The 2021 Future Tech Awards winners have been revealed

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What you need to know

  • Future Publishing celebrates industry standouts once a year with the Future Tech Awards.
  • These awards cover both the best technology products of the year as well as the 50 most influential people.
  • Microsoft's Phil Spencer made the cut, as did Satya Nadella.

It's that time of the year again: Time for Future Publishing to recognize the best of the best in the tech industry via the Future Tech Awards, wherein the greatest products and 50 most influential industry people get recognition for their achievements. The results are in for both the Future Choice (best tech) awards as well as the Future 50. And what a lineup of winners this year had!

In terms of faces Windows Central readers will know and potentially like, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Head of Xbox Phil Spencer managed to score spots on the Future 50, along with heavy hitters such as DoorDash's Tony Xu, Snap's Vanessa Guthrie, and Nike's Noel Kinder. Truly, all the stars are here.

And lest we forget about the year's best devices, be sure to check out the Future Choice showcase, wherein you'll see the Samsung Odyssey G7 32-inch monitor, Dell XPS 13, and Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition. You'll also find a good assortment of Apple products on the list, but if you care about those, you're going to want to head over to iMore.

And if the Future Choice list doesn't quite scratch your itch for the best gaming laptops, best wireless headsets, and other top-tier tech categories, check out our roundups instead. Between the Future Tech Awards and our own more granular breakdowns of the stars of each tech category, you'll find all of 2021's greatest gadgetry with ease.

Robert Carnevale

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