Vector 25: Top tech stories of 2013!

Vector is our cross-site, cross-platform technology show where we discuss the biggest news with the brightest people. To close out the year, Georgia Dow of ZEN & TECH joins Rene to talk about the top technology stories of 2013, including revelations about government surveillance, social networks and the mob mentality, boredom vs. change aversion, and the internet of things.




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Rene Ritchie has been covering the personal technology industry for almost a decade. Editorial Director at Mobile Nations, analyst at iMore, video and podcast host, you can follow him @reneritchie on Snapchat, Instagram, or Twitter.

  • What!?  A story by Rene that doesn't include a picture of Rene??  It is New Year's miracle.
  • Ha!
  • There's a picture of me in my about the author box!
  • im wp and shall remain hip hip wp:) tats shit imore there
  • You owe me several IQ points.
  • Im sure they r gonna sideline wp
  • And fill with ios and Android news
  • There's almost no mobile news in the show. It's focused on government surveillance, social network mob mentalities, the internet of things, and geek culture.
  • Subscriber in iTunes isn't tat a start?
  • WP has a podcast option too :'(
  • I thought this is the "mobile nation" and we're one big happy... Uh... Hmmm...
  • Really O.o
  • The Wedding commercial for Windows Phone comes to mind here ;)
  • Lol
  • Haha, that was 1 seriously funny commercial.
  • i thought pebble will make an app for wp
  • Yeah why is an article on WPCentral with a big fucking Pebble as picture that doesnt iclude any information about when Pebble will support WP?!
  • Because you guys are a classy, intelligent bunch, like all Mobile Nations community members, and know that sometimes a picture is just a picture, and some stories matter to us more as human beings who *don't* self-identify exclusively based on the bits and atoms in our pockets.
  • Good answer
  • Ha Ha!! Sounds rich coming from you Rene, you are one of the biggest Apple Zealots anyone can find, Android central and wpcentral editors are much more balanced in their views than your stupidly biased imore articles.
  • Sorry you're so insecure. Personally, I love Windows Phone, and I love my Lumia 1020. What you mistakenly believe to be bias is passion. I want desperately for Microsoft to succeed, and believe they need to do better. You can make dumb mistakes when you're on top. Not so when you're trying to get on top. Until they'll #1, I expect everyone does and should. I don't like Windows on tablets. I'd rather have Windows Phone OS on tablets. I don't like tiles, I'd rather have panorama on the home screen.  That I have opinions is nothing I'll apologize for. That they're different than others is what makes discussion not only possible but beneficial. That so many have lost that skill is lamentable, but just shows we need to encourage thought and dialog even more.  
  • How about iPhone 5c a dirty copy of our wp
  • Yup yup kinda true
  • That pink is hot.
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