Ester Gerston and Gloria Ruth Gordon, early programmers working on the ENIAC computer in 1946. U.S. Army hide caption

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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is one of five celebrity directors taking part in a Canon-sponsored experiment called Project Imaginat10n. His short film, the inspiration for which was crowdsourced via the Internet and social media, focuses on familial loss and the process of grieving. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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BioShock Infinite revolves around an Aristotelian tragedy with tragic heroes, grounded in a floating city set in 1912. Courtesy of Irrational Games/2K Games hide caption

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Egyptians use their mobile phones to record celebrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the popular revolt that drove Hosni Mubarak from power in 2011. Twitter was often used to record happenings during the Arab Spring. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Festival attendees experiment with Leap Motion technology. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on Tuesday. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt (left) arrives at Pyongyang International Airport on Monday. There is speculation that Schmidt's presence in North Korea could have an upside for Google by positioning Schmidt as the company's global ambassador. David Guttenfelder/AP hide caption

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Google Glass will be part of a trend in 2013 of computing and connectivity in devices we don't generally think of as computers. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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An image provided by Spotify shows music artwork displayed on its mobile app. Spotify began offering a free radio service for mobile devices in the U.S. in June. Before that, customers had to pay $10 per month to use its mobile app. Spotify Radio/AP hide caption

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Andras Gyorfi's winning entry in The Seasteading Institute's 2009 design contest. The institute supports the idea of permanent, autonomous offshore communities, but it does not intend to construct its own seasteads. Courtesy of The Seasteading Institute hide caption

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The new Microsoft Surface tablet on display after a press conference in New York in October. The Microsoft tablet goes up against products from Apple, Amazon and Google. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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