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Drake Lundell

Associate Editor
The Kiplinger Letter

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FORECASTS
December 2011

FORECASTS
August 2011

IT: A Bright Spot in the Economy

Consumers and businesses may be tightfisted on most spending, but not when it comes to information technology.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2011

5 Ways Technology Will Change the Way You Travel - Slide Show

Like your ride now? Wait until you see the future. Dramatic changes are on the way in automobile travel. Innovations in engine technology and lighter materials will drastically cut down on refueling needs. ...

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Practical Economics
April 2011

A Tech Bubble? What Tech Bubble?

Today’s social networking is far different from the dot-com craze that blew up in 2000.

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FORECASTS
January 2011

Like Internet TV? So Do Your Neighbors

Bringing movies, sports events and more in high-definition could slow connections to a crawl.

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FORECASTS
December 2010

Facebook Caves to Angry Businesses

Firms will get to access community pages to monitor and correct misconceptions.

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FORECASTS
December 2010

Body Scanners Taking to the Streets

Mobile scanning technology similar to airport scanners is on tap to check vehicles -- and possibly people, too -- for explosives and other contraband.

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FORECASTS
December 2010

Ethernet to Get Faster, Cheaper

It's not just wireless networks that are getting faster -- the wires behind them are, too.

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Technology
November 2010

Cities Back Off Free Wi-Fi Plans

Cellular 3G and 4G networks and wireless spectrum are expanding. Free municipal Wi-Fi -- not so much.

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FORECASTS
November 2010

Meeting Information Technology Needs in the "Cloud"

More firms are unleashing their employees from desks, workstations and even heavy laptops.

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Washington Matters
November 2010

Internet Becoming Tool of Choice for Negative Politics

Social networking sites are giving opposition researchers a whole new field to play in.

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FORECASTS
October 2010

Wi-Fi Hot Spots Growing Much Larger

More available frequencies and connections spell fewer dead zones and many new uses.

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FORECASTS
September 2010

Magazines as Apps

The idea may prove to be a bonanza for publishers.

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FORECASTS
September 2010

Virtual Reality Systems Boost Workplace Efficiency

When words may not be understood, how about a picture? Visualization tools can help overcome language and other communication barriers.

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FORECASTS
August 2010

E-books: Coming On Like Gangbusters

Many bibliophiles love them. Will they become a lucrative new medium for advertisers?

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FORECASTS
August 2010

Lots of Competition for iPad Coming

More than 30 new tablet computers will flood what’s shaping up to be a red-hot market.

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FORECASTS
August 2010

Congress to Crack Down on Facebook

Privacy concerns will spawn rules for businesses -- big and small -- that collect data on online clients.

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