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The Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2012

Lots of fun, good, and exciting things happened in our world this year. But there were still so many things that could've been truly great, but flopped. Broken promises. Awful gadgets. Here's what broke Giz's heart in 2012. Read More >>

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Here Are the Best Viral Videos of 2012

If you want to get a quick handle on what videos went viral this year, Videogum has put together their 5th annual montage of the best viral videos of the year. There are over 80 videos spliced together, from Ashton Kutcher's dumb dating commercial to Zooey Deschanel's silly (but so adorbz!, ha) iPhone commercial to DMX's first encounter with Google and more. Read More >>

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Hey Look the World Hasn't Ended Yet

Testing, testing. Anyone there? If you can see these words, you'd have survived the great 2012 Mayan Apocalypse. Congratulations! You're all still alive! It's now well into December 21st 2012 and everything seems to be still ticking. Read More >>

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The 5 Most Awkward Moments with Boris Johnson to Date

Earlier this week, Twitter revealed the UK top trends list of 2012: top of the list came Boris Johnson dancing with the Prime Minister at the Olympic closing ceremony -- a moment we'd probably rather forget. Amidst the Bullingdon Club membership and the shaggy blonde hair, will we ever learn to take Boris seriously? Here are five reasons why he deserves the Twitter accolade this year. Read More >>

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Look Back on Your Awesome Life with Facebook's 2012 Personal Roundup

The best part of Facebook is using it as a mirror, and what a mirror they've made today — a Timeline that pulls together your "20 biggest moments," life events, how many people you friended, and other crowning achievements. Read More >>

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The 9 Worst Tech Buzzwords of 2012

Technology is about making and using cool new things that enrich our lives. But technology is also about using idiotic, tired words that mean next to nothing, designed to confuse us into wasting money. Here are the year's stupidest offenders. Read More >>

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Every Awesome Movie From 2012 Mashed Into One Epic Roll

This year we've been pretty spoilt for quality action movies. We've had the super-hyped Prometheus, The Avengers, Skyfall, and, of course, The Dark Knight Rises, but there were so many more. Watch this epic mashup of the best of 2012 and see if you can spot them all. Read More >>

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Nasa Reiterates "World Not Ending" 2012 Anti-Apocalypse Message

Nasa has been working hard to reassure people that we're not about to get smashed into the Sun by a rogue asteroid, telling people to stop spreading stupid internet nonsense about the misinterpreted Mayan calendar thing. The world is not going to end any time soon, so you'd better carry on paying your mobile bill. Read More >>

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John Lewis Channels Raymond Briggs for 2012 Christmas TV Ad

A snowman and an acoustic cover version of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's The Power of Love are the stars of this year's John Lewis TV advert, which retells the story of the annual epic struggle to find the missus an appropriate gift. Read More >>

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New Apple iMac (2012) Hands-On: Shocker! People Are Psyched!

One of the happy surprises from Apple's event today was the new iMac. Now that the dust has settled people are putting their grubby blogger-paws all over that shiny, pristine monolith. Guess what, it's like, suuuuper thin! Read More >>

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The 2012 Dyson Awards Shortlist Is Out, and Includes a Drone, an Air-Powered Bike, and a Human-Powered Washing Machine

This year's Dyson Awards features all sorts of wild and wonderful ideas. From a fish-saving net, to a life-saving drone that can patch you up if you get stranded in the middle of nowhere; hell, there's even a human-powered washing machine in the mix. Now we've got the top 15 finalists to ogle at (with three from the UK), from which the winner will be picked by James Dyson himself very soon. Read More >>

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What's That Mysterious Metal Square On the Top of the iPhone 5?

According to rumourmongers, this allegedly leaked iPhone part supposedly shows a Near Field Communication (NFC) antenna that would work with iOS 6's passbook to turn your iPhone into a digital wallet. But is it really? Read More >>

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Should Darts be an Olympic Sport?

Danny Boyle's opening ceremony was a brilliant mess of unabashedly bonkers Britishness, but all this national character suddenly feels lacking when watching the sports on offer. You could argue that none of the events in London 2012 have a true British vibe, because every great Olympic sport we invented, we promptly exported and forgot how to play. Read More >>

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Pretend You're Into Theatre and Art and Stuff With iPad TimeOut London

If you're milling about in London because of, say, something to do with a major sporting event of global significance, here's a thing to put on your iPad. A free, constantly updated TimeOut app, for learning about where all the self-conscious London people go to look cool after work. Read More >>

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After Four Hours Stuck Lost On a Bus, Athletes are Already Complaining About the Olympics

And so it begins. The Olympics officially kicks off at the end of next week, but all the athletes, trainers and oodles of support staff for every nation have to actually get here first. The initial few are arriving, and let's just say they're not all that chuffed with the transport situation we've got set up here in London. Read More >>

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New iPhone 5 Dock Connector Could Be a Modified Micro-USB Port

Here's an interesting theory: the new dock connector in Apple's new iPhone 2012 could be a 19-pin port that would actually be mechanically and electrically compatible with the micro-USB standard. I don't know what it would look like, but I love the idea. Read More >>

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