T3 Awards 2017 together with Three: all the shortlists for each of this year's awards

The cream of the year's tech crop, arranged into a series of easy-to-digest lists

The T3 Awards – the Oscars of Tech, as many call them – are now in their 11th year, and bigger than ever. Literally, in fact, as we have added a number of new categories this year to reflect the changing face of tech. 

We're thrilled that Three is sponsoring the T3 Awards this year. Here are the runners and riders in what people are calling the Grand National of Tech, the Rugby World Cup of Tech and the Premier League of Tech.

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The 'Core' Awards

Gadget of the Year – Reader-voted Award

Samsung Galaxy S8
LG G6
Nintendo Switch
Google Pixel
Apple iPhone 7
Sony PS4 Pro
Sony PSVR
Apple MacBook Pro
Google Home
Amazon Echo

Brand of the year – Reader-voted Award

Samsung
LG
Google
Apple
Amazon
Nintendo
Huawei

Retailer of the year – Reader-voted Award

Amazon
Currys
Maplin
Carphone Warehouse
John Lewis
Richer Sounds
eBuyer

Phone of the year in association with Gear4 – Reader-voted Award

Samsung Galaxy S8
LG G6
Huawei P10
Apple iPhone 7
HTC U11
Google Pixel
Sony XZ Premium

Innovation of the year

Samsung Infinity Edge display
Oculus Touch
Apple MacBook Touch Bar
Amazon Echo
Navdy
Nintendo Switch
Sony Xperia Ear 

Editor’s Choice award for the best gadget under £100

Google Chromecast Ultra
Tile Slim by Tile
TomTom Touch Cardio
Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa
Snooper Tyre Pilot
Beeline 

Luxury tech of the year

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Shape
TAG Heuer Connected 45
Moon 888
Range Rover Velar
Leica M10
Acer Predator 21X

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Duncan Bell

Duncan has been writing about tech for almost 15 years, during which time he has attended every event going, apart from Apple ones, as he mysteriously doesn't get invited to them. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. 

Duncan's current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. Duncan also edits T3's golf section because fuck it, someone has to. Dave Usher does all the real work on that bit, though. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy. A cricket fan for over 30 years, he also recently become T3's cricket editor, writing about how to stream obscure T20 tournaments, and turning out some typically no-nonsense opinions on the world's top teams and players.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially like a cross between Reddit and DeviantArt, before the invention of the internet. There was also a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."