The best technology of 2014

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The best technology of 2014

Google were at the forefront of the industry as it released its “creepy” driverless car, but it might be a while yet before we see them on the streets of London.

The capital has played its part in the surge in popularity of 3D printing, with one café in Shoreditch offering customers the chance to print and have a coffee at the same time.

The darker side of the industry reared itself on a couple of occasions as first, a number celebrities had their mobile phones hacked and in many cases, very private photos leaked onto the internet.

While even more recently, Sony had a number of their high-level employees’ email accounts hacked, with masses of embarrassing and controversial conversations leaked to the public.

Although “selfie” was the word of the year for 2013, the most famous selfie of all time came in 2014 as Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a photo of herself with 12 star actors at the Oscars, breaking all sorts of social media records in the process.

Interstellar may have dominated cinemas in the final quarter of 2014, but great steps were also taken in the real universe as a spacecraft landed on a comet, sending back some potentially ground-breaking information to Earth. 

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