Technological innovations lay at the heart of many of last year's biggest stories -- from citizen-recorded videos that fanned the flames of the Arab Spring to the social-media organized Occupy movement. So what new technologies – and unexpected uses of them – will change social habits and relationships this year? Here are four 2012 technology trends that are sure to play a role:
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Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters marched Thursday morning to the New York Stock Exchange, as the movement reaches its two-month anniversary.
National Grid and other utility companies are reporting more than 200,000 customers in New York without power after an October snow storm downed power lines in the northeast.
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