uk-tech-2013

As we head into 2013, the question on everyone's mind is obvious - what's going to be next year's biggest mobile phone? Fortunately
The real question is how can we keep on top of this information and make it work for us? And, is it really worth the effort?
The track selection is a lot of fun - my particular favourite is Carrier Zone which is based on the classic arcade game of my youth, Afterburner. You get to drive a car and fly - what more can you ask for?
I never thought I'd be the kind of person to care about guns - as long as it did the job and killed the enemy it's all good, right? - I was surprised at how fun it was to explore all the different types of weapons and have fun trying to find which one suits my playstyle the most.
Tech goes out of date, often soon after you've bought it. That's just the way of things, as all embittered Betamax owners
How harmful is it if the government accesses your communications data? Communications data used to just mean telephone calls: who you called and when. Now it could include what websites you visit, your geo-location, which social network you're part of and who you've contacted.
The stereotypers ignorantly believe that any female in the technology world is a geek and that any girl geek is, by default, well... really ugly. Sometimes men can't hide their surprise when I walk into a room or introduce myself.
In the last month, Apple's stock has taken a battering. The share hit an all time high of $705 after the latest iPhone was launched. Since then it has fallen by 20%. That officially puts the stock in bear market territory. In seven weeks, $130 billion has been wiped off the company's value - that's more than the GDP of Thailand.
Comic Relief's success lies in its canny combination of entertainment and fundraising. Great entertainment from upcoming or much loved personalities has proved itself a potent counterpoint to the emotional, heart-tugging films about the issues.
Essentially, my final year was a frustrating affair. So frustrating, in fact that I felt the need to implement an 'instant cull' rule whereby, anyone who published an Facebook post that I deemed useless was instantly culled from my friends.