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7 Hot Technology Trends in 2014

By Eric Bleeker and Evan Niu, CFA – Jan 17, 2014 at 11:23AM

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From "The Internet of Things" to wearable computing, we're taking a look at the technology trends that are shaping 2014.

It's a good time to be a technology investor. Over the past 12 months, tech stocks in the S&P 500 are up a scorching 25%. The coming year will feature no shortage of story lines with not only the emergence of technology trends such as "The Internet of Things," but also continuing advances in the mobile world, social networks, and media. 

We've laid out a full look at technology in 2014 in the comprehensive infographic below. We've identified key technology trends for the coming year, and how they'll affect the world around us and investors. Not only that, but you'll get an update on trends from 2013 such as the continuing dominance of Apple (AAPL 2.44%) across the technology world and declining PC sales. 

The best part is that sections in the infographic are clickable and lead to more in-depth discussion. Find social particularly intriguing? Click on that section to get a longer discussion on trends this year. Want to learn more about media changes in the year ahead? Simply click on the link to learn more. 

Also, make sure to check out our exclusive investor hub with David Gardner, the Fool's co-founder and best technology investor. In it, he provides not only discussion on some of his favorite trends for this year, but offers exclusive stock picks for 2014 and beyond. The site is only open for a limited time, so click here to access it before it's gone. 

Eric Bleeker, CFA has no position in any stocks mentioned. Evan Niu, CFA, owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool recommends Apple. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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