Most anticipated tech products of 2013
We’re not sure some of them are even on the drawing board, but they’d be great to see
By Tim Greene | Network World US | Published: 16:33, 20 December 12
As the old year winds down a sense of hope arises that the hints and inklings of new products and services that have been leaking out over the past months may actually materialise in the New Year. Some of them are products that vendors have solidly promised and assigned release dates to, some are part of vaguely marked road maps and some are simply pipedreams fuelled by persistent rumours. Others are services or intriguing situations that could arise. Regardless, here are some of the ones that have caught our eye and that we hope turn out to be as eye catching in reality.
NSA Bluffdale, Utah data centre
In September the National Security Agency is scheduled to open its $1.2 billion data centre that will also serve the Department of Homeland Security. The site will store all the data the NSA gathers and will have a supercomputer designed to decrypt data that has been gathered but whose encryption cannot yet be cracked. The 65M Watt technical data center occupies 100,000 square feet and has its own power, water and sewage systems.