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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Connectors of the Year

December 30th, 2009
05:47 PM ET

This year we had some pretty interesting, controversial and exciting Connectors of the Day and as 2009 draws to a close we take a look back at some of our most memorable guests.

A look at some of our most memorable guests.

A look at some of our most memorable guests.

We will feature country pop star Taylor Swift, actress Emma Thompson, author Paulo Coelho, musician KD Lang, controversial author and academic Richard Dawkins, and former death row inmate John Thompson.

Tell us who your favorite Connectors of the Day were in 2009 and why you enjoyed them so much.

Please leave your comments below.


Filed under:  General

Tech toys – the best and worst of the decade

December 30th, 2009
03:40 PM ET

It has been a decade of explosive innovation with some unforgettable technological breakthroughs.

The noughties saw social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter take over the web giving users the ability to communicate with friends, share video and photos and update people around the world of their "status".

The Apple iPhone was one of the most popular tech toys of the year.

The Apple iPhone was one of the most popular tech toys of the year.

In 2009, video sharing site YouTube surpassed more than one billion video views per day and brought fame to people like singer Susan Boyle after more than 120 million people viewed her audition for TV show "Britain's Got Talent" online.

One of the biggest tech hits of the decade was of course the Apple iPhone. The smartphone revolutionized the way people interact with their mobile as the iPhone enabled people to download a variety of applications, listen to music, take pictures and scan the internet.

The decade also saw online music sharing, motion sensor video games and flat screen televisions take the stage - just to name a few.

Looking back on the noughties, the decade also brought some pretty forgettable gadgets.

Who will ever forget the all important answering machine or even the phone book? Remember when we used to listen to music through a Discman and go to CD stores to buy music?

We'd love to hear what you think about some of your favorite tech gadgets of the year and also some of your most memorable tech toys from the past decade that are little more than paperweights today.

Let us know what you think and post your comments below.


Filed under:  General