December 20, 2012

The Eight Best Technologies of 2012

Farhad Manjoo, Slate

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2012 wasn’t a breakthrough year for tech. We didn’t get an innovative new category-bursting device—the Apple TV remains a pipe dream and Microsoft’s Surface was, for me, a dud. Many startups, meanwhile, seemed like they were offering new takes on ideas the tech world has been playing with for a while. (How many ride-sharing services does the world need?)

But this was a year for improvement: Everything good got much, much better. That’s the theme you’ll notice below, in my list of the best technologies of 2012. Four of the...

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TAGGED: apps, gadgets, iPhone 5, iPad Mini


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