1. Dota 2 is Steam’s first game with 1 million users playing at the same time
     Published by Polygon on 2015-02-16 at 00:50:00

Dota 2 broke the 1 million mark for concurrent users this weekend — that figure means people signed in and playing the game at the same time — and is the first to do so in Steam history.
That's easily dwarfed by the numbers that League of ...

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2. Apple’s former CEO says Samsung’s marketing power can’t match Apple’s
     Published by CNet on 2015-02-16 at 01:22:35

John Sculley may have been the one who pushed out Steve Jobs from Apple, but he also ushered in one of the most famous commercials. Sculley talks to CNET about Samsung's marketing efforts, Apple Watch, Tim Cook and more.

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3. The Remnants of an Exploding Star Are Beautiful Outer Space Chaos
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-16 at 06:00:00

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory snapped this image of the aftermath of a thermonuclear explosion of a white dwarf star. According to NASA:Read more...

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4. Facebook’s new ads aren’t as friendly as they seem
     Published by CNet on 2015-02-16 at 01:09:47

Technically Incorrect: In new emotive ads, Facebook claims to be the home of all that is good and open. But is it?

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5. This 25-Year-Old Computer Just Sold for $23,000 on eBay
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-16 at 01:40:00

The Apple 1 is the most sought after collector piece of computing hardware. It is the Action Comics No. 1 of retro computing. The first appearance of Superman. The one that started it all. But if there was to be a No. 2, it would be this guy—the Commodo...

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6. Board a ‘Star Trek’ dating site and find someone Worf falling for
     Published by CNet on 2015-02-16 at 00:04:07

Are you a clingy Klingon or a doomed Red Shirt when it comes to dating? Instead of playing Picard-to-get, look for love logically on a site that takes an extra-personalized approach to "Star Trek" matchmaking.

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7. White House. Red Chair. Obama Meets Swisher.
     Published by Recode on 2015-02-16 at 02:02:58

Full transcript of Kara Swisher's interview with President Obama

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8. Turing And The Increasingly Important Case For Theory
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-02-16 at 03:30:37

 Like many in Silicon Valley, I recently saw Morten Tyldum’s “The Imitation Game”. Admittedly, I have a soft spot for underdog academic narratives and actually teared up. However, I couldn’t shake the feeling the film pigeonho...

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9. FAA offers framework to legalize commercial — but not delivery — drones
     Published by CNet on 2015-02-16 at 01:20:41

The long-awaited rules for unmanned aircraft could open the door for much more regular use of the devices. However, delivery drones don't fit in the new proposed regulations.

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10. Check this Play Store setting before you do anything else
     Published by Android Central on 2015-02-16 at 00:11:51

App shortcuts are great, but can quickly overwhelm your homescreens  There are a few important settings in the Google Play Store app on your phone or tablet. Settings that keep the kids (or yourself) from making random in-app purchases, or content filter...

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11. One Year In, Nadella Is Planning Microsoft’s Long And Short Game
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-02-16 at 03:01:23

 Golfers like to talk about their long game and their short game. Maybe it’s useful to look at Microsoft’s strategy that way too. Since Satya Nadella took over just over a year ago as CEO at Microsoft, he has started to redirect the compa...

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12. Apple is building a dream team for … everything
     Published by Venture Beat on 2015-02-16 at 00:00:33

Obsessed with mobile growth? Join us February 23-24 when we reveal the best technologies and strategies to help your company grow on mobile. It all takes place at our 5th annual Mobile Summit at the scenic Cavallo Point Resort in Sausalito, CA. See if you...

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13. How Pan Am Became King of International Travel, and How It Lost It All
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-16 at 02:35:00

Welcome to Reading List, your weekly collection of most-read work from around the web. Valentine's Day is behind us and the gruesome work week hangs over all our heads, but for now we can take solace in a story detailing the rise of fall of great American...

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14. See the submarine NASA wants to send to Saturn’s moon Titan
     Published by CNet on 2015-02-16 at 01:55:19

Spaceships are great, but to explore the weird world that is Titan, a space sub might make more sense. Fortunately, NASA is already working on a design.

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15. Weekly poll results: Do you use Google+?
     Published by Android Central on 2015-02-16 at 04:30:12

Who is using Google's social platform? Google's own social platform Google+ is something of a dark horse in the social media world, and many have called it a failure for not attracting enough of their real-life contacts to replace Facebook or Twitter. Ho...

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16. Google is giving companies a break on security disclosures
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-16 at 03:29:00

Google's Project Zero is supposed to goad companies into patching software security flaws before they pose a threat, but that's not exactly how the effort has panned out. As Apple and Microsoft will tell you, the strict 90-day disclosure deadline som...

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17. Startups, Late-Stage Valuations, And Bull
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-02-16 at 05:50:49

 Bill Gurley, a general partner at Benchmark, makes news mostly because he says what other venture capitalists will tell you while drunk, but does so while on the record. It’s refreshing in a way. Most recently, Gurley made the point that the ...

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18. LG executives indicted for vandalizing Samsung washing machines
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-16 at 03:12:02

An LG Electronics executive has been indicted by prosecutors in South Korea on charges of vandalizing high-end Samsung washing machines, The Wall Street Journal reports. Jo Seong-jin, head of LG's home appliances division, is accused of delib...

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19. The Top 6 Fictional Robot Fights We’d Definitely Want to Watch
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-16 at 00:40:00

For near a decade, humanity's thirst for gladiatorial robot fighting went unsatiated when BattleBots went off the air. But with this month's joyous announcement 
  that BattleBots would be returning to television, those memories of robot-on-robot violence...

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20. While You Were Offline: Jon Stewart Breaks the Internet’s Heart
     Published by Wired on 2015-02-16 at 06:30:35

If there's one lesson to learn from the Internet this week, it's that you really shouldn't interrupt Beck at awards shows. No, wait; It's that you shouldn't be like Diplo when it comes to dealing with criticism for doing a crappy thing. No, no, no: It's r...

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