Follow This: The Tech Year in Tweets

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The New Year Begins


Darth Vader to make CES announcement Vegas odds are 5-1 on "I am your father, Steve."


NVIDIA shows beer keg pc case mod Unfortunately, booth visitors rapidly deplete liquid coolant.


Facebook denies tabloid story that it’s closing But alien baby confirms it is Snooki Polizzi's lovechild.


How to tell good from bad tech consultants Beware if they refer to your toaster as an "all-in-one."

Taiwan develops face-recognition vending machine Frequent customers greeted with cheery, "Hi, Porky!"


Microsoft finds source of heavy data usage in Windows Phone 7 Evidently some tween got hold of it.


Cisco: Puppy cams threaten Internet We’d worry more about a possible Assange joint venture, PetLeaks.


Intel developing zero-day-proof security system Here we call that the off button.


FBI seeks Anonymous with 40 search warrants Also seeking warrants for I.M. Kewl and U.R. Pwned.


iPhone 4 user sues over cracked screen "Why have an iPhone if you can't use it to shell pecans?" he demands.


iPad app brings Super Bowl interactivity Irate fans can send wired referee electric shocks.

European Commission wants personal data on air passengers Especially the cute blonde in seat 14C.


Verizon to throttle heavy data users Overweight customers cover windpipes, demand protective custody.


Experts: "Internet kill switch" a misnomer "It's touchpad-based, so 'death panel' would be more accurate."


What mobile marketing trends mean for you Just on a hunch we'd say "the ruination of mobile device use."

NLRB says employees have free speech on Facebook Liberty is informally known as Right to Become Suddenly Unemployed.


Writer blames texting for death of English TV, comic books, rock'n'roll, video games are "no longer suspects."


NASA downplays solar flare hype Sun is always looking for attention, astrophysicists complain.

Scientists build laser-beam-canceling anti-laser Military seeks funding for anti-anti-laser laser research.


7 ways to avoid getting hacked by Anonymous Topping the list: Stress how much you admire WikiLeaks.


3D printer will print body parts in next 20 years In lieu of hospitalization, doctors may send attachments.

Schools battle truancy with GPS devices Several absent students traced to dresser drawers at home.


App manages social networks like a business. You'll know it's working if you aren't having any fun.


Facebook posts simpler privacy policy Eventually they'll winnow it down to three words: "Get over it."


iPad 2 is 1/3 thinner than iPad 1 If trend continues, expect the iSheet by 2014.


Zuckerberg gives his dog FB fan page "I have a better house and better food than you," updates smug canine.

Scientists design tiny computer for implanting in human eye But the 1.2-lb power brick still needs work.


Realistic robot blurs line between man & machine All it wants to do is eat, sleep, and check Facebook.


Hackers make a slot machine that mixes drinks But you have to line up three lemons to get it to work.


Free SW pioneer: Cellphones are "Stalin's dream” Who knew he wanted to be surrounded by oblivious jabbering strangers?


Android apps for business users If you work with MBAs, you need the Business Buzzword Babelizer.


Alcohol-friendly gadgets In case your alcohol-friendly roommate isn't denting your supplies enough already.

3/19/11 name could fetch Oracle $1 million Undisclosed celestial body willing to pay "whatever it takes."


"Why Tablets Are Just a Fad" Soon to be followed by "The Internal Combustion Engine: Nine-Day Wonder."


Top 5 online 2011 tax scams Beware emails that begin, "Greetings. I am head of the Nigerian IRS..."

The tablet is here to stay That's what Moses said--twice.


AT&T's T-Mobile buyout: customers speak out But it's hard to hear them because they keep breaking up.


US government develops phone-wiping panic button That's one key you don't want to butt-dial.

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