And so concludes another great year at Tech Digest!
What a crazy year its been for me and the team! We’ve travelled the globe, played around with exciting new gear, interviewed some wonderful folk and seen some truly inspiring tech-fuelled stories explode around the world. Your support has lead to one of the greatest years in Tech Digest history, with the site growing incredibly over the last 12 months!
We put ourselves on the front line of every major tech show this year, covering it for your reading (and viewing, YouTube subscribers!) pleasure. From a January mad week in Las Vegas covering CES 2011 to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, CeBIT 2011 in Hanover and IFA 2011 in Berlin this September, we’ve braved many a sleepless night to bring you bang-up-to-date news on all the tech world had to offer.
That’s not to say we didn’t have loads of fun too! From visits to game studios like Kinect-kings Rare and Lego game masters TT Games, whole days spent on rollercoasters playing with the Samsung Galaxy S II, wine tasting and peeing into urinal video games, we’ve taken away lots of great memories too.
We also got to meet some true pioneers this year as well. Both naturalist Sir David Attenborough and electro-music wizard Jean Michel Jarre all took time out to speak with Tech Digest, fulfilling many a TD fanboy’s dreams in the process.
However, it was a year tinged with sadness too. For every great tale of social media inspiring the Arab Spring, we had news of BlackBerry Messenger being used to incite rioting in the UK.
It was a mixed year for tech heavyweights like Apple too. Though both the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S were great products, excellently received by the public and critics alike, the company faced their greatest loss with the death of the visionary Steve Jobs.
But less about such sad times; Christmas is here! So what to expect from Tech Digest over the next 12 months? Well, as per usual we’ll be bringing you the best in news and reviews from the world of tech, covering all the major shows (kicking off with CES 2012 in January of the new year!) as well as continuing to build our ever-growing community of readers, getting you, our faithful readers, more involved through Twitter, Facebook, and a whole host of new features ready to be unleashed! We may even make a new iPad magazine too, following up on the great success of our trial run of Technode back in the summer!
And with that, I’m off to hibernate until the new year! It’s been a pleasure writing for you guys this year, and I’m already looking forward to the promise of the next year. You can follow my personal updates on Twitter at twitter.com/geegeemidnight if you like (it’ll probably just be rubbish about bad Christmas movies and even worse indie guitar bands though – you’ve been warned!).
All that’s left for me to say is, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TECH DIGEST, HERE’S THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
Tech Digest Editor