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'Wired' Editor Discusses 2011's Best Apps

The releases of the iPhone 4s and other advanced smart phones this year has meant the proliferation of the apps that run on them. Robert Siegel finds out about the best apps of 2011 from John Bradley, senior editor overseeing products and editor of the Wired App Guide.
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Favorite Social Media Tools For 2011

New websites make it easier for people to share not just thoughts, but things like music, photos, favorite recipes and magazine clips. Linda Wertheimer talks to Sree Sreenivasan, digital media professor and dean of student affairs at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, about notable social media tools that cropped up in 2011.
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Soldier's Hearing Weighs Harm From Wikileaks

Military prosecutors say Army Pvt. Bradley Manning downloaded troves of secret documents from a computer station in Baghdad and passed them to Wikileaks. If investigators recommend that Manning face court martial, it could land him in prison for the rest of his life. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports.
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Top Gadgets And 'Best Innovations' Of The Year

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" better than 3-D goggles. Or perhaps an inflatable wetsuit for big-wave surfing. Those are two of the top gadgets of the year, according to Popular Science magazine's "100 Best Innovations" issue. To tell us a little more about some of those innovations, Editor-In-Chief Mark Jannot joins host Scott Simon.
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Phones In Hand, Busy Mourners Miss The Story

Cell phone cameras and digital tablets can turn just about any consumer into an amateur journalist. Writer Gwen Thompkins wonders when the amateurs will realize what the professionals already know: Recording an event often stops reporters from experiencing what's right in front of them.
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Zynga Has Disappointing Initial Public Offering

In its first day of trading, the stock lost 5 percent, but the social gaming company still raised $1 billion, making it the biggest tech IPO since Google in 2004.
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Amid A Blizzard Of Discounts, 'The Thrill Of The Hunt'

Consumers are clawing through coupons and prowling the "deal blogs" in search of the ultimate discount. For retailers, though, technology can make the last full shopping weekend before Christmas a bit bloody.
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Exploring The Science Of Flying, From Your Window Seat

From identifying river deltas to understanding how an aircraft achieves lift, there's a lot of science to keep you busy on an airplane. In Inflight Science, science writer Brian Clegg explores the science and technology of airplanes, and the world as seen from your window seat.

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