A look back at 2012's IT news in video

Smartphones, tablets, hirings and firings were all part of the IT landscape in 2012. Enjoy these video highlights of the year's tech & events.

Tech news
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Tech News Review

Smartphones, tablets, hirings and firings were all part of the tech landscape in 2012. In this year's Tech News Review, we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the year.

Apple
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Apple

It was a big year for Apple as it rolled out the iPhone 5 and new iPads, updated its operating system, and reached MVP status, for most valuable public company.

Microsoft
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Microsoft

Microsoft spent 2012 trying to convince consumers to bet on its new operating system, Windows 8, the Surface tablet, and mobile phones as it looks to compete with Apple and Android devices.

Mobile
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Mobile

Smartphones dominated the cell market in 2012 -- with the rivalries between iOS, Android and Windows Phone keeping things interesting.

Gadgets
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Gadgets

Whether on the go or at home, this year's gadgets helped consumers accomplish more with less. Check out some of the best in this year's gadget review.

Robots
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Robots

Robots often end up as toys or eye candy at trade show booths, but many of them have more noble purposes. We show you both in the 2012 robot review.

Future tech
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Future tech

Even a retrospective can offer a glimpse into the future, with innovations that will soon be ready for prime time. Here's a look at some of the futuristic tech we saw during 2012.