1. NSA’s collection of phone-call data could be cut off for a time
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-23 at 17:12:36

As a key deadline approaches, the US Senate votes against extending a controversial National Security Agency program -- but votes down a bill designed to reform it.

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2. Gesture controls and how to use them in Cyanogen OS
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-23 at 14:30:17

Cyanogen gestures means your screen doesn't need to be on for your phone to be useful.   There are a handful of amazingly clever ideas out there for accessing certain parts of your phone as quickly as possible. Motorola's double screwdriver twist to launc...

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3. While You Were Offline: We’d Like to Buy Furiosa a Coke
     Published by Wired on 2015-05-23 at 05:00:35

This week the Internet showed us that we were shortchanged by puberty.
The post While You Were Offline: We’d Like to Buy Furiosa a Coke appeared first on WIRED.

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4. Daimler and Qualcomm team up on connected car tech
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-23 at 12:56:00

Car companies aren't usually good at wireless tech, and wireless companies aren't great with cars -- if you want to make wireless-savvy vehicles, you'll probably need some teamwork. Accordingly, Daimler and Qualcomm have forged a partnership that sho...

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5. 12 reasons you should never launch a startup in Boston
     Published by Venture Beat on 2015-05-23 at 14:00:24

GUEST: Unless you're looking for opportunity, success, and a supportive ecosystem, steer clear of Boston.

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6. 11 Apple Watch Health Apps That Will Get You Moving
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-23 at 10:00:08

 The Watch marks an interesting time in the wearable fitness space, in particular. Health and fitness trackers like Jawbone Up and Fitbit have dominated much of that space in the last few years. Read More

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7. Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-23 at 06:04:00

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harnes...

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9. This Insane Luxury Hotel Will Transform Mecca into Disneyland
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-23 at 08:00:00

Mecca—the ancient holy city that’s been the site of Islamic pilgrimages for millennia—is being turned into Disneyland. Helping complete its transformation? This 2,000 foot-tall hotel, which will tower over the city like a desert fortress on steroids...

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10. The bizarre and often hilarious world of Grand Theft Auto V mods
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-23 at 07:13:39

Just a month into its PC release, Grand Theft Auto V mods are here -- and they're weird, over-the-top and hysterical. Here are just a few of our favorite mods and instructions on how you can mod Grand Theft Auto V yourself.

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11. Space Photos of the Week: A Star Named Nasty
     Published by Wired on 2015-05-23 at 05:00:00

Space Photos of the Week, May 17-23. A beautiful shot of the Medusa Nebula and a star named Nasty. 
The post Space Photos of the Week: A Star Named Nasty appeared first on WIRED.

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12. Upgrading to leather: Taking your LG G4 to the next level
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-23 at 06:35:35

Gone with plastic out of the box? It's easy to swap in a more premium back panel for your G4 In the weeks a head, thousands if not millions of buyers in the West will be getting their hands on the LG G4 in both plastic and leather flavors. But with the c...

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13. We talked to the guy who’s reenacting Forrest Gump’s cross-country run
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-05-23 at 08:30:00

He'll run 3,200 miles in 100 days.


14. Man says Wii burned him out of his home
     Published by Polygon on 2015-05-23 at 10:08:23

A Colorado man who lives in his RV says his Wii burned it and everything he owns. That's a picture of it, above, after the blaze.
Insurance adjusters will use an X-ray to examine the console to determine if it was actually the source of the fir...

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15. Star Trek fan gives William Riker the hilarious, strange TV show he deserves
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-23 at 09:45:51

The world was never graced with a Star Trek spinoff series devoted to commander William Riker's escapades, but one YouTuber is giving us a tantalizing taste of what could have been. The (brief) pilot episode of Riker is cobbled together from T...

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16. Artist adds poop emoji to selfie sticks to remind us of mortality
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-23 at 02:35:00

As depressing as it may be, selfie sticks are inescapable despite how many places ban them. It's a sad truth of the future we live in. But! An enterprising artist by the name of Pablo Garcia has figured out a way to "reduce vainglory and self-importa...

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17. Ask AC: Do I need a special cable for Android Auto?
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-23 at 09:00:31

As we trudge through the early days of Android Auto, one question tends to pop up more than others in our Android Auto forums. And that is this: Do you need a special cable to use Android Auto?

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18. ‘Tomorrowland’ in Dolby Cinema: the best picture I’ve seen in a theater
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-23 at 04:57:34

In the Dolby Cinema presentation of Disney's "Tomorrowland," fiber-optic-fed laser light engines, 4K resolution, HDR contrast and Atmos sound combine to create a breathtaking cinema experience. Tomorrow's theater experience can't come home soon enough.

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19. CIA shuts down program using spy satellites to track climate change
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-23 at 17:02:00

For most of the past two decades, a handful of climate change scientists have had the CIA's MEDEA (Measurement of Earth Data for Environmental Analysis) program as an ace in the hole: they could draw on classified info from spy satellites and subs to...

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20. Bad Lip Reading gives us the redneck Avengers drama we didn’t know we wanted
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-05-23 at 15:09:49

God bless them redneck Avengers.



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