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post #11 of 93
1. No. I like my 1080p Blu-Ray movies thank you very much.
2. Probably.
3. Probably.
4. Hell no. Most businesses run solely on laptops.
5. Unlikely. Most business again don't run wireless networks because of security issues.
6. Probably.
post #12 of 93
I cant see DVD/Blu Ray being replaced for a while yet, especially in the UK. Not a huge amount of people have a good enough connection for it and a lot have 'fair usage' policies so if they did try to watch anything it would work for 5 mins then the speeds would drop and you wouldn't be able to stream anything again. This problem will only get worse if there is another increase in resolution of TV's, higher bitrate video = not many people will be able to even download it quick enough.

Alarm clocks, if you're using one on a phone its still an alarm clock so I cant understand how that's going to go away.

Cameras, most people just use their phones or if they want to take some good pictures they will grab a cheap(ish) DSLR.

I do like the idea of tablet's replacing laptops to some extent, they are nice to use unless you need to do proper work on them. I'm sure laptops will still be around though.

Wireless is taking over, its a good thing in a way, although I'd rather a wired keyboard and mouse for my rig. I prefer wired networking too, and a lot of companies use it.

HDD's going away - maybe replaced by SSD's but I cant see the cloud computing idea working for a long time yet, no one has a good enough connection and wont have for a long time in the UK at least. It has similar issues to streaming TV and movies.
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post #13 of 93
Cloud computing. Man, major businesses have enough troubles with it already due to latencies and connection hick-ups. Let alone, although it does have its potential and use, it does not give enough quality to make it satisfactory enough. E-mail, simple computing, but anything big, not at all.
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Even though laptops are smaller than ever, smartphones and tablets like Apple’s iPad are nearly as powerful and functional as a traditional laptop computer. These other devices are infinitely more slick to carry and use—especially with the use of peripherals like Bluetooth keyboards—and they’re starting to make laptop computers look like technological dinosaurs.
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hahhahahhahahahahhahahahhahahahhahahaha... wow I'm still laughing.... ahahhahahahaha
Sadly, most of the world is this clueless...
    
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Why this article should not be taken seriously!
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Leave it to Yahoo News...

I'm not buying into this whole cloud computing thing. I like to have my data on my computer.
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the article is ridiculous
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Cloud computer and anything wired....neither of those will happen for a very long time.
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Leave it to Yahoo News...

I'm not buying into this whole cloud computing thing. I like to have my data on my computer.
PRECISELY SIR

/article fail, why not include active 3D, IDE Hard Drives, MP3 players and just for kicks, LCD displays...to be replaced by OLED curvable displays....that article would be just as ridiculous imo
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