Looking Back on 2017

Our Best Tech Stories of the Year


December 26, 2017 Tech By

365 days is a lot of time to seek out stories on adventure, gear, and everything in between. Here’s a look back at the best stories our tech writers tackled over the course of 2017 — from smart eyewear to nostalgic gaming to in-depth camera reviews.

Which Apple Products Are Really Worth Your Money? (Updated)
Which Apple Products Are Really Worth Your Money? (Updated)

What to buy and what to pass up, from iPad to Apple TV, MacBook to AirPods.

The Innovation Lab That’s Pushing the Future of Eyewear
The Innovation Lab That’s Pushing the Future of Eyewear

Trusted by Nike and Google.

The Future of Tech Manufacturing? It’s in Brooklyn
The Future of Tech Manufacturing? It’s in Brooklyn

New Lab is an innovative workspace dedicated to helping tech companies manufacture hardware.

Review: The New Sony A9 Is A Mirrorless Monster
Review: The New Sony A9 Is A Mirrorless Monster

It’ll make you a better photographer—one frame at a time.

I Spent $1,100 on the iPhone X — And Now I Hate Myself
I Spent $1,100 on the iPhone X — And Now I Hate Myself

This year was supposed to be the year we got everything we wanted from our smartphones. So much for that.

Can a Smartphone Really Replace Your Camera?
Can a Smartphone Really Replace Your Camera?

We put the three best up against a mighty full-frame mirrorless.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Review: The Most Comfortable Noise-Canceling Headphones. Period
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Review: The Most Comfortable Noise-Canceling Headphones. Period

Bose's new QC35 II headphones are similar to last year's QC35, with a few added perks.

The Most Beautiful TVs You Can Buy Are OLEDs. Period.
The Most Beautiful TVs You Can Buy Are OLEDs. Period.

OLED technology produces darker blacks and more lifelike colors than any LED LCD TV. And it's finally accessible.

4 Professional Adventure Photographers Share Their Photo Kits
4 Professional Adventure Photographers Share Their Photo Kits

The most successful adventure photographers reveal what camera gear makes it into their backpacks.

Marantz TT15S1 Review: This Storied Turntable Isn’t Just a Majestic Machine, It’s Ravishingly Good
Marantz TT15S1 Review: This Storied Turntable Isn’t Just a Majestic Machine, It’s Ravishingly Good

Marantz is leagues ahead of everything happening in analog technology.

Meet the Holy Grail of Retro Gaming Consoles
Meet the Holy Grail of Retro Gaming Consoles

Who cares about price? (Rhetorical question.)

Which Smartphone Has the Best Camera? We Pitted Them All Against Each Other to Find Out
Which Smartphone Has the Best Camera? We Pitted Them All Against Each Other to Find Out

We put the four flagship smartphones with the highest-rated camera systems to the test.

Meet the Men Making the Most Beautiful Analog Audio Equipment
Meet the Men Making the Most Beautiful Analog Audio Equipment

Priceless audio, designed in Nyack, New York.

The Perfect Apple Workstation, Four Ways
The Perfect Apple Workstation, Four Ways

Do you prefer working from a laptop or desktop? Either way, we've got you covered.

The Best Products of 2017

A look back at the year in gear. From superlative whiskey to sustianable denim, these were the best products released in 2017. Explore the Series