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Ten… top tech cock-ups of 2012

The past year provided us with some wonderful tales of innovation and expertise, but we all like to see a car crash as much as success story, right? So here's a roundup of the most colossal cock-ups of the last 12 months, including face-plants by Google, Facebook, Apple, and others who succumbed to that most universal of human attributes: stupidity.
Iain Thomson, 26 Dec 2012

Steve Bong's 3D printing special Xmas showcase

¡Bong!2012 has been the year of 3D printing. It's what happens "when DIY meets Web 2.0", says Chris Anderson - and it's going to be the next industrial revolution - the biggest disruption since the last big disruption, only bigger.

The LINUX TABLET IS THE FUTURE - and it always will be

The year of the Linux tablet is, like the year of the Linux desktop, destined never to arrive.
Scott Gilbertson, 26 Dec 2012

Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet creator Gerry Anderson dies at 83

ObituaryGerry Anderson, creator of classic children's television shows like Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90, has died at the age of 83.
Iain Thomson, 26 Dec 2012

Amazon outage whacked Netflix US customers on Christmas Eve

Netflix is pointing the finger at Amazon’s cloud for the terribly-timed outage that left millions of US customers unable to access the service on Christmas Eve.
Richard Chirgwin, 26 Dec 2012

CSIRO mine safety tech becomes archaeological tool

A 3D mapping technology announced earlier this year by Australia’s science agency CSIRO is being used to help map what might be the world’s oldest cave etchings.
Richard Chirgwin, 26 Dec 2012

Steve Jobs' Apple yacht freed after family settles the bill

Venus, the yacht that Steve Jobs planned but never got to sail in, has been freed by bailiffs after the settlement of an outstanding bill from co-designer Philippe Starck.
Iain Thomson, 26 Dec 2012

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