Gadgets Take Spotlight in 2013

Gadgets Take Spotlight in 2013

The year’s most significant tech developments:

>> Smartphones. HTC’s One, Sony’s Experia Z and the forthcoming Honami will battle Apple’s iPhone for dominance. Google will introduce the Moto X. According to techsters, the recently released iPhone 5c could make or break the fortunes of the world’s most valuable brand.

>> Software. iOS 7, Windows 8.1 and Android 5.0 (Key Lime Pie) are either new or on the radar.

>> Tablets. Rumors of an iPad 5 with a much thinner bezel is fueling anticipation. Google’s Nexus 7 and Microsoft Surface Pro are also entrants.

>> Computers. Ever-thinner ‘ultrabooks’ exemplified by Samsung’s Ativ 9 are in the spotlight. And Apple will make a new cylindrical Power Mac available by the end of 2013.

>> Gadgets. Small and inexpensive gadgets like Chromecast and Leap Motion both have the potential to take consumer experience to the next level. Google Glass, however, was the
most controversial because of the novel ways in which wearable computing devices can transform daily life.

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