2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year
- The 20 most amazing gadgets of the ’90s and your childhood
As the year winds down, here’s a look at our favorite gadgets from the 1990s. It wasn’t necessarily pretty, and we’ve come a long way, but at the time we loved them so much. Gadgets like: Floppy disks Before USB drives and Dropbox, we had to rely on these 3.5-square-inch disks to carry our documents. Although not particularly floppy in its plastic enclosure, the protective slider on the outside of these disks was always fun to pull and release. Sometimes some of us even purposely destroyed them. K’Nex K’Nex were like the advanced version of Legos. With the 19 different types of rods and connectors, you could build everything from a giant roller coaster to an impressive helicopter. I’m not
- Google feeds 'net giants India and China from data centers next door
By Clare Jim CHANGHUA, Taiwan (Reuters) - Google Inc opened its first two data centers in Asia on Wednesday to cater to the world's fastest growing consumer technology markets, but the company has no plans to open one in China or India. Choosing Taiwan and Singapore instead illustrates the problem that tech companies face in trying to feed data demand in the world's two most populous countries: With regulations in flux in India and cyberspace censorship in China, Google had to look next door.
- NFL-Playoff race after Monday's game
Dec 9 (Reuters) - National Football League playoff race after Monday's game, based on order of potential seeding. (x - clinched playoff spot) AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE 1. x Denver (11-2) 2. New England (10-3) 3. Cincinnati (9-4) 4. x Indianapolis (8-5) 5. Kansas City (10-3) 6. Baltimore (7-6) Still alive 7. Miami (7-6) 8. San Diego (6-7) 9. New York Jets (6-7) 10. Tennessee (5-8) 11. Pittsburgh (5-8) 12. Oakland (4-9) 13. Jacksonville (4-9) 14. Cleveland (4-9) 15. Buffalo (4-9) Eliminated 16. Houston (2-11) - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE 1. x Seattle (11-2) 2. New Orleans (10-3) 3. ...
- US actress pleads guilty to Obama, Bloomberg ricin plot
A 36-year-old actress from Texas on Tuesday pleaded guilty to mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist, federal prosecutors said. A statement from the US Attorney's Office in Texas, said Shannon Guess Richardson had admitted to biological weapons charges during a court appearance in Texarkana following her arrest in June. Richardson was detained after sending ricin-impregnated letters to Obama, Bloomberg and Mark Glaze. Glaze had worked closely with Bloomberg in the New York chief's drive to increase gun control.
- Obama gestures at Mandela memorial scrutinized
- Netanyahu skips Mandela memorial. Israelis say 'are you kidding?'
Apparently, no one told him that Mr. Netanyahu couldn't make it after all. While the Israeli leader's absence may have gone relatively unnoticed in South Africa, it has caused consternation in Israel. Detractors argue that missing the memorial of a man who championed freedom and brought down apartheid gives fresh fodder to critics who say Israel, too, has constructed an apartheid system and is insincere about reconciling with Palestinians after decades of conflict. "The anti-Israel lobby could not have wished for a better Christmas present," wrote Times of Israel blogger Neil Lazarus, author of "The 5 Rules of Effective Israel Advocacy."
- Kate Winslet Gives Birth To Baby Boy!