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10 key technologies you couldn't live without

The keys to a digital age in an analogue world

Unicode, XML, and digital signal processing... there are many technologies you don't know about that you couldn't get through your day without. Here are the 10 most important technologies you almost certainly use but almost never think about.

Every aspect of our lives is affected or influenced by digital products. Whether it's the internet, making a call on our mobile phones or even just watching a DVD on our cinema-style home-entertainment system. But such everyday items that we take for granted rely on key technologies.

We've rounded up the 10 technologies that are most key to the way our lives work today. We bet you've even used some, if not all of them, today without even giving them a second thought.

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  1. The keys to today's digital age
  2. Unicode
  3. Digital signal processing
  4. Managed code
  5. Transistors
  6. Why you couldn't live without XML
  7. Nonvolatile RAM
  8. Lithium ion batteries
  9. Voice over IP (VoIP) calls
  10. Graphics acceleration
  11. High-speed net access

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