by Roger WWW Garrett and Jessy,posted Jan 8 2014 8:07AM
Today’s Free Advice:
Five Tech Products That'll Be Dead in Five Years
According to "Time" magazine….
1. DVD and Blu-ray players. Online streaming will probably become the only way to see movies at home. Netflix and iTunes are killing the market for plastic discs, the same way Napster and iTunes did for music.
2. Standalone GPS units. Every smartphone can do what a GPS unit does. And now most cars are sold with GPS built-in. The market for standalone GPS units from companies like Garmin and TomTom has declined more than 15% per year since 2008.
3. Point-and-shoot cameras. Smartphone cameras now do just about everything a regular digital camera can do. So camera companies are phasing out all their low-end models, to focus on SLRs and compact system cameras like the Nikon 1.
4. Car keys. Most new cars don't have them anymore. But in the next few years, everything in most cars will be controlled by smartphone apps . . . including the locks.
5. Dial-up Internet. Apparently about 3% of Americans actually still use dial-up. But broadband and satellite Internet are quickly growing to cover the last few places where they still don't reach. In five years, everyone should have something better than dial-up.
And Big News for Carrie Underwood, She has been voted the Most Popular Country Artist for 12- to 24-Year-Olds!!
That’s Right! According to a study by Edison Research, CARRIE UNDERWOOD is the most popular artist among 12- to 24-year-olds who like country music.
82% of that group gave her a favorable rating. Tim McGraw came in second at 80% . . . followed by Blake Shelton at 77% . . . and Luke Bryan with a 75% favorable rating.
The full study, which is called "Understanding Country Radio's Next Generation of Listeners", will be unveiled at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on February 19th, So More to come!