Reflecting on the biggest, craziest tech news stories of 2012
Assuming you're reading this, the world didn't end like the Mayans predicted, even if the inexplicable
popularity of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
seemed to be a sure sign of the apocalypse. But we're still here, and in many ways, 2012 was about new beginnings.
marks a new touch-friendly era in computing, and the future of
Star Wars is now in Disney's hands
. Who could have predicted that?
That's just the tip of the iceberg. A lot took place in the past 12 months, and though we're excited to see what technological advancements are in store for 2013, we thought we should take a moment to reflect on the past 12 months. It's been a wild, and sometimes
ride, so buckle up as we head in reverse and take a look at the
top 25 news stories of 2012
No. 25: Alienware Builds a Small Form Factor Gaming PC
Look, we love playing games on the PC, even if consoles take up far less space. But even that advantage was negated when Alienware constructed the X51, an Xbox 360-sized gaming PC that isn't rocking six-year old hardware. Advantage: PC.