Plenty of high-profile people suffered from foot-in-mouth disease this year. Here, CNET catalogs some of the silly, smart and interesting things said in the world of tech in 2014.
Here's CNET's tour through some of the notable, quotable moments of the year.
In an ad of splendidly questionable taste, Samsung decides to mock the dead to sell its Galaxy Note 4.
Technically Incorrect: Citing safety concerns, the Smithsonian goes draconian on the world's latest essential gadget.
The Harry Potter author wrote to teenager Cassidy Stay, who quoted the wizardly headmaster at her murdered family's memorial service, sending her condolences -- and a wand.
Commentary: The new regulatory action by the FCC has sweeping implications for the Internet, and the price we will pay over time for this radical shift will be severe.
Samsung's easy dismissal of Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor highlights the chipmaker's weak brand power with consumers. What can Qualcomm do to raise its profile?
Commentary: The new open Internet rules are designed precisely to maintain users' Internet experience by preventing ISPs from picking winners and losers in the digital marketplace.
An annual event in San Francisco has often been where game developers come together to discuss design. Now it's one of the biggest showcases of the latest VR tech.
At least one company says smartphones don't have to be rectangular slabs.