Here are the most-viewed stories as a potential benchmark for what may lie ahead in the next year.
Consumers want smart features that are easy to understand and an efficient addition to their everyday household tasks.
A recent study found 48% of shoppers would be more likely to shop at a retailer that uses AR, though only a few do.
The majority (66%) of businesses plan to deploy 5G by 2020, according to a new study conducted by Gartner.
Augmented reality is being added to live news. The business news network Cheddar has teamed with Magic Leap so live news can be seen essentially in space through the Magic Leap One Creator Edition mixed reality headset.
With two parts to test -- understanding users' queries and actually answering them correctly -- speakers did best on number one.
Amazon's Echo line of smart speakers has been on a tear, though its market lead may be starting to take a slight dip. Although projected to account for the majority (63%) of the smart speaker market in the U.S. next year, down from 67% this year, it will be the first time the Echo drops below two-third of the smart speaker market, based on a new forecast.
Administrators are taking control of the UK-based Blippar, and all employees are being let go, according to an announcement by the company.
The Elf Yourself mobile app from Office Depot allows users to add up to five faces of friends or family members, which then dance around.
Many consumers see virtual reality becoming part of daily life and say they would be interested in using VR to test products before purchasing them.