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2010: A year in technology

From the release of the iPhone 4 and iPad to Wikileaks, China, and the war over net neutrality, Jack Riley looks back at a tumultuous year in the tech world.

As you'd expect from the dizzying pace of technological progress this century, this year has seen yet more of our fantasies about the future become reality; some positive, like the release of the dazzlingly slick iPad and latest iPhone, and others less savoury, like revelations about state-sponsored hacking and arguments over the value of net neutrality.

This is only a brief rundown of all of the major releases and developments in what's been an unarguably busy year for web geeks and gadget-lovers alike. Let us know any stories we've missed in the comments below, and fill us in on your predictions for 2011, which we'll include in a follow-up piece closer to the new year.

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