Depending on how you feel about peripherals such as the iPad, 2010 was either a landmark year or a huge cause for concern. Though the iPad was far from being the first tablet computer on the market, it was the first to be marketed primarily as a platform for media such as books, movies, games, and music. While it was largely successful in those regards, it also came at the expense of technical computing power, ergonomics, as well as an open architecture. Still, the triumphs of the iPad have led way to the development of other similar devices, which are sure to be a trend in 2011.
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Though we're not quite yet into December, it's probably about time to start thinking about what gifts you're going to pick up for your friends and family. If you're anything like most other people, coming up with presents for everyone in your life is probably an unnecessarily difficult task. At least, it is for me somewhere near 90% of the time.
But, if you've got a tech nerd in your life, then you're in luck. For the next couple of weeks, I'll be putting together lists of the hottest products in gaming and tech for every budget. This week, you'll find some of the best things you can buy for £50 and under. It might be a bit hard finding products that fall within this range because, let's face it, gadgets are an expensive hobby. Still, if you know where to look, you'll find plenty of products that any tech geek would be glad to have.
at 8:03AM, 2 years ago |
Technology and Gaming
HTC and the Apple iPad were the big winners at this year's T3 Gadget Awards, taking home the prizes for Brand of the Year and Gadget of the Year respectively. While both were well deserving of their prizes (HTC has been invaluable for Google during its push to usher Android OS into the marketplace and the iPad has helped bring tech to the mainstream), I'm still having a hard time figuring out why there needed to be an award show to help us determine these things. Granted, I'm not even a fan of awards for movies and television shows but at least recognising those things is somewhat understandable. Often times, the best shows and best performances will go unacknowledged by viewers or box office receipts. So, crediting them, if only with an award, is vaguely reasonable.
According to a study conducted by CoolBrands, the iPhone's 'cool' quotient isn't as high as it was a year ago. While some people who've been burned by the iPhone's various antenna issues and Apple's general draconian ways may be excited to hear about the product's slip I, for one, think this is terrible news. Just last week I'd purchased my brand new iPhone in an attempt to score some cool points with some of my coworkers. All this time, they'd been standing around the water cooler, talking about what fun new apps they'd just purchased or how they'd just talked to someone a moment ago using FaceTime, all the while I'd be sitting off to the side lamenting my decision to take the free phone my carrier gave me with a new contract all those years ago. And now that I finally thought I was in, for once in my life, it turns out that I'm just on my way out.