In Pictures: The 31 weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2012

From Google Android development to crazy iPhone stunts, it’s been a busy year

Police in California are battling a rash of swatting calls directed at celebrities. You’ll recall that swatting is the dangerous scam where hoax callers report crimes in progress, triggering the dispatch of officers including SWAT teams. Simon Cowell, Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber have all been targeted in recent months, according to

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