1. Top great space moments in 2014 (pictures)
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-21 at 00:51:03

It was a big year for space exploration, from rodeo-riding a comet to getting more familiar with Mars, distant planets and the beginning of it all.

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2. Sony and the rise of state-sponsored hacking
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-21 at 01:02:16

North Korea has been blamed for one of the most destructive cyberattacks on a company in US history. It's just the latest in a string of hacks sanctioned and funded by governments.

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4. T-Mobile rolls out a software update for its HTC One M7
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-21 at 02:06:45

T-Mobile owners of the HTC One M7 smartphone could start seeing a small software update for their device over the next few days or weeks. The download will bring the version number up to 6.10.531.10.

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5. US responds to North Korean demands, tells government to ‘admit their culpability’
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-21 at 02:55:09

US officials today stood firmly by the FBI's conclusion that North Korea is responsible for the crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures that ultimately led to the cancellation of The Interview. After North Korea vehemently denied those accusati...

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6. The Internet Of Things Is Not A Shiny New Toy
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-21 at 03:30:43

 The Internet of Things is the latest, greatest new buzzword du jour and every major technology company, industrial manufacturer, big retailer and health industry player has declared the IoT to be the next big thing. Each of these industries sees a w...

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7. Lucasfilm ditches paper holiday cards for animated ‘Star Wars’ droids
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-21 at 04:05:35

For the first time in decades, Lucasfilm sends an animated holiday greeting rather than a collectible print card. The stars: crafty "Star Wars" droids R2-D2 and C1-10P Chopper.

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9. N Korea proposes joint Sony probe
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-21 at 01:21:42

North Korea proposes a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.

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10. Claim a free game and give up the right to sue over Assassin’s Creed Unity
     Published by Polygon on 2014-12-21 at 00:30:02

Those who bought the season pass for Assassin's Creed Unity are off and downloading their free game now, a make-good for Ubisoft shipping broken game that needed four patches in its first month. Game Informer offered a useful reminder that's...

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11. Nexus 9 case roundup
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-21 at 04:20:34

Keep that Nexus 9 covered When a new Android tablet like the Nexus 9 arrives, third-party cases soon follow. The folks at our store are working out exactly what we're going to carry for the Nexus 9, but we know two things about early adopters who already...

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12. Here’s what astronauts aboard Orion will see during re-entry
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-21 at 00:01:00

Most of us will never be astronauts -- sorry to break it to ya -- but we can at least pretend to be aboard the Orion capsule with this video (below the fold), courtesy of NASA. Orion's camera captured 10 minutes of footage from the time it started bl...

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13. Watch Freaks and Geeks, an Awesome Show From a More Peaceful Time
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-21 at 05:30:00

Remember Freaks and Geeks, the short-lived teen comedy produced by Judd Apatow before you knew who Judd Apatow was? The show starred Seth Rogen and James Franco some 15 years before the pair would help spark the international cyber-clusterfuck
  we know ...

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14. Hands On With The Blackberry Classic
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-21 at 02:46:20

 It’s been a long time coming: Blackberry’s return to its roots. Rather than chasing the pack, Blackberry has brought back exactly what its fans have been wanting in a package that is usable, fun, and solid. But can it save the company? I...

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15. 11 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-21 at 00:55:52

 From the Sony hack coverage to Instagram being valued at $35 billion, here are the top stories from 12/13-12/19. 1. Sony was hacked. Sony cancels the theatrical release of The Interview after threats from hackers. The FBI blames North Korea for the...

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16. Amazon and Netflix Run Full-Page NYT Ads to Push Their Big-Money Web TV Shows
     Published by Recode on 2014-12-21 at 04:46:57

The ad placements come as TV lovers head home for the holidays and get ready to binge-watch to their hearts content.

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18. Team Liquid in talks to take over as Curse title sponsor
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-21 at 03:00:43

It's the organization's first foray into League of Legends.

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19. Hozier’s "Take Me to Church" Will Haunt You But That’s a Good Thing
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-21 at 04:30:00

"Take Me to Church," the worldwide hit by Hozier, sounds like it's about religion, but it's not—not exactly. The song also sounds kind of haunting, but it's not—exactly. As Hozier told New York Magazine earlier this year, the song is about ...

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20. Naturally, someone built Notch’s Beverly Hills mansion in Minecraft
     Published by Polygon on 2014-12-21 at 03:24:58

Not a day after word spread that Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft, purchased the most expensive home in Beverly Hills, did someone recreate it in the game that has made him so wealthy.
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