The new year promises we'll see a tech revolution, from smartphones capable of making payments to printers handling Web and e-mail printing with greater ease to the launch of the Windows 8 operating system. Laptops, cameras, and the components in our devices will also improve (supposedly) by leaps and bounds. Here's a rundown of what to expect in 2012.
Laptops of 2012: What to Expect
Look for phones with quad-core processors, NFC payment capability, and fantastic displays--but alas, probably not true 24-hour battery life.
What Smartphones Will Be Like in 2012
Both smartphone cameras and stand-alone cameras will become much more versatile next year, and it should be fun to watch. Here are the major photography trends to expect in 2012.
Camera and Camera-Phone Trends to Expect in 2012
Processors: What to Expect From CPUs in 2012
From mobile malware to social networking attacks, threats to your security and privacy will only grow in the coming year. The growing number of mobile devices, such as phones and tablets, and the popularity of social networks give bad guys new avenues in which to expand their cybercrime.
2012 in Security: Rising Danger
What to Expect in Printers in 2012
What will tablets look like in the coming year? Tablets are out of their infancy and moving into adolescence--which means that we can expect big changes ahead as tablets' design and components improve.
Tablets in 2012: What to Expect
The 20 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2012
Tech Trends You'll See in 2012
From Apple's iPhone 5 to next-gen thermostats to OLED TVs, here are 20 tech products we're looking forward to seeing in 2012.
20 Most Anticipated Tech Products of 2012
Revolutionary a year ago, dual-core mobile processors are now standard; next, chipmakers say, quad-core processors will support mobile multitasking comparable to the performance of a desktop computer.
Quad-Core Phones: What to Expect in 2012
The Most Anticipated Smartphones of 2012