Technology is a driving force. If you stop and think about technology in your own life, you will see just how much you rely upon it. Your obsession with it seems minimal, however, when we look at the world’s addiction and dependence upon it.

At the core of any healthy economy is manufacturing. However, competing in an increasingly globalized market as a manufacturer can be quite difficult indeed.

If you want to get more loyal visitors, subscribers or customers, the first thing you have to do is successfully engage people on your site. This is referred to as UX or user experience. When visitors arrive at your website, they may a split second decision, usually subconsciously, about whether they’re going to stay there for a while or click away.

When’s the last time you saw pyrotechnics shooting from the main stage at tech conference? I bet never. Or body painting next to a Zuckerberg giving a keynote.

The business world is craving their own version of Tinder, an easy way to find ideal corporate-mates and make long-lasting relationships. Wouldn’t life be so much easier if you could just swipe right and get a new business partner?

It doesn’t seem too long ago that the closest you could get to wearable tech was a Casio calculator watch. Since the advent of devices like the Fitbit and the Apple Watch, though, most of us have started sporting upgraded wrist wear that does more than tell time–these wearables count our steps, monitor your sleep patterns, and keep us connected to the digital world 24/7.

What if you could spend that extra hour in the car reading up on news, catching a movie or getting your work day started early?

Driving while distracted is dangerous and has been an issue since the Secretary of Transportation made it his mission to put a stop to this very dangerous behavior. There are currently 39 states, plus the District of Columbia that have a ban on texting while driving. An additional 10 states plus Washington DC ban handheld cell use while driving. Distracted driving has been attributed with causing over 3,000 deaths in 2010 alone.

The days of giving people practical, useful gifts they might really need are over. Most of us over here in the western world of commerce buy everything we need and want for ourselves, so gift-givers need to start getting creative with their presents.

et with the introduction of such innovative technology, what’s being considered in terms of cybersecurity safety? As infotainment and connected services/internet features are more intricately wired into automotive systems, what’s to prevent malicious hackers from taking control of the steering wheel and simply driving it off the road?