If you want an amusing take on the tech stories of the day, you can always count on artist Blake Stevenson and CNET editor Jeff Bakalar.
The duo behind Crave's weekly(ish) comic, Low Latency, had another busy year spinning everything from the Nokia Lumia 1020's ginormous camera to the Xbox One's semi-reliable voice control and teens' apparent Facebook ennui. As the year that was winds to a close, here's a look at 10 of 2013's big stories through Low Latency's unique lens. Click on each panel for a larger version, and see every one of Low Latency's panels so far right here.
Early in the year, Low Latency -- like so many others -- wondered whether 2013 would bring the "iWatch." It didn't. (February 15, 2013):
With teens reportedly tiring of Facebook, Low Latency couldn't resist a jab at one of the social network's new features (March 8, 2013):
When Google announced plans to shutter its Reader after nearly eight years, the comic bid adieu to the RSS stalwart (March 15, 2013):
Low Latency had its own vision for the eye-tracking technology unveiled in Samsung's much-hyped Galaxy S4 smartphone (March 22, 2013):
The Start button had the last laugh when Microsoft brought it back to Windows 8.1 after leaving it out of Windows 8 (April 19, 2013):
Want a smartphone with that camera? Low Latency takes a shot at Nokia's Lumia 1020 and its supersize 41-megapixel cam (July 12, 2013):
It may not have been the year of the iWatch, but Samsung's Galaxy Gear arrived, possibly paving the way for more smartwatches (September 6, 2013):
Remember all the chatter about color that preceded the launch of the iPhone 5S and its lower-cost cousin, the 5C? (September 13, 2013)
Welcome to the world, Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, but what kind of device are you exactly? (September 27, 2013):
Next-gen consoles Xbox One and PS4 drummed up lots of excitement, but they weren't necessarily anything new to every gamer (November 15, 2013):
Low Latency will be back in 2014. To see every Low Latency panel so far, visit the gallery below.