2012 saw incremental tech releases from Apple (iPhone 5, iPad Mini), Microsoft's foray into the tablet world with the Surface and an updated Windows OS, and oodles upon oodles of Android devices. Apple Maps put iPhone users in a tizzy until the Google Maps app was released, streaming video made even more inroads, and lots more tech dazzled and/or fizzled.
The LA Times predicts cars that block text messaging while driving and phones from Microsoft and Amazon. Technology News sees faster network speeds, better robotics, and an end to privacy. The Vancouver Sun expects major challenges for Apple and a leap in digital payments. CNN wonders whether Facebook will grow up and if Amazon will step up to battle Apple and Google.
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