Ta-daa! I'm aware that's quite a juvenile way to re-introduce myself to all you InHub fans after so long, but, as a friend once told me, explaining why I haven't been blogging over the last few months would constitute excuses, and nobody likes those. So here I am, back again, from my hiatus (as implied by the title).
Having realized I'm still not entirely sure what content I should blog about, I'll do a quick look back at what happened in tech in 2013, followed by some expectations for this year. Then there'll be a brief rambling on about some movies I've watched, followed by other odds and ends liable to end up in the blogosphere. Not all in one post though, just to ease your fears regarding cross-categorization (or I could just "tag ALL THE TOPICS").
Tech in 2013...Smorgasbord anybody?
Right. Understand now? Anyway, last year saw companies big and small release mobile, not so mobile and arm-attaching (here's looking at you, smartwatch) gadgets for fan-boys, early adopters and grandparents alike.smorgasbordˈsmɔːgəsbɔːd/noun
|Intel stickers are portrait again!|
|What does the fox say?|
The big Redmond crew dished out a tasty helping of tablet too this year, with the Surface Pro 2, a wholehearted improvement on Microsoft's lacklustre overpriced first in-house Surface tablet brand. The new Pro runs a proper Intel Core CPU, has
|That keyboard should be part of the deal you know.|
|It's so...beautiful (sheds tear)|
Not to be outdone, Samsung released its own flagship, the Galaxy S4 with an advertising campaign so immense it must by now surely be burned into our retinas, then went further with the faux-leather covered behemoth, the Note 3 later in the year.
|It clearly has nice curves...|
|Google Glass(above) without lenspieces and Oculus Rift (below)|
|If you're South African, this image |
should be familiar to you (EVERY SINGLE MALL IN SA)
|Pick your colour, carefully!|
2014, we're already a month in (I won't even try to alter the blog post date, that'll be just wrong) and what's expected this year? Another HTC phone to rival last year's One, they say. Naming ideas anyone? The Two? Maybe the One Two? Now you're done counting like Grade R's, we're also expecting the Galaxy S5 and the Note 4 sometime this year, and Microsoft wants to reportedly make a Surface 3 tablet, a Surface Mini and, now they have the Nokia brand, what next, Surface Phone?
Enough tech? I'd say so. Thanks for reading, welcome back to the blog (I know you gave up on it didn't you?) and we'll see you soon.