How Microsoft, Apple and Google will connect all your screens.
Suddenly, the thrilling future of consumer electronics is becoming clear. We’re entering a world in which any content -- movies, TV, music, books, games and more -- will be available on any device at any time.
This is a huge transformation, and it’s coming very soon.
It used to be that different devices were used for entirely different things. Go back ten years. We used TVs for -- wait for it! -- watching TV. Desktop computers were used mostly for "real work," office applications, web surfing, gaming and other uses. Laptops were either desktop replacements for some, or traveling devices for others. Phones were used for making calls, texting and other mobile-specific uses.
By this time next year, nearly all these devices will do nearly all these functions.
We'll use the TV for texting and video phone calls. We'll watch “cable” TV on tablets. We’ll do work on office suites with phones. We’ll check our shopping lists on the TV. We’ll DVR-record shows with our phones. Our tablets will do everything.
This anything, anywhere, anytime future is closer than you think. In fact, it could start Monday: http://www.datamation.com/feature/the-future-of-content-anything-anywhere-anytime-1.html
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