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.
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.
With Invisible Girlfriend and Invisible Boyfriend, you can show off a make-believe mate to get family and friends off your back. Crave's Bonnie Burton explains why that's so tempting.
Technically Incorrect: The company's goal is, as is so often the case, to spread positivity. So its Super Bowl ad wants to do that. But surely the Internet is one step too far.
Technically Incorrect: In a Super Bowl ad for the BMW i3, the two famous presenters look back to 1994 when they didn't know what the rudiments of the tech world were. They still apparently don't.
The Taiwanese company, which supplies mobile chips in Asia, is gearing up for an expansion into the US. That could mean more affordable smartphone options.
KATSU, a graffiti artist, is mounting a new show at a New York gallery. On display will be a portrait of Mark Zuckerberg made from the artist's own feces.
The first 300 people in line at this month's big-screen showings will take home a poster depicting iconic moments from the hit fantasy series.