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Aug 20, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, August 20, 2012

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The research company Gartner has issued its annual Hype Cycle Report, detailing when different technologies will become part of daily life. Expect paying for stuff with your smartphone to become an everyday thing, and 3D printing too. Jetpacks, though? Don't ask. Plus, a tech reporter who's taking a year off the Internet -- no web, no email, no texting -- and is happier because of it.

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When will all the really, really cool technology actually get here?

Aug 20, 2012
And, a tech reporter gets off the Internet. And becomes way happier.

The research company Gartner has issued its annual Hype Cycle Report, detailing when different technologies will become part of daily life. Expect paying for stuff with your smartphone to become an everyday thing, and 3D printing too. Jetpacks, though? Don’t ask. Plus, a tech reporter who’s taking a year off the Internet — no web, no email, no texting — and is happier because of it.

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