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YouTube's Top Trending Videos Of 2012: Watch All 10

(11) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 9:26 AM

It's time once again for YouTube's annual rewind, featuring the most popular clips on the video-sharing site from the past year.

Watching an average of 4 billion hours of videos per month, YouTube users fueled the explosive popularity of a number of trends, from "Call Me Maybe"...

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Young Sohn, Samsung's Chief Strategy Officer, Still Uses Apple Gadgets At Home

(43) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 5:33 PM

As Samsung's bitter bitter legal battle with Apple over mobile technology patents drags on, you'd never expect a top Samsung exec to admit something like this.

"I use a Mac, actually, at home. I’ve always used Mac, an iPhone, and an iPad," said Young Sohn, Samsung's chief strategy officer,

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Facebook 2012: The 9 Biggest Events Of The Year For U.S. Users

(3) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 10:40 AM

As 2012 draws to a close, some of the biggest websites are pausing to reflect back on the trends that defined the year. Facebook on Wednesday released its own "Year in Review," focusing on some of the most important events, songs, people,
memes and more shared...

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Google Search 2012: The Top 9 Trending Topics Of The Year

(303) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 7:33 AM

What were the hottest topics sought by Web users' fingertips this past year? Google has lifted the curtain on a few of them, in a look back at the top search trends of the year.

The search engine's Google Zeitgeist 2012 site is now open, inviting curious...

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Golden Tweets 2012: Twitter's Most Popular Posts Of The Year

(2) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 9:37 AM

Twitter has released its year-end retrospective of the most retweeted posts, top trends and most fascinating stories of 2012.


From a post on Twitter's blog
:

In 2012, everyone on Twitter brought us closer to moments and places that used to be far away...

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Apple Manufacturing In USA: CEO Tim Cook Shares Company's Plans To Make A Line Of Macs In America (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 7:47 AM

As Apple faces increased scrutiny for hiring foreign firms to manufacture its products overseas, CEO Tim Cook says that the U.S.-based company is looking to bring more jobs back home.

In an interview on "Rock Center with Brian Williams" on Thursday, December 6, Cook said that a...

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Apple Manufacturing In USA: CEO Tim Cook Shares Company's Plans To Make A Line Of Macs In America (VIDEO)

(2650) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 7:47 AM

As Apple faces increased scrutiny for hiring foreign firms to manufacture its products overseas, CEO Tim Cook says that the U.S.-based company is looking to bring more jobs back home.

In an interview on "Rock Center with Brian Williams" on Thursday, December 6, Cook said that a...

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Yahoo Search's 9 Most Popular Gadget Queries In 2012: iPhone 5, Galaxy S3, Kindle Fire And More

(13) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 9:15 AM

The folks in charge of Yahoo's search engine have released data on the hottest trends of the year. The term that Americans searched for most in 2012: "elections."

"In the dozen years Yahoo! has ranked its annual Top 10 searches, only two other news events captured the...

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'Xbox 720' Release Slated For Holiday 2013: Bloomberg News

(105) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 1:58 PM

It has been seven years since Microsoft released a new Xbox, but gamers may not have much longer to wait for the next generation.

Unofficially known as the "Xbox 720," the long-rumored gaming console is expected to hit stores in time for the 2013 holiday shopping season, according...

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Syria's Internet Reportedly Shut Down (UPDATES)

(1248) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 9:15 AM

In the midst of escalating fighting between Syrian rebels and the government of President Bashar al-Assad, Syria has been plunged into an Internet blackout that some experts blame on a government effort to restrict the flow of communications, but that government officials have vigorously denied.

The country dropped offline at...

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The Rise Of The Sex Machines: Inside The Future Of Sexbots (VIDEO)

(1239) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 5:40 PM

Douglas Hines, founder of TrueCompanion, joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss the next frontier of sex: human-on-robot love. His company is best known for creating Roxxxy , a lifelike robot companion designed to look surprisingly like a real human woman and to communicate using...

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Watch The Top 9 YouTube Videos Of The Week

(5) Comments | Posted November 25, 2012 | 10:22 AM

If you're looking to see the most popular YouTube videos of the week, look no further.

Once again, we're bringing you the week's most-watched videos, hot off the charts via YouTube Trends, a feature launched by YouTube that aggregates the site's video stats and draws upon "the wisdom...

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Apple Black Friday 2012 Sale: Price Chopped On iPads, iPods, Macs And Others Products

(199) Comments | Posted November 23, 2012 | 2:41 AM

Apple on November 23 kicked off the holiday shopping season with its annual Black Friday sale.

Visitors to the company's online retail site or in-store locations around the country will be treated to one-day discounts on iPads, iPods, MacBooks and other gadgets and accessories. For...

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'Happy Thanksgiving' Google Logo Spreads Turkey Day Cheer

(2) Comments | Posted November 22, 2012 | 9:12 AM

Google on November 22 wished all its U.S. users a Happy Thanksgiving 2012 by transforming its search engine's home page logo into a holiday parade homage, complete with giant balloon letters that spell out "Google" and floats that resemble a turkey, a pie and a cornucopia.

The...

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Watch The Top 9 YouTube Videos Of The Week

(5) Comments | Posted November 18, 2012 | 9:09 PM

If you're looking to see the most popular YouTube videos of the week, look no further.

Once again, we're bringing you the week's most-watched videos, hot off the charts via YouTube Trends, a feature launched by YouTube that aggregates the site's video stats and draws upon "the wisdom...

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Cell Phones, Internet After Hurricane Sandy: What You Need To Know

(22) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 10:35 PM

Residents along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard are struggling with voice and data services in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which has killed dozens and ravaged communication, transportation and utility infrastructure in the Northeast. Damages from the storm are estimated in the tens of billions. Millions on the Eastern...

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Michael Brutsch On 'Anderson Cooper 360': Notorious Reddit Troll 'Sorry' For Posting Offensive Content (VIDEO)

(204) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 1:17 AM

He's been called one of the Internet's biggest trolls, responsible for disseminating offensive and, at times, questionably legal content via popular social news site Reddit. But 49-year-old Texas resident Michael Brutsch now says he's says he's "sorry" for the years he spent posting controversial content online....

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Google Stormtrooper Guards Company's Data Center Secrets In Street View (PHOTOS)

(13) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 3:31 PM

These aren't the server racks you're looking for.

Google, notoriously tight-lipped about the secrets locked away in its data centers, on Wednesday offered a rare glimpse inside those warehouses where information is processed for the company's vast network of web services. A newly launched site,

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Red Bull Stratos YouTube Live Stream Attracts Record Number Of Viewers (UPDATE)

(238) Comments | Posted October 14, 2012 | 3:55 PM

Felix Baumgartner captured the attention of the web on Sunday when he jumped from a capsule 128,000 feet above Earth and landed safely on the ground in New Mexico.

Baumgartner's leap from the stratosphere (an event dubbed "Red Bull Stratos" by its energy drink sponsor) broke...

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SNL Takes On iPhone 5 'Problems' In Skit Pitting Tech Bloggers Against Chinese Factory Workers (VIDEO)

(310) Comments | Posted October 14, 2012 | 12:59 PM

"Saturday Night Live" has offered its own satirical take on users' complaints about the iPhone 5.

The show's recent "Tech Talk" skit assembles a mock talk show where vocal tech bloggers air their grievances about the device before being shamed by a panel of Chinese factory...

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