1. The Big Picture: The frozen US as seen from space
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-23 at 04:56:00

Wondering why February has been so mind-numbingly cold? Here's why. NASA's Terra research satellite took a snapshot on February 19th showing that much of the US has been draped in Arctic and Siberian air masses, painting the country white with snow. ...

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2. Live from the 2015 Academy Awards
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-23 at 05:37:31

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3. Astronauts Take the Best Selfies
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-23 at 05:30:00

Barry "Butch' Wilmore and Terry Virts went out for a six-and-half hour spacewalk yesterday in the continued effort to ready the International Space Station for upcoming commercial space taxis. But while the two astronauts were floating above the blue...

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4. Hack puts iPhone notifications on an Android Wear watch
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-23 at 02:45:00

Android Wear isn't going to officially support iOS devices any time soon, but that doesn't mean that the two platforms can never see eye-to-eye. Developer Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh has tweaked Android Wear to make it display an iPhone's notifications us...

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5. Ruined Fukushima Plant Leaking Radiation 70 Times Above Normal Levels
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-23 at 03:31:00

Fukushima is Japan's radiation nightmare that just won't go away. Ever since March 11, 2011, the damaged plant has been riddled with leaks and cleanup setbacks. Now Tepco, the operator of the damaged facility, says they've recorded spikes between 50-70 ti...

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6. Leading climate change denier was paid by energy companies
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-23 at 03:58:02

Wei-Hock Soon, a leading climate change denier whose work has fortified right-wing political arguments for years, was paid more than $1.2 million by energy companies, The New York Times reports. New documents uncovered by Greenpeace via the F...

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7. SSL-busting code that threatened Lenovo users found in a dozen more apps
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-02-23 at 02:15:28

"What all these applications have in common is that they make people less secure."

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8. Kanye West is making a video game about his mother
     Published by Polygon on 2015-02-23 at 01:59:49

Recording star and music awards ombudsperson Kanye West has a new endeavor: Video games. He revealed to a radio station on Friday that he's building a game as a tribute to his mother, who died in 2007.
The game will be based on West's single "...

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9. Piggybacking robot feeds you tomatoes while you run
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-23 at 06:59:00

We might have a new winner for the "world's silliest wearable" award. Japanese juice vendor Kagome has teamed up with the mechanical artists at Maywa Denki to build Petit-Tomatan, a piggybacking robot that feeds you tomatoes (which reportedly help yo...

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10. Watch Neil Patrick Harris open the Oscars with song, dance, and Anna Kendrick
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-23 at 07:22:40

With a host like Neil Patrick Harris, how could you not open the Academy Awards with a musical number? After just one monologue joke about the lack of diversity — "Tonight we honor the best and whitest — I mean brightest" — Mr. Barney St...

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11. Apple shot its Oscars ad with the iPad Air 2
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-23 at 00:54:09

Apple just debuted its Oscars ad and unsurprisingly, it's centered around making movies. The commercial features several groups of high school students as they shoot different projects using the iPad as their camera, overlaid by an inspirationa...

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12. “Suspicious male in possession of flight simulator game” lawsuit moves ahead
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-02-23 at 00:30:51

Wiley Gill drew cops' attention as Muslim convert; feds can't dismiss his case.

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14. 21 questions to answer before you start that mobile app
     Published by Venture Beat on 2015-02-23 at 01:30:59

Guest:You have an idea for a mobile app that will help extend your business and reach out to new and existing customers. Great! But before you send a development team to work on it, make sure you've asked yourself these questions.

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15. TC Is Coming To The ATL This Week!
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-02-23 at 01:36:58

 Atlanta was one of the first cities in which we held a TechCrunch Meetup. Back then, we didn’t have quite as much structure. It was called the “Southeast Mini Meetup Tour”. There was no pitch-off. No program. Back then, Matt looked...

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16. CastAR made a video imagining the future of augmented reality
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-23 at 02:16:02

It's been almost two years since we got to try out an early version of CastAR's mixed reality glasses. They were a crude prototype back then, specked with hot glue and bare chips that took one engineer 40 hours to solder. Since then, its founde...

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17. This incredibly complex ‘sculpture’ can play the violin
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-23 at 03:12:02

All too often we forget just how complex and precise the human body is. But just one look at the Ro-Bow will put it all in perspective. The violin-playing "kinetic sculpture" is the work of retired National Institute of Health mechanical engin...

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19. Samsung’s Got a Steve Jobs Problem
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-23 at 02:30:00

Welcome to Reading List, your weekly collection of great tech reads from around the web. This week we learn the problem behind Samsung's design, why America's infrastructure is rotting, and on a less grim note, get a rare peek at the technology behind Mag...

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20. Intel: Moore’s Law will continue through 7nm chips
     Published by PC World on 2015-02-23 at 01:30:00

Eventually, the conventional ways of manufacturing microprocessors, graphics chips, and other silicon components will run out of steam. According to Intel researchers speaking at the ISSCC conference this week, however, we still have headroom for a fe...

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