From Siri and SSD to augmented reality and Ice Cream Sandwich, here are 10 technology game-changers
Microsoft's upcoming operating system delivers the most dramatic interface change since the arrival of Windows 95. Windows 8's touch-friendly tiles -- a concept that borrows from Windows Phone 7's Metro interface -- may cause considerable consternation in the business world, as companies debate the merits of upgrading to an operating system that messes with the status quo, and not necessarily in a good way. It's an open question whether the majority of businesses will bother with Windows 8 at all, particularly since many only recently upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7. Businesses have bypassed Microsoft operating systems before, as demonstrated by their tepid (and often hostile) response to Windows Vista.