Next Big Thing (SD)
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Each month CNET's Brian Cooley takes a look at what's happening in tech and then cuts out the noise. What's left are a few key trends that show you how the near future is shaping up, with unusual clarity.
|1||VideoEmbedded 4G in cars: Why it's important||Built-in 4G wireless is coming to cars. CNET's Brian Cooley tells you the benefits, the challenges, and what it will cost you.||7/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||Video4G in cars is coming fast (The Next Big Thing, Episode 7)||The rush is on to make cars be Internet devices. Game consoles expand beyond gaming, and connected home tech is finally coming together with tighter integration.||6/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoWhy 4K streaming could be the future of TV||2014 is shaping up to be the year of 4K content. CNET's Brian Cooley tells you about the early hubs for 4K and why it won't clog your broadband pipe.||6/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoGet ready for the 5G era||Brian Cooley explains the technology behind 5G cellular wireless, when we'll see it, and where it will take us in the future.||6/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoVirtual reality: No longer niche||Virtual-reality headgear like the Oculus Rift, the Avegant Glyph, and Sony's Morpheus are all the buzz. CNET's Brian Cooley explains the potential impact on gaming and vertical industries where VR might ultimately take root.||5/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoVirtual reality becomes reality (The Next Big Thing, Episode 6)||Virtual reality is getting real, and not just for gaming. Forget 4G, the buzz is building around 5G. And the 4K TV discussion now focuses on the content.||5/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoWearables: Moving beyond fitness||CNET's Brian Cooley explains why the fitness bands that measure our stairs, steps, and sleep will soon be joined by devices that measure blood sugar, gait, and muscle tone.||5/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoWhy new DIY security tech could replace your home alarm system||CNET's Brian Cooley explains how new security tech is moving beyond detecting intrusion and fire to more wide-ranging home control.||5/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoSmartphones: Why low cost is high priority||CNET's Brian Cooley explains why the next big thing in smartphones may just be a small price.||4/29/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoAre you ready for a really cheap smartphone? (The Next Big Thing, Episode 5)||The next big thing in smartphones may just be a small price, home security gets interesting for the first time, and wearables go way beyond fitness.||4/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|