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I went though my Google Analytics and found the most viewed 15 stories on 2012. Here they are starting from the most popular on down. Popularity can be a bit arbitrary, depending on whether some site picked up the story, or some other phenomena.

For what it’s worth, here were the most popular stories of 2012 on this site:

  1. Cracking Smartphone Codes (3,290). If law enforcement wants to see the data you’ve stored on your smartphone, those four digit security codes only take two minutes to crack…
  2. Sprint LTE Rollouts(2,849). The Sprint Network Vision blog lists LTE deployments and coverage maps…
  3. Open-source Tricorder (2,410). That $10 million Tricorder X-Prize from Qualcomm, to create an instrument similar to the ones used on Star Trek, got a step closer today, when Dr. Peter Jansen released the designs for his Mk 2 Tricorder, making all the specifics open source…
  4. iPhone5 World phone with LTE (2,408). Today Apple’s new iPhone 5 is being unveiled in San Francisco. Apple has now sold 400 million iOS devices through June of this year…
  5. Hotspot 2.0 (1,786). Roaming between WiFi networks and cellular carriers will be getting easier, thanks to the Hotspot 2.0 initiative…
  6. NSAs Utah Data Center (1,779). The Utah Data Center is being built for the National Security Agency, reports James Bamford in Wired. The question, of course, is how the agency defines who is, and who is not, “a potential adversary.”…
  7. Top 100 (1,728). The Top Ten wireless stories of the decade. I reached #70. I keep planning to finish it.
  8. Broadcom Announces Enterprise 802.11ac chips (1,674). Chipmaker Broadcom today launched a 802.11ac standard WiFi chip, the BCM43460, said to be the world’s first “5G” WiFi system-on-chip…
  9. Freedom-pop Connects with Sprint LTE/3g (1,671). Today FreedomPop announced that they will now have access to Sprint’s new 4G LTE network, as well as its WiMAX and 3G network…
  10. Widi: Dead Tech (1,404). Intel is flogging their WiDi technology (pronounced like “Wi-Fi”) at CES again this year…
  11. HTC ONE-S Android 4 with Bluetooth Low Energy (1,365). Bluetooth 4.0 features ultra-low power consumption, with the ability of sensors to run for years on standard, coin-cell batteries. It was first available in the iPhone 4S and the new iPad and is also available in the Galaxy S III.
  12. Haiti (1,259). The Haitian Earthquake on Jan 12, 2010, left an estimated 200,000 dead.
  13. China Mobile Announces TD-LTE Rollout (1,178). China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator with 655 million customers, has unveiled their plan to widely deploy TD-LTE across the country.
  14. Samsung Tablet (1,120). Samsung’s next great Android super phone could in the form of an 11.6” Samsung tablet…
  15. Ivy Bridge Laptops from Lenovo and Sony (1,091). Lenovo has refreshed their entire ThinkPad lineup, each sporting Intel Ivy Bridge chips, USB 3.0, and a redesigned keyboard…

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