More than just an incremental update, Windows 8 completely revolutionizes Microsoft's venerable operating system. This is Windows evolved.
Mobile usage reaches tipping point
Smartphone growth is 10 times faster than that of PCs ever was. That's great for consumers, but a challenge for many companies.
Tablets go mainstream
The iPad is still the tablet king, but this year it got some competition from credible, affordable alternatives. Expect that to continue, as traditional PC sales slip.
New fronts in the tech wars
The tech wars escalated on several fronts, especially mobile and social, resulting in better, faster and cheaper devices, and hundreds of thousands of new apps.
Samsung Galaxy S3
The first "real" iPhone competitor, first real "global" phone--available on nearly every carrier, nearly everywhere--also represents the rise/dominance of Android OS.
Behind the scenes: CNET 100
Ever wonder how the year's best products, biggest news, and hottest trends make the CNET100 list? Wonder no longer. Sumi Das goes behind the scenes of the making of the CNET 100 list. Watch Video