The T3 Awards:

11 years cel­e­brat ing tech ex­cel­lence

T3 - - Awards 2017 -

Ev­ery year, the T3 Awards some­how man­ages to bet­ter the last one, and it’s been a long and fas­ci­nat­ing road to 2017

The best celebri­ties, the finest lo­ca­tions and booze that never seems to stop flow­ing. The T3 Awards is a par­tic­u­larly spe­cial oc­ca­sion in the cal­en­dar year, high­light­ing the best that’s come over the last 12 months – its win­ners walk­ing away with a weighty piece of metal in the form of the T3 gong, while run­ner-ups walk away with a slight headache. 11 years seems like a life­time, and in the tech in­dus­try a lot changes in that sort of time frame. Look at it this way – the iPhone has only just reached 10 years ma­ture, and what did we do for fun on the go be­fore then? Fun­nily enough, a year be­fore the world would wit­ness the first iPhone, there was the very first T3 Awards event, and the only smart­phone to ap­pear was RIM’s Crack­berry. Yes, there was a time when it was rid­ing a mo­bile high.

Clearly, though, this in­au­gu­ral event was one with an em­pha­sis very much on tech to make our lives more fun. There were umpteen games con­soles from the likes of Xbox, PlaySta­tion and Nin­tendo. Philips even came up with a 6.1 sur­round sound sys­tem – it didn’t re­ally take off, but hey, why not? Any guess as to what claimed Gad­get of the Year back then? It was only Ap­ple with the clas­sic iPod – proof that

T3 judges have al­ways known a good ’un when they see it.

2016’s Tech Per­son­al­ity of the Year win­ner shows off his hefty new jew­ellery

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