And thus ends our round up of 2013. Or at least, it will do in a few hundred words. We’ve been looking back over the year – or at least the latter half of it since we launched – and what it brought, specifically through the medium of our longer features. We hope you’ve enjoyed catching up on some of our better work, which you may well have missed first time around.

December, of course, had only one big news event: the death and 10 day mourning period for former President Nelson Mandela. But while the world watched the solemn but celebratory goings on, there were other things on our radar.

Did we miss any big events in December? Let us know below.

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar,, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.