1. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    10 years of recognizing the best tech around

    HTC Vive and Samsung win big at this year's T3 Awards-htc-vive-vr-demo-970-80.jpg

    It's time once again to recognize the hottest tech over the past 12 months with the prestigious T3 Awards. The ceremony itself celebrated a major milestone this year as it's the Awards' 10th anniversary. Tech has changed an incredible amount over the last decade, but the T3 Awards continue to be one of the most coveted honors bestowed upon gadgets and gizmos.

    The HTC Vive virtual reality headset was this year's top winner, taking home the distinguished Gadget of the Year award. It was also the only product to go home with multiple gongs: the viewer added Gaming Product of the Year and Innovation of the Year to its accolades.

    But the Vive wasn't the only one to score a triple crown - Samsung did as well. In addition to Brand of the Year, Samsung took home honors for Wearable Technology of the Year for its Gear S2 smartwatch and the prized Phone of the Year for the Galaxy S7 Edge.

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    Sony took home two awards: Television of the Year for the XD93 and Camera of the Year for the A7R II. Tesla snagged Car of the Year honors for the Model X, while Connected Home Tech of the Year was bestowed upon Dyson for its Pure Cool Link fan. Microsoft secured Laptop of the Year for the Surface Book, and the Aston Martin DB11 drove away with the Design of the Year award.

    It wasn't just top-flight tech that was recognized this year, however. Recording artist will.i.am, founder of i.am+, joined the ceremony to receive Tech Personality of the Year. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and a Time magazine "100 Most Influential People" honoree, was the recipient of the Tech Legend Award. And the Outstanding Contribution to Tech award went to Eben Upton, founder of Raspberry Pi.

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    As part of the T3 Awards' 10-year celebration, a special one-time Gadget of the Decade award was given. The winner (drum roll, please) was the Apple iPhone. The win is extra special because it was voted on by T3 readers. The iPhone, which will see its 10th edition release next year, topped some impressive semifinalists, namely the iPad, PlayStation 3 and Netflix.

    Last but not least, Android was inducted into the Hall of Fame, and the Editors' Choice Award went to the Ring Video Doorbell.

    "It's incredible to look back over the past ten years of tech, and see how it's changed and influenced the world we live in. Apple's iPhone is a more than worthy recipient of Gadget of the Decade it paved the way for all modern smartphones!" says T3 Editor Rob Carney.

    "The past 12 months have, once again, not failed to amaze us. VR has truly impacted in a big way, the connected home is becoming ever more commonplace, and the incredible strides technology is making have enabled 100 per cent battery-powered cars. It only brings excitement to what the next 12 months hold for us all."

    Here's a full list of T3 Award winners:

    Camera of the Year (in association with The Photography Show) Sony A7R II

    Design of the Year (in association with Kodak) Aston Martin DB11

    Audio Product of the Year Naim Mu-so Qb

    Editors' Choice Award Ring

    Tech Personality of the Year (in association with Digital Spy) will.i.am

    Gaming Product of the Year (in association with GamesRadar+) HTC Vive

    Wearable Technology of the Year Samsung Gear S2

    Car of the Year Tesla Model X

    Streaming Service of the Year Now TV

    Laptop of the Year Microsoft Surface Book

    Tech Legend Jimmy Wales

    Gadget of the Decade (in association with The Sun) Apple iPhone

    TV of the Year Sony XD93

    Connected Home Tech of the Year Dyson Pure Cool Link

    Innovation of the Year (in association with Hive) HTC Vive

    Phone of the Year (in association with TechRadar) Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

    Outstanding Contribution Eben Upton

    Brand of the Year Samsung

    Hall of Fame Android

    Gadget of the Year (in association with EE) HTC Vive

    Source: HTC Vive and Samsung win big at this year's T3 Awards | TechRadar
    09-30-2016 09:37 PM
  2. Sim_8_3's Avatar
    I think it's safe to say it's official Samsung over Apple, unfortunately the Note 7 mess isn't painting Samsung in a very good picture,
    09-30-2016 10:23 PM
  3. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I think it's safe to say it's official Samsung over Apple, unfortunately the Note 7 mess isn't painting Samsung in a very good picture,
    Well I just read that even with the Note7 bombing the picture, Samsung is still the boss of the market.
    10-03-2016 12:19 PM

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