Analysis: Go into any Apple store, or check out the Apple section at Best Buy, and you will always see very small children mesmerized by the device.
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: Thanks to social networks, bullying is no longer confined to the schoolyard; victims are potentially subject to harassment anytime, anywhere, and from any handheld device.
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.
One vision of the future puts your phone's sensor data in the hands of megacorporations. But what if you were in control of it?
You are unlikely to ever buy or use flying cars, augmented reality glasses and virtual reality computers.
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.
Analysis: The real attraction of this and other so-called phablet devices is the screen size.
Analysis: Steve Jobs isn't the only one who can change the world. Here's a simple starter list of resolutions that could make a difference in 2012.
'Tis the season for "ambient hangouts" -- a way for far-flung friends and family to gather and participate, thanks to Google+ hangouts.
Articles by Mike Elgan