As this year in consumer electronics comes to a close, we get around to decide which industry stories were the most important. Was the HP split the biggest story of the year, or was it Apple buying Beats? Take a moment to gather your Top 10 before comparing it with ours below!
More wearables, everywhere: It's been a long time coming, but 2014 is the year where the idea of wearables truly hit the mainstream. And we really mean the idea, as the actual devices (fitness trackers aside) are still to become a bona fide hit. But that might change once the Apple Watch reaches store shelves, meaning that's one to check on next year. Then again, isn't that what we said last year?
Dixons and Carphone Warehouse merge: May 2014 saw the creation of a so-called "merger of equals" as Dixons and Carphone Warehouse reached an agreement on "Dixons Carphone," a mega-retailer with 3000 stores (across Currys, PC World and CPW outlets) and combined sales worth nearly £11 billion.