1. The ultimate iPhone 6 drop test… from space
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-16 at 03:22:44

One of Apple's latest froze up on its way up to the stratosphere, but you'll want to see if it broke up when it came back down.

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2. Google Glass experiments are done, Nest CEO now in charge
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-16 at 00:05:00

Despite slips in consumer release windows and a sort of manufactured distaste for the people who wear it, rumors of Google Glass' death have been greatly exaggerated. If anything, Google's moonshot wearable just got another lease on life: Fortune rep...

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3. A Startup That Wants to Make Getting a Mortgage Less Tortuous
     Published by Wired on 2015-01-16 at 01:33:53

Jason van den Brand had been working in the home mortgage industry for a decade when he realized he had the power to change it. 
The post A Startup That Wants to Make Getting a Mortgage Less Tortuous appeared first on WIRED.

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4. Hotline Miami 2 designer tells fan to pirate the game in Australia if they can’t buy it
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-16 at 03:41:50

Hotline Miami 2 may be all but banned in Australia, although the game's publisher doesn't quite agree with the reasoning behind that decision, but it looks like Aussie gamers are still interested in playing the ultra-violent indie.
One of the g...

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5. Retro-futuristic iMac concept looks like an early Apple on a diet
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-16 at 03:05:58

Take an original '80s Mac, smoosh it together with an iPad and a MacBook Air and you get a Macintosh concept desktop full of modern tech and classic looks.

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6. Microsoft drops Xbox One price to $349 on Jan. 16
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-16 at 04:10:18

The Xbox One price will drop to $349 on Jan. 16, Microsoft announced today.
The new price, which Microsoft refers to as a "new promotion," sees the console return to the lower price that Microsoft instituted temporarily over the holiday seaso...

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7. The NBA’s first 4K broadcast unfortunately involves the Knicks
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-16 at 02:35:00

The good news is that what might be the first Ultra HD broadcast for a game from one of the major US sports leagues is happening right now. The bad news? That 4K game involves the currently 5 - 35 New York Knicks playing the Milwaukee Bucks in the UK...

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8. Elon Musk Will Build A Hyperloop Track For Ultra-High Speed Transport Tests
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-16 at 00:51:38

 Oh, you thought Elon Musk had moved on past the whole Hyperloop thing? That ultra high-speed transportation system he first started talking about back in 2013?
That’s understandable — it’s been a while since he’s said much ab...

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9. President Obama Is Waging a War on Hackers
     Published by Wired on 2015-01-16 at 00:58:57

Ha ha. New York Times accidentally posted their employee database to their website: SSN, passwords, and salaries:
https://t.co/1dLdUXG2tT — Rob Graham (@ErrataRob) January 14, 2015 In next week’s State of the Union address, President Obama...

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10. Fact-Checking Those Outraged Oscar Nominations Tweets
     Published by Wired on 2015-01-16 at 04:56:13

You've probably seen a lot of tweets today spouting facts about the Oscar nominations. But are they true? We decided to fact-check them to find out. 
The post Fact-Checking Those Outraged Oscar Nominations Tweets appeared first on WIRED.

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14. Linus Torvalds on why he isn’t nice: “I don’t care about you”
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-01-16 at 04:10:13

"I care about the technology and the kernel—that's what's important to me."

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15. Mobile technology has created 11 million jobs and $3.3 trillion in revenues
     Published by Venture Beat on 2015-01-16 at 01:45:30

The report chronicles the economic impact of mobile tech on the world.

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16. The PC market is reviving, and so is Intel
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-16 at 05:43:12

The world's biggest chipmaker ended 2014 on solid footing thanks in part to its reinvigorated PC business. However, Intel's mobile division remains a huge drag.

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17. The Green Bay Packers’ offensive line has a board game obsession
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-16 at 04:45:02

Behind closed doors, the Green Bay Packers have developed an obsession with the game Settlers of Catan, the Wall Street Journal reports.
"For the past two months," the Journal said, "it’s been the talk of the locker room. The number of player...

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18. Monument Valley Team Reveals The Cost And Reward Of Making A Hit iOS Game
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-16 at 02:27:10

 Games and the formula that leads to their success can be a bit of a mystery, perhaps more so on mobile. One of 2014’s big hits, both in terms of critical and audience success, was Monument Valley by ustwogames. The isometric 3D puzzler was bre...

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19. Patient 3D prints his own kidney to guide surgeons
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-16 at 05:08:00

Despite having millions of dollars of imaging technology at their disposal, surgeons often have to wait until they open a patient up before deciding the best course of action. Even for the simplest procedure, knowing the actual size and composition o...

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20. Net fix: Who’s to blame for the Net neutrality mess? Look to Verizon
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-16 at 03:26:01

Verizon fought hard to overturn 2010 rules governing Internet access. But it now faces the possibility that the FCC will impose even stricter regulations than the ones it had thrown out.

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