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10 tech breakthroughs about to change your life

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The new age of convenience

Disruptive technology is one of those buzzwords that's easy to throw around, but it can sometimes be a little harder to see in our day-to-day lives. Technology advances and morphs so quickly that it's hard to tell what's on the verge of making a real difference and what's just a flash in the pan.

History, ultimately, is the real arbiter of what is disruptive and what isn't. But there are some breakthroughs that are obviously destined to make an impact — just like Google, Facebook and cell phones did in the past. Here are a few current and up-and-coming technologies that could ultimately change how you live your day-to-day life.

—By Chris Morris, special to CNBC.com
Posted 17 October 2015

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