Tech Writers' Five Best Apps Of 2012

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Social Sharing Site Reddit Had Big Year, But Not All Positive Attention

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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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From 3-D Printers To Wired Glasses, The Tech Year Ahead

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The Year In Tweets

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TV Broadcasters Amp Up The 'Second Screen' Experience

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A screengrab from the "Kony 2012" online video about the Central African warlord Joseph Kony, which skyrocketed in popularity after its release in March. It was criticized, then forgotten, just as quickly. via YouTube hide caption

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In Rapid-Fire 2012, Memes' Half-Life Fell To A Quarter

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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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Music-Streaming Services Hunt For Paying Customers

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The iTube platform, left, uses colorimetric assays and a smartphone-based digital reader to detect potential food allergen. A screen capture of the iTube App appears on the right. UCLA hide caption

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Mobile apps and devices track a user's health statistics. But those data are sometimes sold and can end up in the hands of employers and insurance companies. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Who Could Be Watching You Watching Your Figure? Your Boss

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Online Videos: Not Just Made By Amateurs Anymore

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Is Wall Street's Love Affair With Apple Over?

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Kenyan Susan Oguya created an app to help farmers in her homeland. Shown here in the office of her company, M-Farm, she also belongs to the group Akirachix, which seeks to bring more Kenyan women into the tech world. Gregory Warner hide caption

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Kenyan Women Create Their Own 'Geek Culture'

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Kids build robots with Popsicle sticks at an Oakland meeting of Hacker Scouts, a group that encourages young people to create do-it-yourself crafts and electronics. Jon Kalish for NPR hide caption

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With Growth Of 'Hacker Scouting,' More Kids Learn To Tinker

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