubuntu laptops please get more market share Ubuntu!

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