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Ten Years of Tech


With 2020 on the horizon, the last few weeks of 2019 present us with a unique opportunity to look back and reflect on not only the past year, but also the past decade. The span of time between 2010 to 2020 brought some of the most amazing technological advances the world has ever seen, so in the spirit of reflection, we’ve compiled a series of stories that take a look back at the previous decade through a variety of different lenses. What changed? What remained the same? What comes next? You’ll find all that and more in the stories below.

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These 3 transformative technologies will have the biggest impact on 2020

Three fields hold the most promise for the tech world in 2020: The Internet of Things (IoT); artificial intelligence (especially the most visible face of A.I., voice assistants); and 5G connections and devices. Here’s what it all means.
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We spent a decade waiting for tech’s next big thing. Here’s why it never came

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In memoriam: All the best tech that died in the 2010s

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Mistakes were made: Hilarious internet mess-ups from the 2010s

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10 things your smartphone couldn’t do 10 years ago

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The decade in dystopia: Technological trends inching us closer to collapse

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Big Tech and Big Talk: Did tech giants deliver on any of their promises in 2019?

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Why are we so nostalgic for the technology from our past?

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Revisiting the rise of A.I.: How far has artificial intelligence come since 2010?

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Sony’s noise-canceling WH-1000XM3 headphones are my gadget of the decade

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Liars, thieves, and exploding phones: 10 tech scandals from the last 10 years

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10 Incredible technologies that didn’t exist a decade ago

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The 2010s were a difficult decade for photography, but it’s not black and white

A decade of decline for camera sales was met by a cascade of creativity resulting from the rise of the smartphone and social media. It hasn't all been good, but photography remains a core component of human expression.

Ten years in space: Remembering a decade of achievements in the final frontier

As we approach the end of 2019, we can look back and celebrate a remarkable set of achievements in our understanding and exploration of the universe beyond our planet. Here are ten of the finest achievements in space of the last 10 years.
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How 2019 became the year of true wireless earbuds

Fully wireless earbuds have evolved from novelty wearables to must-have devices in record time. From the first AirPods to the latest noise-canceling masterpieces, it's been a long road. But thanks to new models with multiple advancements, 2019 is when it all came together. Here's why it's time to buy.
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This is the most important tech from each year between 2010 and 2020

From 2010 to 2019, we found the most influential and substantial tech from each year in the past decade. Many of the most foundational pieces of technology that we take for granted today started just in the past ten year years, and here's why each of them was just so revolutionary.