January 4, 2013

Weekly Roundup: Geekiness, the quantified self and 100 Things to Watch in 2013

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-CES 2013 will be all about the gadget startup, reports TechCrunch. Fast Company outlines four tech trends to watch at CES, and an Ad Age column spotlights five trends marketers should watch for at CES.

-A BBC graphic spotlights the odds of what will happen when in tomorrow’s world.

-Skift outlines “13 Global Trends That Will Define Travel in 2013.”

-The New York Times predicts 10 U.S. food trends for 2013.

-The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg looks at four personal technology items that could be big in 2013.

-The New York Times ponders what the American economy’s “new normal” will look like in 2013.

-A Harvard Business Review blog post looks at four innovation trends to watch in 2013, including badges and “recofriendations.”

-The Wall Street Journal outlines six medical innovations set to “transform the way we fight disease.”

-The future according to Google’s Larry Page, via Fortune.

-Gartner analyst Thilo Koslowski muses about the future of connected cars in Wired.

-The BBC examines the “quantified self” trend.

-Business professor Arun Sundararajan looks at the rise of the sharing economy in the Harvard Business Review blog network.

-The FT examines research that’s seeking to determine whether gadgets are changing our brains and affecting empathy and human interaction.

-“An epidemic of science geekiness seems to have broken out,” says The New York Times, noting a boom in science-related social media postings in 2012.

-Writing in The Atlantic, Dan Slater argues that online dating is threatening monogamy.

-Retailers and manufacturers are retooling for a world in which men do more shopping, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

-The Economist reports that simultaneous translation by computer is becoming a reality, and that technology is changing language education.

-A few companies are encouraging employees to take time off from their electronic devices, reports The New York Times.

-The Wall Street Journal asks if the e-reader revolution has come to an end.

-The New York Times looks at how Russia’s expanding middle class is driving a boom in malls.

-The Atlantic reports on the growing narcotics problem in China.

-The New York Times looks at how Chinese immigrants have managed to thrive in Spain even as many Spaniards face economic hardships.

-The Wall Street Journal examines how online prices can vary based on information that sellers have about different consumers.

-The Wall Street Journal looks at the growing market for tools that help organize cluttered cars.

-The Guardian spotlights the rise of “seasonless style,” a trend driven by a globalized fashion market.

-Has the bikini lost its mojo? The New York Post says the one-piece bathing suit is coming back.

-Adult Playgrounds, Chia Seeds and Instant-Erase Apps—just a few items from our annual list of 100 Things to Watch for the year ahead. See more here.

1 Response to "Weekly Roundup: Geekiness, the quantified self and 100 Things to Watch in 2013"

1 | Kenji Wellman

January 5th, 2013 at 2:24 am

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Thanks for the links. We’re all becoming geekier, and the future looks bright.

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