The world of technology moves at a pace even those in the industry struggle to keep up with as startups out-innovate the big boys to bring new and exciting software, hardware and applications to market.
The top 10 future technology accounts to follow on Twitter offers the best chance to stay up to speed with the 'next big thing' from those already leading the charge, or working quietly in the background.
Dennis Crowley, founder and chief executive of Foursquare @dens
Leading the charge in the new era of location-based services, Dennis Crowley keeps his feeds ticking over with news on app updates, engaging with fans of the site, thoughts on innovations in technology, what he's eating and, of course, all his check-ins on Foursquare.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder and executive chairman of Twitter and chief executive of Square @Jack
No list about Twitter would be complete without Jack Dorsey, co-founder of the site who now occupies an executive chairman role and is clearly one of the keenest users. He's also chief executive of a new startup, Square, which enables payments from credit cards through mobile phones.
Nico Perez, founder of Mixcloud and tech enthusiast @nicoperez
As founder of Mixcloud, an online radio, music and podcast cloud service, Nico Perez is a great person to follow as he's heavily involved in the startup community. His tweets regularly cover goings on at Silicon Roundabout or upcoming ventures, as well as more jovial, funny updates.
Layar, news, links and information on augmented reality @layar
Augmented reality - reality+ you could call it - is definitely one of the 'next big things' and Layar is at the leading edge of this revolution.
The company's account on Twitter is full of news, updates and real-life examples of reality+ in action to ensure you stay savvy on this emerging and exciting technology.
QR Code, updates on how the barcode technology is being used @QRCodes
QR Codes are still in their infancy but have major potential for the transfer of information to mobile devices. However, while the technology is cool, the real-life uses are hard to spot.
This feed is great for links to stories demonstrating the use of QR Codes in the real world, giving inspiration to executives and bedroom developers alike looking to embrace the future of advertising and information services, or develop a killer app.
TechHub, the heart of London's Silicon Roundabout, @TechHub
All the goings on from the Silicon Roundabout area of London on the startups working to make the UK one of the technology capitals of the world.
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