7 emerging technologies from the last 12 months

Exciting new tech that's come to the fore over the last year

Time flies when you're having fun – or compulsively updating Twitter. Here's a bunch of technologies that have truly emerged in just the last year. Before then, they were just the figment of some venture capitalist's imagination or used exclusively by teenage bloggers who rarely go outside.




John Brandon (Twitter, Google+) has covered gadgets and cars for the past 12 years having published over 12,000 articles and tested nearly 8,000 products. He's nothing if not prolific. Before starting his writing career, he led an Information Design practice at a large consumer electronics retailer in the US. His hobbies include deep sea exploration, complaining about the weather, and engineering a vast multiverse conspiracy.