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November 18, 2013 12:00 ET

LAPTOP Announces Winners of First-Ever Game Changer Awards

Awards Recognize the Breakthrough Technology Innovations From 2013

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2013) - LAPTOP (, the leading mobile technology website, today (Nov. 18) announced the winners of the publication's first-ever Game Changer Awards.

From wearable displays and smartwatches to the first 41-megapixel camera inside a smartphone, LAPTOP's first annual Game Changer Awards honor the tech products that forge entirely new categories or redefine existing ones. After testing and reviewing hundreds of gadgets and apps over the course of a year, these are the breakthrough innovations that are reshaping the mobile industry.

"To us, a true game changer isn't about merely iterating or spec bumps, but changing the way consumers experience technology," said Mark Spoonauer, editor in chief of LAPTOP. "Our Game Changer awards celebrate where mobility is going by honoring the true tech pioneers of 2013."

The award-winning products will be featured on, including interviews and behind-the-scenes details on what it took to bring these game changers to life.

Below is the full roster of the 2013 Game Changer Award winners:

  • Most Innovative Smartphone: Motorola Moto X
    The Moto X is the first smartphone that lets you perform voice commands without touching your device.
  • Best Camera: Nokia Lumia 1020
    The Lumia 1020 packs a 41-megapixel sensor and lets you zoom in on photos after you take them.
  • Best Tablet: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
    Amazon has reinvented tech support with the Mayday button on its new tablet.
  • Best Gaming Innovation: Oculus Rift
    This jaw-dropping virtual reality gaming headset literally puts you inside the action.
  • Best Wearable Tech: Google Glass
    A wearable breakthrough, Glass lets you snap pictures, get directions, speak to text and a whole lot more.
  • Best PC Peripheral: Leap Motion
    Leap Motion can read your hand gestures for doing everything from gaming to exploring the universe.
  • Most Innovative Carrier: T-Mobile
    T-Mobile has shaken up the wireless world by nixing contracts and making phone upgrading easy.
  • Most Innovative Smartwatch: Pebble
    Pebble is taking smartwatches mainstream with an e-paper display, useful apps and a low price.
  • Most Innovative App: Vine
    Vine is a whole new way to communicate and tell stories via 6-second videos that are a cinch to share.
  • Most Innovative Chip: Intel Bay Trail
    Intel's powerful but efficient new CPU gives 2-in-1 tablets and laptops more speed and battery life.

For more information and reviews on each of this year's winners, log on to


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