Opposition to biometric ID is pretty widespread, and most of that opposition is based not on prophecy, but on concerns about privacy.
Analysis: Everybody calls Microsoft a software company, but of course Microsoft makes hardware, too.
Analysis: The social networking sites' woes started with its IPO and have continued ever since.
Chirp uses sound to transmit words, pictures and URLs from one phone to another, and it gets its name because its data transmission sounds like a robotic bird.
Analysis: The key attribute of small tablets that will drive them into mainstream use is low cost.
The major car companies -- including Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Ford, GM, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Volvo -- all have advanced self-driving car projects in the works, as does Google, many universities and even the Pentagon.
Analysis: In the digital age, cash registers are obsolete and unnecessary, and Apple is on the money.
Hundreds are working on the coming glass revolution, four companies and one university have announced serious breakthroughs, shattering old ideas about what's possible with glass.
Analysis: Google is being fined for "harvesting" wireless data while it collected images for Street View, and in fact the company did nothing wrong.
Analysis: Everyone seems to think that Amazon will continue to succeed in the tablet market, but that's debatable.
Analysis: Sometimes when companies announce incredible new products or technologies and everybody proclaims that culture-shifting transformations are about to take place, nothing happens.