Tech to expect in 2015
Tech to expect in 2015
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Tech to expect in 2015

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For 2015, the countdown is on for the release of the much anticipated Apple Watch. It is the next chapter in Apple's story. And here it is. [MUSIC] The Apple watch will go up against competitors, like the Pebble Steel, the Samsung Year and the new Fit Bit Surge. The watch is going to have to be one part fashion accessory, one part indisposable piece of information equipment. But wearable tech won't just be for your wrists, the cordless dash ear phones will play music, as well as track steps and heart rate. I think you will start to see devices that do other things too, that test your. Your blood flow, that tests for UV, these could be sensors placed in your clothing in other places on your body besides just your wrists. And it's your body's biometrics that could replace passwords. The Nymi Armband uses your heartbeat to unlock devices and make payments. While the zwipe credit card has a built in fingerprint censor. Your home will also get smarter with more connected appliances. This is gonna be the year when you start to hear about other connected devices. From garage doors, to fans, to watering systems. For cars, virtual rear view mirrors will come into focus. Nissan and Cadillac are looking to replace the mirrors with the display for rearview cameras. Virtual reality glasses like Ocullus Rift could grab more eyeballs next year as more specialized content is created.>>Could be gaming, it could be sports, it could be travel, it could be something for your work you know training in a work setting that happens through a virtual reality experience. For the latest gadget news and reviews, visit cnet.com. In San Francisco I'm Kara Tsuboi, cnet.com for CBS News.

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