Technology Predictions for 2013 - Straight from the Magic 8-Ball
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1. Samsung and Apple finally end their Patent Wars - which goes to prove that imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, and also a great way to grab the number one spot in handset market share.
2. Android is ported to the Microsoft Surface RT Tablet - While Microsoft isn't terribly happy with the hack, owners of the best tablet hardware made will FINALLY be able to get some decent apps.
3. iPhone 6 is launched - In another grand "innovation" Apple will add yet another row of icons. You will of course buy it by the millions and tout it as the single best phone in the known world to every Starbucks patron you happen across. Sadly, the first time you sync it with iTunes you find out that the iPhone 7 is only weeks away from release.
4. Google Glass is released - like we nerds don't look dorky enough in our regular glasses, these will be guaranteed to make sure that we never date again.
5. Facebook makes unwanted changes that push millions to leave the service - fortunately for Facebook while going to the cancellation page users are distracted by a video of a singing cat that their aunt posted and forget to complete the cancellation.
6. Apple releases a TV - unfortunately there aren't any shows available as actors like Ashton Kutcher refuse to give up 30% of his $700,000 per episode salary to cover Apple's TVStore cut.
7. HTML 5 is finally ratified by the W3C - That means only five more years until developers can count on the new tags actually working the same way in each browser! Now that's a standard!
8. "The Cloud" gets even bigger - this happens despite companies like Netflix learning that clouds in large numbers can ruin your whole holiday.
9. Microsoft will bring back the Start Button - People who stayed with Windows 7 will rejoice while everybody who has been using Windows 8 for more than a week won't care in the slightest. In a related note, Office users seeing the success at reversing Microsoft's product decisions start a grass roots campaign to bring back Clippy.