1. Polygon’s 50 admirable gaming people of 2014
     Published by Polygon on 2014-12-31 at 02:30:02

Who are the people who contributed to gaming the most in 2014? Who made the positive changes that helped make it such an extraordinary year?
  
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2. Every Title in the Calvin and Hobbes Kindle Library Is $2 Right Now 
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-31 at 03:19:00

The world is full of shitty things. Bill Watterson's clever, poignant comic series Calvin and Hobbes is not one of them. And now, compendiums of the illustrated saga of a boy and his sage toy tiger available on Amazon are currently $2 for Kindle editions...

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3. Win a Bell HTC One M8!
     Published by Mobile Syrup on 2014-12-31 at 06:56:10

This is our last contest of 2014 and the HTC One M8 can be yours! HTC’s flagship One M8, the successor the popular M7, is about to be upgraded to...

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4. Play-Doh Is Sorry It Sold Your Child a Toy Penis
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-31 at 03:46:00

You know that excited, blissful feeling on Christmas morning? When you scramble downstairs with a bounce in your step and a sparkle in your eye? And then you hunker under the tree to greedily unwrap your new penis-shaped Play-Doh dispenser? Because after...

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5. You can make a 143-megapixel camera using a scanner
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-31 at 03:14:00

Scanners are really extra-large image sensors at heart, so it stands to reason that you could make a decent camera out of one. Right? Well, Dario Morelli just proved it... and then some. His homebrew medium format camera uses parts from an Epson V30-...

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6. The year of GamerGate: The worst of gaming culture gets a movement
     Published by Polygon on 2014-12-31 at 00:30:02

2014 was the year I had to reach out to local law enforcement to explain that a group had threatened to "SWAT" me, an act that consists of sending a false report to the police in the hopes that a SWAT team is sent to a specific address. This le...

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7. Samsung squeezed past Apple in consumer satisfaction for smartphones
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-31 at 04:31:00

Apple may have owned Christmas, but Samsung won the year when it came to satisfying shoppers with its phones. The latest stats from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, which surveys 70,000 consumers every year, show Samsung slightly beating out...

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8. The Interview has become 2014’s top selling movie on Google Play and YouTube
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-31 at 01:20:32

Less than a week after Sony's much-talked about movie The Interview became available to purchase or rent on the Google Play Store and YouTube, Google has now confirmed that the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy has become the top selling movie of 2014 for b...

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9. Play-Doh’s penis-shaped playset ruined Christmas for these parents
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-31 at 00:32:30

It's only the tip of the debacle.

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11. How a deceptive ad for MasterCard might have chased William Shatner off Twitter
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-31 at 00:41:32

Sponsored tweets showing up in your timeline is now an unfortunate but expected part of using Twitter. However, another of the company's sponsored ad units is leaving some high-profile Twitter users unhappy. As reported by Marketing Land, a sp...

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13. New Form of Memory Could Advance Brain-Inspired Computers
     Published by Technology Review on 2014-12-31 at 01:30:00

A new kind of computer memory could help make more capable computer chips that function more like biological brains, say IBM researchers.A new form of computer memory might help machines match the capabilities of the human brain when it comes to tasks suc...

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14. Autopsy shows that LAPD officers shot Ezell Ford in the back
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-31 at 02:12:22

Witnesses say the police had no reason to pull the trigger. Police tell a different story.

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15. Samsung announces a curved-screen all-in-one and its thinnest laptop yet
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-31 at 01:30:00

We hope you like super skinny laptops, because you're going to be seeing a hell of a lot more of them in 2015. Samsung just took the veil off its new ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook, which comes in at just 0.45 inch thick and 2.09 pounds. That's insanely compa...

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16. How NASA plans to deal with Opportunity rover’s failing flash memory
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-31 at 02:02:00

Just like your favorite USB flash drive, the memory on NASA's Opportunity rover is beginning to degrade after more than a decade on Mars. That's led to bouts of "amnesia" where the rover ends up losing data and constantly resets, both of which make a...

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17. Miley Cyrus and Chelsea Handler’s topless photos aren’t here to save you
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-31 at 01:48:55

The #FreeTheNipple campaign isn't as free as you think.

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18. The Best Apps of 2014
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-31 at 00:10:00

The smartphone in your pocket today makes whatever handset you had just two years ago look laughably bad. That's not just because of better sensors and better software; the apps that power them have improved in kind. Read more...

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19. You don’t want your sex life monitored by Internet of Things, do you?
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-31 at 05:39:07

A new study shows that people want their health monitored by gadgets. Just not all of their health.

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20. Samsung brings curved displays to the PC with new Ativ One 7
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-31 at 01:30:03

Samsung sure loves its curved display HDTVs, and now it's expanding the design trend to cover PCs as well. Today the company announced its brand new Ativ One 7 Curved, an all-in-one Windows machine that features a slight curve in its screen tha...

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