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The 10 Hottest Geek Moments of the Summer

Sep 3 2013 - 9:53am

It's been an action-packed Summer here in geekland, which is why we've rounded up the hottest moments in technology and geek culture, just in case you were lounging on a white chaise like Marissa Mayer in Vogue for the past three months. Relive all the best stories out of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference and Comic-Con, then read up on what went down with the NSA, NASA's 2013 astronaut class, and all of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 details.

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

At Apple's Christmas in July [1], the Worldwide Developers Conference, the next generation mobile operating software iOS 7 was revealed, as well as Mac OS X Mavericks, iRadio, and more.

Comic Con 2013

At this year's Comic-Con International [2], geekthrobs Matt Smith, Kit Harington, and Steve Yeun took to the stage, Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch almost spilled the beans, and Eleven went on a Doctor Who farewell tour.

We also interviewed Stan Lee, the cast of Adventure Time, the boys of Orphan Black, and the cast of The World's End.

Instagram Video

Instagram introduced video to its square-shaped, filtered mobile photography platform. The Internet quickly reacted: Team Instagram or Team Vine [3]?

NSA Data-Collecting Revealed

In June, The Washington Post published documents revealing a secret National Security Agency program called PRISM [4] that tapped into user information from Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Google, and more.

PlayStation 4

The PS4, which was announced in February, finally revealed the console hardware, tech specs, and release date. We pitted Sony's gaming system against the Xbox One [5].

The 2013 Astronaut Class

NASA introduced its 2013 class of astronaut candidates [6], and of the eight available positions, four were incredible female scientists.

Xbox One

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo, we learned even more about the Xbox One [7]: its pricing and availability.

Marissa Mayer in Vogue

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer graced the pages of Vogue [8] — and not everyone was thrilled with her come-hither pose.

The Twelfth Doctor

The rumors were right! The twelfth doctor is Peter Capaldi [9], who once played a World Health Organization doctor, otherwise known as . . . W.H.O. Doctor. Mind. Blown.

Doctor Who Meets the Daleks

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla paid a royal visit to the Doctor Who studio [10], where actors Matt Smith and Jenna Louise-Coleman were happy to take the two on a tour around the TARDIS.

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