THREE OF THE BEST

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - FIRST TAKE - BY TEAM GG

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.

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