All The Ways Technology Made Our Lives Better In 2014
Despite some scary headlines, technology made major strides forward in 2014. Here's how tech helped us out this year.By Matt Picht | December 30, 2014
With all the gloomy tech news that’s been in the headlines recently, it’s easy to lose track of all the good things that technology brought us in 2014. From futuristic gadgets to life-enhancing devices, 2014 made quite a few improvements to our increasingly digital lives.
Let’s start with devices — 2014 gave us plenty of toys to play with. Our phone screens got bigger and better than ever this year, thanks to Apple’s iPhone 6, Google’s Nexus 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4.
And yes, those bigger screens make the phone somewhat bulkier. But they’ve had a positive effect on our media habits — data from article-saving service Pocket shows users are likely to open 33 percent more articles and videos on an iPhone 6 than a smaller-screen model, and 66 percent more likely to view articles and video on a 6 Plus.