NVIDIA GeForce 900 Series (Maxwell)
NVIDIA had a huge release with its Maxwell GPU architecture and the GeForce 900 series graphics cards, with the super-successful flagship GeForce GTX 980 Ti -- at the time -- kicking ass and taking names. We also had the introduction of the GeForce GTX Titan X, and the hugely successful GeForce GTX 980, GTX 970, and GTX 960 graphics cards.
The Selfie Stick
2014 was a strange year, with the Selfie Stick not something entirely new -- but it really started being the most-hyped and "best invention" of 2014 (at least according to Time Magazine). 2014 was definitely the year of the selfie stick and while I never owned one, I cringed at some of the friends I know that used one.
Amazon Echo & Alexa
Amazon introduced its smart speakers in Echo and virtual assistant Alexa in late 2014, offering up Google Now-like commands through voice commands. This would include to-do lists, alarms, playing back audio and various media, and other real-time information like weather and traffic. Amazon has gone onto become a gigantic player in the space.
Ah, Windows 10 -- if you can believe it launched all the way back in 2014. It's an operating system we're still using here in the last days of 2019, and has been one of the more successful operating systems Microsoft has launched over the years with 100s of millions of users enjoying Windows 10 so far.
Last updated: Dec 30, 2019 at 06:11 am CST