The Top 50 Tech Stories of 2011

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How about Watson, the IBM super computer that won Jeopardy. I think it is important because A.I. will surely be the next "Industrial Revolution" and double global output overnight.

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Paul_Lilly

It's included, check out #35.

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kixofmyg0t

And ever since FB hired "Geohot" its Android app has been complete garbage. Gj FB. 

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Ghost XFX

sorry, double post...

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Ghost XFX

Sorry guys, but SOPA should have made the list. The fact that the US government is trying to dictate what happens online, much like the Chinese, and what they truly intend to do with said control, to me that's the biggest story of the year, bar none. there's not a site online not talking about it. At least sites that I visit on a daily basis.

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warptek2010

Wasn't there some tech story about IBM developing quantum computing in the lab or some such??

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Slugbait

Here's one you probably should have included:

We found out that BitTorrent appears to have been used to illegally download copyrighted material by SOPA supporters like the RIAA, Sony, NBC, Fox, Buma/Stemra, the US House of Representatives, the Dept of Homeland Security, and by the presidential palace of France. No word about Revlon, tho'.

But of course, then you'd have to use the egg-on-face picture a second time...

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Device Unknown

pfft the biggest Tech Story of the year goes to http://www.deviceunknown.com going LIVE! 

BOOYAH!

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Nimrod

who gives a fuck about Jobs? Idiots thats who. But no hes more important than the guy who created C. For fucks sake. . .

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ApathyCurve

Here's a top story of December 2011;  Verizon's data net is down YET AGAIN.  That's three times this month.  4G in Houston went out before lunch, and now 3G is gone. 

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?!

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rwpritchett

What about Apple vs. Samsung and the patent wars?

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ilfipian

There were maybe 10 of those that were significant.  Dump all the game stories. None of those were BIGGEST tech stories of the year.  Perhaps a story about the innovative engine behind the game is a tech story, but not the game itself. 

Netflix wasn't a tech story, but a business story. No tech involved there.

Focus gentlemen, focus.

 

 

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unsunghero225

Hmm.... I though there would have been something about the HP TouchPad

I know the list mentioned WebOS, but its hard to exclude the complete failure of what was expected to be a major competitor to the iPad

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Paul_Lilly

Yeah, I kind of clumped the whole TouchPad fiasco in with the 'Panicked HP Open Sources webOS' bit.

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I Jedi

I don't know, Paul. If I had a choice, I might travel back to the past when I was very young with computers. The whole web was a mystery, playing Halo PC was still awesome, and learning how to code HTML and CSS was something people were impressed with. Those were the good ol' days.

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