THREE OF THE BEST
Three years in the world of technology passes in a trice. India Today G&G is today marking the completion of three years as a chronicler of a history that changes by the day. It seems like only a few clicks of the return arrow when we launched what has become a popular magazine. In the first issue in June 2009, G&Grecorded the big ambitions of the mobile phone. We wrote about how the phone was becoming bigger, better and faster. The specifications that we then benchmarked as the ultimate are dwarfed by today’s smartphones. 3D television was only a concept then. Today, TV has gone beyond 3D to be linked to the Net and controlled by voice and gestures. The gap between compact cameras and DSLRs has closed remarkably between 2009 and 2012. We prided ourselves on our dual-core computer processors. Three years later we have quad-core processors even on phones. Android and tablets and 3G were unheard of in the summer of 2009.
But beyond these big changes in technology, there have been numerous other innovations taking place. Away from public adulation, these have created small gadgets that contribute their own mite to the joy technology brings in our lives.
On its 3rd Anniversary, G&Gpays tributes to these unheralded heroes. So you have in the following pages the top trio among the tech world’s unsung best. They take centrestage even as the regular stars look on from the wings. From accessories to apps to mini marvels in their own right, these are the Three of the Best.
We also take this celebratory occasion to thank you for walking along with us. Today, we stand tantalised by the world of future technology. Even that will soon become the past—but at every step, G&Gwill be there to record for you the blink-of-an-eye progress of gadgetry.