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Anthony Weiner gets a new handle on Twitter

Sometimes, it's cathartic to return to the place of your demise. Anthony Weiner very much hopes so, as he comes back to Twitter with a new feed in his hunger for higher things.

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Facebook actually sorry for banning breastfeeding pic

Facebook and those mothers who wish to post breastfeeding pictures have had a long battle. In the case of one activist, she actually gets an apology for having breastfeeding pictures removed.

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Statistics wizard Nate Silver gives his Oscar predictions

Silver calculates that "Argo" is a lock to take home the best-picture Oscar, and Steven Spielberg will top Ang Lee for best director.

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CNET's Next Big Thing: Are we all too connected?

At CES 2013 in Las Vegas, tech industry stars discuss the benefits -- and pitfalls -- of an increasingly connected world.

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Predicting the most unlikely tech events that will happen in 2013

Mobile, mobile, mobile. That's where everything is going, so the clever people conclude. But surprises do sometimes happen. Big surprises.

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Say what: The top tech quotes of 2012

It was a year that brought us the futuristic Google Glass and an irate Ira Glass, messed-up maps and a picture-perfect Mars mission, Windows 8 and Apple-Samsung hate. Here's how we heard it.

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Nate Silver

Yes, President Obama won re-election in November. But another big winner this year was big data -- and its patron saint, Nate Silver.

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Are TV extended warranties worth it?

Every store will try to sell you an extended warranty "service plan." Are they a good buy?

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The man with the election's winning numbers

week in review Statistician correctly predicts winner in all 50 states, while Apple patent lawsuit against Motorola gets tossed. Also: is an Xbox Surface gaming tablet in the works?

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Correction: Among the top election quants, Nate Silver reigns supreme

The chart in this story originally misreported the number of points by which TPM PollTracker was off in Florida. The correct figure is 1.7 points.

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This CNET chart shows that, among polling aggregators, FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver was more accurate than anyone on Election Day.

Among the top election quants, Nate Silver reigns supreme

Not only did FiveThirtyEight's Silver pick all 50 state winners in the presidential race, he also beat out his polling aggregator rivals for sheer margin of accuracy.

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President Obama and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg at 2012 Facebook Town Hall, April 20th, 2011

The post-election tech tally: Winners and losers

Here's who rose and fell from a technology standpoint after one of the most fascinating political races to the finish line in memory.

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