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Tech in 2015: We’ll be connected 24/7

Adriene Hill and Ben Johnson Dec 24, 2014
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This year, we saw some sci-fi-worthy advances in technology that included drones, virtual reality and space exploration. But in 2015, what technology can we expect that will actually change our everyday lives?

Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson says, get ready for more Internet.

“We’re going to be connected, and more effectively connected, not just by our cell connection but by Wi-Fi, all the time,” Johnson says.

That ubiquitous Wi-Fi connection might have some drawbacks depending on how you feel about advertisements. “We’re going to get advertisements delivered to our phones that relate to the places around us,” he says.

If you’re not ready to have ads following you around the mall, you have options. “There is a creepy aspect to this … and we do have some control where you can actually turn off notifications or location reporting on your phone,” Johnson says.

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