Expect more and more of these smaller notebooks this 2009. Consumers apparently place more value to a Netbook’s size and dimensions – which speak of its practical ability to be carried around anywhere – than they would its storage space, computing power and functionality. Typically under 3 pounds and with displays of only up to 10 inches, this device has a built-in Ehternet, Wi-fi, USB ports and memory card slots. It is also perfect for surfing the World Wide Web and checking your emails.
At the recently concluded International Consumer Electronics Show, TV manufacturers slugged it out as to who will be able to give the market the thinnest LCDs. Sharp, Samsung, Toshiba, and a host of other manufacturers came out with their versions of thin, but Sony brings home the crown with its OLED TVs. But it just does not stop at the CES 09. I can see that all through out the year, these same manufacturers will try to stomp each other into the ground with a thinner HDTV.
Getting more following in 2008, microblogging will continue to flourish in 2009. Microblogging involves updating one’s blog with short text updates, which Twitter and Facebook both uses. Microblogging also paved the way for using mobile phones to make “microposts.”
Full-Disk Encryption, or FDE, uses an ASIC chip to encrypt all data being written on a hard disk, as well as decrypts data being read. The technology, pioneered by Seagate, has been given a boost by the National Security Agency when it used the technology for its issued laptops, effectively giving its nod of approval to Seagate. Now that more and more companies are joining the fray, 2009 should see more products and services that offer FDE.
The environmentalist in all techies were poked at in 2008, but if the CES 09 was any indication, it would be that going green would not stop in 2009. Green technology had its own section at the show, and included everything from mobile phones, to cars, to trucks, to batteries, to home fixtures… and I do mean everything.