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Daily Run Down 2010 Year in Review

2010 was a year of many thing from Apple’s iPad to WikiLeaks. To Commemorate the end of 2010 I thought I’d give you a list of the top stories of 2010.

  • Age of the Solar System needs to be recalculated.
  • MSNBC purchased which has flourished.
  • The Google Nexus One was released in January followed by the Nexus S in December.
  • Netflix became a huge competitor in the streaming video space.
  • The Google Versus China standoff.
  • Haiti was hit by a 7.0 Earthquake that devastated the Nation, but donations were plentiful.
  • HTML5 became mainstream with YouTube.
  • Jammie Thomas’ RIAA Case continued.
  • WikiLeaks, WikiLeaks and more WikiLeaks.
  • The Apple iPad and the re-invigoration of the Tablet market.
  • Facebook has grown and re-designed a couple of times.
  • E-Readers, iBooks, and others make a splash with joined the party.
  • Three Tesla Engineers died in a plane crash.
  • ACTA, the Document that started WikiLeaks, is leaked.
  • Microsoft’s Comeback with Windows 7.
  • Scientists officially declare that an Asteroid wiped out the Dinosaurs .
  • The US Army dropped bayonets from their training.
  • The First Poisonous bird was discovered.
  • Food Chain Subway begins selling breakfast.
  • The Battle for High Fructose Corn Syrup’s acceptance and how it is not the same as regular sugar.
  • The Search for the Origins of the Universe finally get underway with the Large Hadron Collider.
  • The numerous Mines that had issues, missing persons, explosions across the entire world.
  • Spying with Webcams and the lawsuit that followed.
  • The ‘I Lost my Phone in a Bar’ debacle.
  • HP’s rescue of Palm.
  • The Gulf Oil Spill disaster.
  • The Revival of Mac Gaming through Steam.
  • Social Networking explodes with Twitter, Facebook, and FourSquare.
  • Apple’s iPhone and subsequent Antennagate.
  • Google unleashes Chrome OS.
  • The Proliferation of ‘4G’ Wireless.
  • Larry King, CNN Commentator, retires after 25 years.
  • NSA spying on US Citizens was uncovered.
  • The 2010 World Cup and it’s final game.
  • The Answer to the ‘Chicken vs. Egg’ debate was solved.
  • Driverless Cars were demonstrated to go across a continent.
  • The End of a Photography era.
  • Country Stars, Brooks & Dunn retired.
  • HDCP was cracked permanently.
  • 3D Movies began showing in earnest, with at home options.
  • The Failing of the Pirate Party to enter Swedish Parliament.
  • Microsft’s Windows Phone 7 is released.
  • It was found that the Bubonic plague caused the Black Death.
  • iOS 4.2’s unification of the iOS devices.
  • Postulation arose that all life on Earth was from an Alien Race.
  • The Beatles were finally available for download.
  • Microsoft’s ‘Project Natal’ renamed Kinect was launched to huge success.
  • Hornets were found to be solar powered.
  • We found out that e-mail is protected by the Fourth-Amendment of the US Constitution.
  • The US has repealed the ‘Don’t ask Don’t Tell’ policy for the Military.

Among the top stories are also some notable deaths, this is not a completely list of course, but it’s just a sampling

Notable Deaths:

Look for our regular stories again tomorrow. If an important story has been missed from the year, please leave it in the comments.

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Daily Run Down 10/31/2010

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

Current News:

  • Cablevision and Fox have reached a deal, in ‘principle’.
  • Microsoft has given about 90,000 phones to employees and Professional Developer conference members.
  • Yemeni officials tipped off United Arab of Emerites officials regarding the mailed bombs .
  • Amazon Indians have been struck by a deadly epidemic in Venezuela.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab has reached the FCC.
  • The Fall update for Xbox Subscribers is arriving tomorrow, November 1st.
  • Here is some video from the Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Rally in Washington, D.C..
  • A Federal lawsuit is claiming that a teacher was fired for reporting Sexual Abuse of a student.
  • The Hundred Year Starship initiative plans to put people on Mars by 2030.

Historical News:

  • In 1861, Union General Winfield Scott resigns.
  • In 1917, the Battle of Beersheba is the last successful cavalry charge in history.
  • In 1920, Author and Jockey Dick Francis is born.
  • In 1926, Magician Harry Houdini dies.
  • In 1931, News Anchor Dan Rather is born.
  • In 1936, American Actor Michael Landon is born.
  • In 1940, The Battle of Britain ends.
  • In 1941, Mount Rushmore is completed.
  • In 1961, Joseph Stalin’s body is removed from Lenin’s Tomb.
  • In 1942, Actor David Ogden Stiers is born.
  • In 1993, Actor River Phoenix dies.
  • Every year, All Hallows Eve is celebrated.

Look for more stories tomorrow. If an important story has been missed please leave it in the comments.

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Daily Run Down: 02-14-2010

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

  • YouTube turns five years old today.
  • Linux is not ready for the new 4096-byte sectors on some hard drives.
  • Adobe has put an anonymous hold on the HTML5 spec, because it competes with Flash.
  • Author Dick Francis has died at the age of 89.
  • Northern Illinois University is planning a vigil on the 2nd anniversary of the shooting rampage there.
  • Film Director Kevin Smith has been classified as ‘too fat’ and a ‘safety risk’ by Southwest Airlines.

Look for more stories tomorrow.