1. Jay Z defends Tidal in a Sunday afternoon tweetstorm
     Published by The Verge on 2015-04-26 at 13:05:25

Jay Z officially relaunched his streaming service Tidal last month with a bunch of other famous musicians, making it an instant target for both praise and criticism. At first, it seemed capable of giving independent artists more control over ...

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2. Nokia denies reports it plans to return to smartphones
     Published by CNet on 2015-04-26 at 10:54:42

Former handset giant calls reports it will rejoin the smartphone sector in 2016 "false."

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3. Official look at Jared Leto as the Joker from ‘Suicide Squad’
     Published by CNet on 2015-04-26 at 16:07:53

Batman's nemesis has a new look as Jared Leto becomes the Joker in all his crazy, tattooed glory.

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4. These old school electric bicycles look like a 1950s dream
     Published by The Verge on 2015-04-26 at 00:01:02

For cycling enthusiasts whose interests fall somewhere between a 10-speed and a motorcycle, electric bicycles are a pretty solid alternative. Unfortunately, sometimes e-bikes look like this. But these new retro-styled ones from Vintage Electr...

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5. iTunes Store Facilitating Donations to Support Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts
     Published by Mac Rumors on 2015-04-26 at 11:43:24

Apple today rolled out a feature through the iTunes Store that allows users to contribute to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts following the Nepal earthquake that has killed over 2,400 people.     The feature leverages the hundreds of mi...

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6. Major figures mourn Silent Hills as cancellation appears likely
     Published by Polygon on 2015-04-26 at 14:51:44

It's looking more and more like Silent Hills is canceled, with principal figures attached to the project mourning its demise on Twitter and a source telling Polygon that the game is "pretty much dead."
Last night the director Guillermo del Toro...

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7. ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’ is fast, frantic and adds a co-op campaign
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-04-26 at 11:00:00

Developer Treyarch has a good record of keeping things fresh in Call of Duty. The company started working on the franchise back in 2005. With World at War it added zombies; Black Ops went to Vietnam; Black Ops 2 traversed time and added branching nar...

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8. Software that helps power Siri is named after Iron Man’s AI, JARVIS
     Published by The Verge on 2015-04-26 at 10:29:50

Remember JARVIS, the hyper-intelligent AI from the Iron Man movies? Well, it seems Apple's engineers used that sci-fi software for some inspiration when building the backbone that powers Siri.
At an engineer meet-up last week in Cupertino, Appl...

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10. Getting started with Android Auto
     Published by Android Central on 2015-04-26 at 08:30:27

Android is everywhere. In your pocket. On your wrist. Occasionally (and unfortunately) on your face. In your living room. Even in your kitchen. And now Android is in your car. In 2014 Google announced Android Auto. And in 2015 it's become a reality.  And...

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11. Cost Obsessions Around the World, According to Google Autocomplete
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-04-26 at 09:00:00

If you ever wondered what sorts of things English-speakers are looking to buy in the Middle East, Russia or West Africa, look no further than Google, which has all of our data. That, at least, is what the cost guide website Fixr.com did, by examining the ...

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12. Stephen Hawking imagines a parallel universe where Zayn Malik is still in One Direction
     Published by The Verge on 2015-04-26 at 14:00:23

Hearts around the world were smashed to bits last month when Zayn Malik, the most mysterious One Direction member, announced he was leaving the band. The resulting emotional fallout has subsided in the following weeks, but last night, Stephen ...

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13. NASCAR’s first hydrogen-powered pace car hits the track
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-04-26 at 12:56:00

NASCAR may be dominated by gas-guzzling racers, but its pace car this weekend is decidedly kinder to the environment. The motorsport league's Sprint Cup race in Richmond on the 26th (delayed from the 25th due to rain) has Toyota's hydrogen-powered Mi...

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14. Teenager cuts nearly a third of a second off Rubik’s Cube world record
     Published by The Verge on 2015-04-26 at 15:01:29

A teenager has just lopped an impressive 0.3 seconds off the world record for solving a Rubik's Cube. Collin Burns solved a traditional (3x3) Rubik's Cube in just 5.25 seconds this weekend in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. That time beat the previo...

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15. Xiaomi Boosts Its Business In India With Strategic Investment From Tata Sons Head
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-04-26 at 02:43:42

 Xiaomi is making a push to be a local player in India. Days after unveiling its first phone customized to the South Asia country (the impressive $205 Mi 4i), Xiaomi announced that it has taken investment from leading Indian businessman Ratan Tata. R...

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16. Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Emails During White House Security Breach
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-04-26 at 11:06:00

Last October, some of President Obama’s emails were leaked to Russian hackers during a White House computer system breach, although no classified networks appear to have been accessed, the New York Times reports. Read more...

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17. This telephone touches you based on your emotions
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-04-26 at 06:00:00

Bursts of air to trigger pressure points on the hand that stimulate a particular emotional responses.

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18. Google Executive Dan Fredinburg Dies In Everest Avalanche After Nepal Earthquake
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-04-26 at 07:38:03

 Dan Fredinburg, a respected Google executive who headed privacy for Google X and lead its product management team, has died in the avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by the huge earthquake in Nepal. The natural disaster has already kille...

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19. Don’t Turn Internet Independence Into Government Dependence
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-04-26 at 07:00:03

 April marks the 20th anniversary of the commercialization of the Internet, ironically, the very same month that the Federal Communications Commission’s new Open Internet regulations were officially published, tossing the Internet into a public...

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20. Astronaut Scott Kelly watched Gravity in space last night
     Published by The Verge on 2015-04-26 at 16:10:42

So, let's say you're one month into a year-long mission on the International Space Station, and you're feeling a little bored. You decide to pop in a movie. What film do you choose?
If you're Scott Kelly, it's Gravity. The astronaut tweeted a ...

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