1. US officials ID North Korea as source of Sony Pictures hack
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-18 at 04:45:00

According to CNN, NBC, and the New York Times, US officials will announce tomorrow that they've identified North Korea as the source behind a massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures. As a result of threats tied to the attack, Sony Pictures today ca...

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2. The Force is with this ‘Star Wars’-themed light show
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-18 at 02:03:40

Music teacher and director Tom BetGeorge has put together a light show set to "Star Wars" tracks. It even includes a little lightsaber action.

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3. Fire Phone update focuses on camera, calling and messaging features
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-18 at 04:45:01

Amazon is rolling out a major update to its Fire Phone smartphone. The update is hitting both the AT&T model as well as the unlocked GSM edition. Amazon promises an improved camera experience, support for more keyboard languages, call blocking, custo...

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4. Motorola deal takes Moto X 2014 down to $50 on Verizon
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-18 at 02:28:40

If you're looking for a sweet deal on the 2014 Moto X for Verizon Wireless, Motorola is now offering the phone for $49.99 with a two-year contract. According to Motorola, the deal is good through December 31. For those who prefer not to sign a contract, ...

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5. Sony cancels The Interview release after theaters pull out
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-18 at 03:27:11

Sony is canceling The Interview's planned theatrical release in response to all major US theater chains deciding not to show the film after attacks were threatened. "In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the f...

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9. 10 things to know about the Motorola Droid Turbo
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-18 at 04:29:43

Get to know the ins and outs of this year's flagship Droid phone The Droid line on Verizon is synonymous with power, features, and hyped-up branding — and the latest flagship in the line, the Droid Turbo from Motorola, is no exception. Like a Moto X wi...

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11. MoviePass lands deal with AMC theaters for subscription movie service
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-18 at 02:43:26

MoviePass has finally signed on a big partner for its unique subscription service, which lets moviegoers see one film every day for a flat monthly total. AMC, the second-largest movie theater chain in North America, will pilot a partnership wi...

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12. Microsoft likens Google to knucklehead, then changes its mind
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-18 at 05:47:58

A blog post, critical of Google Apps and written by a senior product manager at Microsoft, appears, and then disappears. But why?

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13. Google’s End-To-End Email Encryption Tool Gets Closer To Launch
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-18 at 00:37:56

 More than half a year ago, Google announced that it was working on an email encryption Chrome plugin that would make it very easy for anybody to encrypt their emails. Now, it looks like this tool is getting a bit closer to launch.
While it’s ...

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14. Navy drone swims like a shark to spy on foes
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-18 at 01:19:00

It's hard to covertly gather intelligence on the open seas; conventional drones and submarines make it rather obvious that something's up. The US Navy might just have a stealthier option with its experimental GhostSwimmer drone, which recently finish...

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16. BlackBerry’s Classic throwback isn’t just a gimmick
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-18 at 00:45:00

BlackBerry's "Classic" phone is a curious bit of fan-service, a seemingly conciliatory blend of old and new designed to appeal to Waterloo's die-hards. It might seem a little odd that the company would choose to go all retro on us in 2014, but there'...

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18. Sprint faces federal lawsuit over illegal ‘cramming’
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-18 at 04:37:16

A federal consumer protection agency is suing Sprint over allegations that it allowed third-party companies to "cram" customers' bills with fraudulent charges.

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19. ICANN e-mail accounts, zone database breached in spearphishing attack
     Published by ARS Technica on 2014-12-18 at 02:17:40

Password data, other personal information of account holders exposed.

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