Deck the halls with boughs of holly, it's the Christmas podcast! From Apple and Samsung to ultrabooks and Beats headphones, what's changed our lives in 2011 -- and what's set to rock our world in 2012.
Amie makes her podcast debut this week alongside Rich and Jason as we reminisce by the podcast studio fire, warming our cockles with thoughts of the iPad 2 and , the and , the Nokia Lumia 800 and all the other great gadgets that came out this year. And we consider the impact of the year's , celebrity endorsements and the of social media.
We ask whetherand have changed our lives, and exalt one gadget that literally came from the future: the .
And we look back at the most popular stories you've been reading in droves this year, which it turns out are about things that don't even exist: the iPhone 5, and a -- a story that has even inspired a band. Funny old world, innit.
But the world of technology stands still for no-one, and we're already getting hot under the collar about a smorgasbord of new tech coming in 2012. We're heading for Las Vegas in January to gadget bunfight CES.
What were your highlights of 2011 -- and what are you excited about in 2012? Tell us in the comments or on our Facebook page. And a very merry Christmas one and all!