Technology isn't just part of News Stream, it's also something we love to cover.
So when we were asked to put together a special edition of the show with the top tech stories of the year, it was both very easy to pick the stories we thought were important... and very hard to leave out stories we loved but just couldn't fit.
You can watch the whole show here, divided into six parts.
PART 1: Breaking down the smartphone Patent Wars with The Verge's Nilay Patel; Microsoft launches Windows 8
PART 2: Privatizing space and exploring Mars
Of course, there's only so much we can fit into the show, and there are plenty of tech stories from 2012 that just didn't make the cut.
We didn't talk about the iPad mini, or the rise of Chinese smartphones. Nor did we include the viral video that inspired change, Kony 2012... or the viral gaming sensation where zombies want your brains, DayZ. We didn't include the impact of social media on the U.S. presidential election, the apparent appearance of the Higgs Boson, or the U.S. military's pain ray, or even this adorable group of flying robots that make music.
The truth is the most significant tech story of 2012 may well be something we missed entirely; a story whose true importance we'll only know in the years ahead. It could be a scientific breakthrough that enables technologies that currently only exist in dreams, or the start of a company in a college dorm room that could define our future.
Either way, I look forward to what 2013 brings us.
Catch News Stream with Kristie Lu Stout weekdays at 8pm HKT/ 1pm GMT / 8am ET on CNN International.