1. This Timelapse of Dubai Is the Dubai of Timelapses
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-17 at 01:15:00

Remember when timelapses first started hitting the internet? Simple sunsets over the word's greatest cities were enough to enthrall. This over-the-top time lapse of Dubai is a perfect reflection of its very subject: opulent, excessive, awe-inducing. Rea...

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2. Woz says the Apple Watch is art and millions will buy it
     Published by CNet on 2015-02-17 at 03:45:37

Technically Incorrect: The Apple co-founder, no fan of smartwatches, thinks the Apple Watch will be a big hit from the start.

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3. Interstellar’s fake black holes are helping actual scientific research
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-17 at 01:05:02

Whether Interstellar was a good movie or not is still up for debate, but what seems certain now is that it led to some good science. Last year, Wired magazine explained how the visual effects team behind the space blockbuster worked with theor...

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4. The Halo Needler Is Now a Real Dart Gun
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-17 at 04:15:00

Halo deathmatches are about to get real. (Except the whole dying part.) Mattel is turning the hit video game's iconic sci-fi weaponry 
  into awesome toy dart guns. First up: The infamous Needler. Read more...

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5. The NSA hides surveillance software in hard drives
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-17 at 02:28:00

It's been known for a while that the NSA will intercept and bug equipment to spy on its soon-to-be owners, but the intellgency agency's techniques are apparently more clever than first thought. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered ap...

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7. How “omnipotent” hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years—and were found at last
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-02-17 at 00:30:23

"Equation Group" ran the most advanced hacking operation ever uncovered.

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8. Suite of Sophisticated Nation-State Attack Tools Found With Connection to Stuxnet
     Published by Wired on 2015-02-17 at 00:30:57

CANCUN, Mexico—The last two years have been filled with revelations about NSA surveillance activities and the sophisticated spy tools the agency uses to take control of everything from individual systems to entire networks. Now it looks like researc...

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9. 25 of the Most Desirable Objects Ever Made
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-17 at 01:15:00

We're surrounded by scores of gadgets so well-designed it's almost impossible not to fall in love with some of them. I wanted to share some of my personal favorites. The following set of images serves as a confession for me; call me crazy, but I adore the...

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10. An in-depth look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-17 at 03:00:00

By now, you will have heard at least something about Windows 10, the next iteration of Microsoft's OS that aims to create a unified experience across all the devices it'll eventually inhabit: everything from PCs and laptops to tablets and phones. Mic...

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11. The only fun fact about Apollo 13’s dramatic failure is this invoice
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-17 at 01:40:00

I didn't know about this fun factoid: On April, 1970, the Grumman Aerospace Corporation—manufacturers of the Lunar Module—sent a $312,421.24 bill to North American Rockwell—who made the service module that malfunctioned in the Apollo 13 mission—fo...

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12. Bank Security Is So Bad That a Simple Phishing Scam Can Cost $1 Billion
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-17 at 04:05:00

In potentially the largest bank heist on record, an Eastern European hacker ring is stealing an estimated $1 billion from banks by infecting computers with malware 
  and siphoning money. But how the hackers infiltrated these banks speaks to a much bigge...

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13. The Computer Simulation That Almost Started World War III
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-17 at 04:50:00

Remember the 1983 movie WarGames? The film is about a computer "game" with the potential to start thermonuclear war. But strangely this scenario is more truth than fiction. Because in 1979 programmers at NORAD almost started World War III when t...

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14. Windows 10 Will Help Kill the Password for Good
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-17 at 02:40:00

A consortium of tech companies adopted a new standard  
 in December intended to usher in a more secure future without the hassle of passwords. On Friday, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will incorporate those specifications, enabling new biometric id...

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15. The ways people described computers in the 1990s are hilarious
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-02-17 at 03:33:05

In the 1990s, the internet was a hard-to-explain concept to people. Even though it’s commonplace now, the idea of electronic mail and being able to surf endless amounts of information without using an encyclopedia was quite foreign. Many books, videos ...

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16. Updating your apps through Google Play
     Published by Android Central on 2015-02-17 at 01:55:43

Keeping your apps up-to-date  Now that you have some great apps installed on your Android — whether you have just a few or have went wild and installed all the apps — you'll want to keep them all up to date. Apps get updated for different reasons. So...

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17. Alejandro Jodorowsky will give you fake money for backing his new film on Kickstarter
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-17 at 03:21:46

Alejandro Jodorowsky, the avant-garde filmmaker whose gorgeous vision of Dune was famously never brought to screen, has headed to Kickstarter to find backers for his next movie. Jodorowsky hopes to make a follow up to 2013's The Dance of Rea...

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18. Facebook still suspending Native Americans over ‘real name’ policy
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 00:40:44

Unlike Katy Perry’s Left Shark, many have to provide multiple forms of ID to prove they are who they say they are in latest row over controversial policy Continue reading...

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