Technology That May Lose Its Luster in 2013

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Rugged Laptops

Laptops are losing momentum in comparison to tablets like the iPad and the Kindle Fire. But in the rugged market, where field workers need extra mobility when they climb up a telephone pole or work out of their truck, a notebook is even less useful. That’s why you'll see the decline of rugged laptops like the Panasonic Toughbook and the rise of rugged tablets. A tablet has fewer mechanical parts (such as hinges to hold the screen) and they have fewer fans and ports to clog up on a rainy day.