Top 10 Everything of 2013

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theamit.com
theamit.com

#1 Nokia Lumia 1520, far better than any of the cell phone mentioned here  #1

wrathbrow
wrathbrow

At the risk of starting a fanboy war, the PlayStation 4 has received overall slightly better reviews then the Xbox One.

thebigkhaled
thebigkhaled

It should be top 10 american gadgets !!! Where is PS4 for god sake ? 

Anamit117
Anamit117

I personally own both consoles and am going to now create a list saying what is true and what is not.


-This should not be a topic here, it doesn’t matter if one is more sold out than the other, that does not affect the user experience. There are so many reasons why one console is sold out and the other is not. Companies could be lying, they could not be giving enough of a supply to demand, etc.

-PS4 has horrible online connectivity issues, the still have problems with the pay-to-play psn network thing they just put up. That was expected due to the fact that sony just introduced the pay-to-play thing. But they should have been more prepared, they could have extended the release spent more time. Other than a few gimmicks, xbox online service is doing fine, so Im going to say they win this war.

-Xbox has a higher rate of failure with the disk drive, Playstation with the bricked consoles. I'm going say they came even on this.

-Xbox is made for entertainment all round, the whole family and a gamer. The Playstation is more for a gamer, for now, only because of their line of available titles to play. Xbox will catch up eventually with the titles but for now the PS4 takes the lead on the gaming side.


-The Xbox does output at 1080p natively, some games do not run at 1080p due to their developers not allowing them to do so. The Playstation outputs at a native 1080p as well. Sometimes, on both consoles, there might have been errors to make the game run at 720p but those have been fixed. But for now I am going to say that the Xbox and Playstation both are equal on this topic. Although there are a few more titles on the Playstation that run at 1080p, so that might have a little effect on some people’s opinions.


The Xbox should be on this list due to fact of the Kinect, those guys that say it takes like 2 to 3 times to actually work, they must have been speaking as a two year old kid who is just learned to speak or they were being dumb and forgot to change their language settings. It seems to work fine for me, works right on time. It is innovative and is pretty cool if you stand back and take a look at both consoles, if you are not a gamer - you never played a console in your life - never heard of the xbox and playstation. The Xbox is also an entertainment console, people that don’t game 24/7 actually want to watch TV, do other stuff - the Playstation doesn’t offer that. The Xbox also has more features, an internal capture card, skype, multitasking, etc.


On the other hand the Playstation has more of the mid for a gamer perspective. It sticks to it’s roots of a console, a gaming console - where you play games and don’t go absurdly off and do stuff like watch movies and skype. It is also more powerful, better hardware and stuff. Although at the end it doesn’t really matter if you have better hardware or not.


In this thing I was not choosing sides, no biost opinions and other here, I am neither a Playstation nor a Xbox fanboy. I am more of a PC gamer although I did come from consoles.

MichaelRodriguez
MichaelRodriguez

Most of the things on this list don't work particularly well


MarkHefner
MarkHefner

Chromcast only works well in the USA. A small market compared to the rest of the world. It should not be number one on your list if it is only in a small market like the USA. Put it in the Chinese market and then I will be impressed.

dodge1350
dodge1350

Yeah, I'm cool with the list minus that Apple stuff... put some good tech in there like 3DR drones or micro cancer technology... that's amazing stuff... Apple?  Not so much... rather run of the mill... which a top 10 list should not have included within.

dukezap1
dukezap1

Lol at Xbots below. Fellow Playstation Nation, be careful down there, and good luck. Xbots are butthurt.

ADowske
ADowske

The Leap Motion was such a major disappointment, it should not be on this list! The leap is gimmicky at best. I pre-ordered one of these, waited through the delay they had. The poor communication during shipping. And then when I finally got it, it sucked. It has been sitting in a bag, untouched since a couple weeks after I got it. Maybe they have released some better responding apps since then. But all in all, not the Minority Report style interaction that was promised/advertised.

nazaretyan.vardan
nazaretyan.vardan

Where is the HTC One, where is the Moto X? Why are the iPhone and the iPad on the list? Just because Apple is the only company that manages to fool it's customers with the same phone every year, while other's can't?

osiris355
osiris355

Very disappointed in Time for not having the Moto X on this list. 


1. First and only smartphone to be assembled in USA.

2. First phone to offer complete custom color configurations

3. First phone to have always listening voice commands, wrist flick to camera and active notifications


At least they got the chromecast right

Makapav
Makapav

The iPhone and iPad brought nothing new to the table. The Moto X on the other hand did.

GabrielB
GabrielB

Good list. Insightful with interesting perspectives. 

demomyrift
demomyrift

Forget what console they chose to include. Are you KIDDING ME with #8?! A fire detector that *GASP* talks instead of beeps?!

Give me a break Time. Every day you guys get more out of touch with technology. Points for including the Rift, Leap, Pebble and Nokia, but you absolutely don't have a clue. 

Total fluff piece, poorly disguised.

DMMP
DMMP

Wow.  No PS4 (which is rocking the Xbox One right now) - No HTC One (which won phone of the year)  This list is sad.  The fact that not one but TWO Apple devices made this list (The new Iphone being called a disappointment and an incremental update, by even by the most fervent of apple followers) and the Nest (really now?  A smoke detector for 130$ that looks nicer and speaks to you?) Made this list over these two devices is a real shame.  

balramrules
balramrules

Well isn't this rubbish? The Xbox One, which is clearly being destroyed by the PS4 on every level (Higher specs, far less failure rates, greater popularity, extraordinary sales, more transparent policies (anti-DRM), supportive of the indies, and so forth) has made the list, rather than its superior, the Sony PS4?

Well... the writer of this article doesn't seem to have done much research.

jwils48
jwils48

@MarkHefner Plus Google only recently made Chromecast available in Europe, but hasn't officially launched it internationally as of yet. No surprise that it works well in the only country that it has been launched in .

jwils48
jwils48

@MarkHefner Yeah the USA is totally a small market. It's only the largest internet market in the world both monetarily and by data usage. It's got the second most internet users by country and it's Google's largest market by a huge margin. Google only has a 3% market share in China. Why would they even care about how well Chromecast does on the Chinese market?

Aksa8
Aksa8

@dodge1350 What is it, anyway, with these frequent extra large servings of Apple pie on TIME?

cal444
cal444

@dodge1350I have an AR drone and it's the coolest toy ever. Way cooler than the stuff mentioned.

Anamit117
Anamit117

@dukezap1 SORRY MAN BUT I GOT TO SAY THIS CAUSE NOBODY SAID IT YET. I AM NEITHER A PLAYSTATION OR XBOX FAN. PLAYBUTTS ABOVE AND BELOW WATCH OUT XBOX NATION. WHAT THE HELL GUYS THIS IS ABOUT TOP TEN GADGETS OF 2013 NOT ABOUT THE DAMN XBOX AND PS4, WHICH IS BETTER.

ra355
ra355

@osiris355 Location of assembly is irrelevant as to whether something is a "top gadget".  Custom color configurations are neat, but again, I'm not sure that being able to get a smartphone in pink is enough to make it a "top gadget" of the year.


Reviews for the Moto X have been pretty mediocre.  Engadget concluded their review of it with: "The price is just too darn high for what's on offer.  In a market where phones with higher-res displays, greater storage and faster processors are a click away for $199, the Moto X just can't compete".


Even with gimmicks like "wrist flick to camera", that doesn't sound like one of the ten best gadgets of the year.


ra355
ra355

@Makapav But the iPhone and iPad got the basics right.  By all accounts, the Moto X didn't.

Drahrah
Drahrah

@demomyrift @DMMP @ChuckxJ

If you did more research on the voice smoke detectors it is pretty important. Studies show children don't wake up to the alarms and instead only wake up to human voices. I think we're going to be seeing much more about voice alarms in the future. It is a pretty critical discovery and has the opportunity to save children's lives.

ChuckxJ
ChuckxJ

@DMMP To be fair, what does PS4 bring that is really new to the table that the Xbox One doesnt? The Xbox One does what the PS4 does and then some. The inclusion of Kinect is what really makes it stand out and why it would belong on a list like this.  

Im with you on the Smoke detector though. Head scratching why that is on here

jlattimor3
jlattimor3

@balramrules Xbox made the list because Microsoft actually took a step in a direction (whether or not it's forward is a matter of opinion). Hate it or love it, It's a media hub for the living room. Sony didn't really do much other than make a last gen console on crack and pretend like they invented GDDR5. 

JimSmith6
JimSmith6

Well obviously you have no idea what your taking about, the spec difference isn't noticeable! Seriously! In terms of spec my 4 year old PC has better specs! You can but tablets with better spec than the ps4! Read the terms and conditions on your ps4! Sony state they can withhold the rights to trade games in and you don't actually own the right to sell the games! So the irony of this? You have done no research! Well done for making yourself look like and idiot! (Y) oh and sonys claim of supporting indie games? Yeah is that why every xbox one console can be used as a dev kit? How a lot games coming out on the ps4 have already came out on the xbox 360? Yeah buddy! I don't support sony as they've stolen pretty much every brilliant idea Nintendo have came up with and if it wasn't for sony doing Nintendo over with the snes Cd crap you wouldn't have a console! Sony are scum! At least Microsoft were wanted to support sega with a partnership with the original xbox! What did sony do? Oh yeah leach off the industry! You enjoy the minute differences in console ;) I'm sure sony completely appreciate your loyalty!

ShowanW
ShowanW

@balramrules you should have proof read what you wrote back to yourself before pushing the send button.  And then your last line make you look even more misinformed...

@ChuckxJ and @hav.fun93 have pretty much summed it up for you.


SeanMcCrory
SeanMcCrory

@balramrules Sony = Anti-DRM...... What sort of joke is this?

HDCP permanently enabled on PS3 and PS4? The Introduction of Cinavia on the PS3?

If Sony were anti-DRM then you would be able to sell your digital game copies. You can't and they have instead imposed further restrictions on who can play your Digital titles.
If Sony were anti-DRM you'd be able to play your disc-based games without the disc being in the disc-drive. Again, you can't.

Ironically, guess which company doesn't have or had previously planned to introduce a (flawed) DRM system that done away with a lot of these restrictions?

Meanwhile, you all parade under a banner of #4daGamurz ignorant of what Sony actually is, spewing propoganda against a company that it is in no way better than.

"supportive of the indies"

Pretty funny, seeing as MS have an Indie plan on Xbox One, and EVERY Xbox One can be used as a development kit? Also try to remember this: Microsoft had an indie system on 360 years before the PS4 ever came about.

Maybe you should take your own advice: "Do your research"

x_rus_x
x_rus_x

@balramrules why is it that Sony fanboys always have to be arrogant? PS4 brought nothing new to the table. It brought only improvements. Higher graphics, better processor, more RAM. Yay! Xbox brought a system with three operating systems (Xbox OS, Windows Kernel, and Hypervisor) that allows it to optimize when Xbox needs more power, it'll take less resources on the other two operating systems, which also allows it to do multitasking. The Kinect not only tracks the skeletal system, it senses where the muscles are using the most force. It also sees the orientation of the body (if it is sideways, front or back), and can see the heartbeat. It is really good especially for the P90X type stuff. Not only that, when in dark rooms, the IR allows you to still see in the dark when skyping someone. There is just so much more. It really shows how much Microsoft made a progress with innovation compared to Sony with their PS4.

hav.fun93
hav.fun93

@balramrules Your reak of fanboy. Please, just leave.

FACTS:

The PS4 had a waaay higher failure rate than the Xbox One. Youtube and their forums confirm that. 

Xbox One has just as much indie support as the PS4, if not more. (They had a program setup for indie devs months before launch for crying out loud.)

Xbox One is sold out almost everywhere, and sold just as much as the PS4 at launch, regardless of launch locations. 

The reason the Xbox One made this list is because it brings more to the table than the PS4. The PS4 is a great gaming device don't get me wrong, but it's just that, I GAMING DEVICE. No more, no less.

_______

What I don't understand is why PS4 fanboys (such as yourself) find that they have to bring down competitors at any chance they get, and glorify Sony as if it's their religion. Just enjoy your damn console and STFU, Jesus.

/rant



ChuckxJ
ChuckxJ

@balramrules   This isnt the "whos leading in sales right now" list.   The Xbox One does what the PS4 does and then some. And with Kinect included, it absolutely deserves to be on this list. Quit being such a fan boy.

viliamiuchiha
viliamiuchiha

@ChuckxJ@DMMP The Xbox one has the most useless features I've ever seen, like watching TV on your f*cking TV!!! 

There must be something wrong with Microsoft Xbox division if they actually put some money into making this a feature.

xcbs
xcbs

@ChuckxJ @DMMP I feel like the Kinect should have been here instead of the XBox one. The kinect is what's interesting, not the console itself.

G_Stewart
G_Stewart

@ChuckxJ @DMMP The Xbone won't play my games in native 1080P like my PS4 does.  That's what made my decision for which game system to buy.  Which one does that job the best.  This list is a joke or written by a 62 year old who is amazed by a camera phone.

xbuntu
xbuntu

@x_rus_x @balramrules lol ps4 has smart single data interface that can run graphic and cpu simultaneously .developer has said on the record ps4 game will be much better than xbox 1.sad but true.

kevjumbaify
kevjumbaify

@x_rus_x @balramrules PS4 has all new features, new interface, share button, better specs, remote play and a sleek faster UI and more. So both you stop being fanboyish.

xbuntu
xbuntu

@hav.fun93 @balramrules what r u smoking? ps4 has 85% customer satisfaction,xbox has 80% and wii 17%.google the latest poll.dont talk from your azz u fanboy.

dukezap1
dukezap1

@hav.fun93 @balramrules Xbone has a higher failure rate


PS3/PS3 have had indie support years ahead, and BETTER support.


Xbones are not soldout, but PS4's are


Reason Xbone made the list is because it does TV things, its not made for gamers. PS4 is.


and dont call people fanboys, when you yourself is clearly one. Ignorant

droidbricker
droidbricker

@hav.fun93 @ChuckxJ You shills are so easy to spot! There was a time when Microsoft would pay for quality advertisement, now it seems that they take the bottom of the barrel.  
http://goo.gl/LKWjKd

viliamiuchiha
viliamiuchiha

@ChuckxJ@balramrules If anything, you're the one being the fanboy right now. He listed 6 reasons why the PS4 was better and the only thing you managed to pick up from that was "who's leading the sales"? You are a retard.

dukezap1
dukezap1

@ChuckxJ @balramrules Xbox tried to ruin the gaming industry. Money$oft IS NOT a gaming company, and shouldn't be supported. The Xbone is a ugly black VCR/Cable box that wants to play 720p games. By defending it, you yourself, are a fanboy.

JimSmith6
JimSmith6

But at the loss of FPS, which is more important than native 1080p! Call of duty ghosts for example runs at 1080p and 30fps but being a console fanboy you must appreciate the importance of screen lag ;)

rocky619619
rocky619619

@G_Stewart @ChuckxJ @DMMP If you read the article, you will find that it is on this list not because its a game console, but the fact that it can do things like Skype and allow TV through HDMI input. Aside from games this is a better choice for many people.

x_rus_x
x_rus_x

@G_Stewart @ChuckxJ @DMMP oh...my....goodness. Please do more research, man. Xbox One could play 1080p games, the developers decided to make a 720p version. Let me clarify, Xbox = 1080p. Developers decided to first do 720p.

JimSmith6
JimSmith6

Idiot, go play your wii u wanna be console ;)

JimSmith6
JimSmith6

Funny that's everything Nintendo brought to the table! Surely sony wouldn't steal them ;)

Anamit117
Anamit117

@dukezap1 @hav.fun93 @balramrules You realize that sony rushed the ps4, not enough were built for the demand. Microsoft built enough for the demand so the xbox being sold out to ps4 is not really something that should be on your list, that just sounds stupid.

jlattimor3
jlattimor3

@dukezap1 @ChuckxJ @balramrules Just to Clarify. 1) Sony is no more a "gaming company" than Microsoft and they're in the industry to market their disc formats. 2) The industry is already going into ruins that's why PUBLISHERS wanted DRM in the first place. Sony originally was also going to have it. 3) Having functionality beyond just playing games does not make the Xbox less of a console that is backwards logic.