2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
Here are the top 10 obsessions that, as ranked by their search volume and percentage spike compared with 2011 on Yahoo!.
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- Publication says Apple has banned it from official events over ‘Bendgate’ coverage
Apple is understandably tired of talking about bent iPhone 6 Plus models but at the same time it seems that the company might be overreacting a tad if it’s really threatening publications over their coverage of the controversy. German computer magazine ComputerBilt.de claims that Apple has cut it off from both receiving testing devices and from being invited to future Apple launch events after it posted a video that showed how the iPhone 6 Plus could be bent with your bare hands. RELATED: Consumer Reports offers the definitive take — ‘Bendgate’ is overblown As you can see in the video above, the publication bent the 6 Plus right under the bottom volume button, just as Unbox Therapy did in its original video. The publication
- Texas patient confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
- Garry Kasparov: Putin is 'the most dangerous man' in the world and a bigger threat to the U.S. than the …
Arguably the world's best chess player ever, Garry Kasparov is on a new mission. He hopes to convince the world that the biggest threat to global unrest is not the Islamic State, al-Qaida or North Korea. Instead it is Vladimir Putin, Russia's president from 2000 to 2008 and then again from 2012 to today.
- Sea change: Satellite photos show world's fourth-largest lake disappearing
- Pope summons Mideast envoys to Rome over Islamist advance
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, who has expressed alarm over the rise of Islamic State militants and the plight of Christians in the Middle East, has summoned his envoys in the region to a rare meeting to discuss a response to the crisis, the Vatican said on Tuesday. The Oct. 2-4 gathering will include Vatican ambassadors to Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Israel and the Palestinians as well as representatives to the United Nations and the European Union. ...
- Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat
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