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At last year's Consumer Electronics Show, we looked at six gadget and tech trends we thought would be everywhere in 2012. How right were we? Take a tour through our picks and see how well we can predict the future. Spoiler: we weren't 100 percent right!
CES is back, gadget fans! The tech news machine is already in full force, so we're down in the desert getting an early look at all the gadget and tech goodies you can handle. Can't be here but want to follow along on our electronic adventures? There's more than one way to get the inside scoop from our point of view.
- The GeekSugar home page! — Naturally, your first stop in all the latest news will be our home page. We'll be live blogging press conferences and bringing you the first look at what to expect at the expo before the show floor opens to the masses.
- Twitter — We'll be tweeting up a storm before, during, and after each press conference, and keeping you up to date on breaking news and discoveries.
- Facebook — For live updates, exclusive videos, and more, be sure to like our Facebook page.
- Instagram — Want a behind-the-scenes look at CES, hot parties, booths, and more? Then follow us on Instagram at @GeekSugar!
- Pinterest — For the coolest and most eye-catching gadgets, be sure to subscribe to our CES board!
- Tumblr — Follow us on Tumblr for pictures of the most-striking and buzzed-about gadgets on the show floor.
January not only signals the start of a new year but also the start of award season! The 2013 Golden Globes are just around the corner, but before the trophies are passed out on Jan. 13, we're giving you a chance to predict the winners. The television- and film-savvy participant who makes the most correct guesses could win $1,500 and an iPad mini!
It's easy to enter:
Step 1: Create or log in to your POPSUGAR account. To become a member, register now for free. (You need to be logged in before you fill out the ballot).
Step 2: Click here to fill out your predictions and submit your ballot. Keep your fingers crossed on Jan. 13 because if you predict the highest number of Golden Globe winners, you could be the lucky winner of $1,500 and an iPad mini!
Pretty easy, huh? Let's see if you've got what it takes to make the most accurate Golden Globes predictions!
To see the official rules, click here.
Our favorite geeks on Twitter made New Year's resolutions, created edible space-faring robots, and threw in laser cats (for good measure) this week. Actress Olivia Munn, Nerdist's Chloe Dykstra, and more are featured in our top 10 tweets of the week from geeks we love.
We're getting the ball rolling on our "resolutionary" new year — and no, we're not talking about super-high-resolution Retina Display gadgets. All month long, we'll be challenging ourselves to better protect and use our tech. First up: ergonomic accessories that promote more natural typing, scrolling, and viewing, and less neck, wrist, and eye strain. Take a look at these essential accessories for tech ergonomics and let us know what you resolve to do with your gadgets in 2013.
Welcome to 2013, geeks! Our conversations are filled with resolutions and goals, so this week we looked at apps and websites that'll help you stay on target. Catch up with the tech side of New Year's, as well as the celebration of one iconic geek, in this week's Geek 5.
Now that we made it through the holiday week, we can look forward to yet another reason to celebrate — the countdown to 2013!
But before we start making our resolutions and setting goals, we asked you to take a look back at the year in review and tell us your favorite gadgets, apps, and TV shows. Check out the results of our readers' choice polls here.
Mixed media artist Brock Davis's latest project, 2012 iPhone Photos, captured with no more than a mobile phone, transports audiences to a world of everyday oddities within fantastical environments. The recent Instagram privacy snafu had users up in arms about the photo-sharing network, but we can't deny that Instagram is an incredible platform that elevates creative photography to new heights.
In a 2009 interview, Brock said that his work is driven by "a strong idea and simple execution," an artistic outlook that certainly lends itself to Instagram's straightforward square-shaped medium. 2012 iPhone Photos proves that great photography isn't about fancy equipment — it's about a little imagination.
The Minneapolis-based artist is inspirational and geek-approved (his dog's name is Zelda). We've picked 12 of our favorite Instagram snaps from the project that exceed what we've previously seen in this genre of quick mobile photography, but if you're itching for more, head over to Brock's portfolio or Behance profile.
I test-drove Samsung's Galaxy Note II, a "phablet" (aka phone-tablet hybrid) that brings back a certain tech accessory, the stylus.
We'll see what the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has in store for the phone industry next week, but until then, the Galaxy Note II is the leading (and so far, only) phablet in the market, having shipped 10 million units worldwide. The phone ($300 with a two-year contract on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon; also available for varied prices on T-Mobile and US Cellular) has 4G LTE-capability, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, and up to 64GB user memory, which puts it on par with most smartphones — but it's the Galaxy Note II's larger-than-life 5.5-inch display that differentiates it from competitors.
At first glance, the phone looks huge. Samsung released a promo video of the device being used by LeBron James, whose giant pro-basketball-player hands don't exactly put things into perspective. But despite its large proportions, the phone was surprisingly easy to handle and slim enough to slip into most pockets and purses. Take a look at why we'd get the Samsung Galaxy Note II for ourselves and some thoughts on where the phablet needs improvement.