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2011: the year in photos

We often get asked what we've seen this year in technology, so what better way to tell the story than with a round-up of the year's photos?
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By Michael Lee, Journalist on
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Apple announced its plans to build a new campus in Cupertino, California, which looked a little bit like a spaceship.

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The annual CeBIT show saw a number of technology giants strut their stuff this year.

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AusCERT rolled around, bringing security experts from all over the nation under one roof, including a few booth babes.

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ZDNet Australia visited one of Vodafone's cell towers in North Sydney, as the carrier began to upgrade its network.

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After Cyclone Yasi, Optus and other telecommunications providers were tasked with trying to restore services to the area.

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Wikileaks fired up a rally in Sydney, taking over the streets in protest.

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NBN Co began its roll-out of 4698 metres of fibre in Kiama.

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NBN Co also opened its $32.5 million "nerve centre" in Docklands, Victoria.

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Qantas finally took receipt of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, just in time for its 91st birthday.

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We compiled a range of technology fails that ZDNet Australia and its readers have experienced.

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Apple launched the iPhone 4S, picking a saner 8am release time rather than the midnight launches that it has done in previous years.

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The Commonwealth Bank opened its new tech-filled offices on the Sydney Harbour foreshore.

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Panasonic took ZDNet Australia through the manufacturing plant for its ruggedised laptops.

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Microsoft ensured that attendees at Tech.Ed matched play with work.

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Google Australia took Google Voice to new depths by testing it underwater.

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After 30 years of calls on its network, Telstra, then Telecom, took ZDNet Australia on a trip down memory lane, showing what mobile handsets used to look like.

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ZDNet Australia took a tour around Optus' Belrose satellite facility.

Merry Christmas and happy new year, everyone!

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