Gartner: 3DTV, 4G, cloud, activity streams at peak of hype cycle

Gartner is out with its 2010 hype cycle and 3DTV, 4G, activity streams and cloud computing are at the peak of inflated expectations.

Gartner is out with its 2010 hype cycle and 3DTV, 4G, activity streams and cloud computing are at the peak of inflated expectations.

It's doubtful any of those items will be all that surprising.

More interesting are the technologies headed toward the "trough of disillusionment," an area where virtual worlds resides. E-book readers, telepresence and microblogging are also on the slippery slope to disillusionment, according to a statement.

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