1. Verizon says the Nexus 6 is ‘coming soon,’ for what that’s worth
     Published by Android Central on 2015-02-04 at 01:39:38

The Nexus 6 has been coming to Verizon, well, since it was announced in October 2014. Only it hasn't actually been made available on Verizon. And it's still not available on Verizon. But now Verizon's website actually says that it's "coming soon," which r...

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2. Severed-thumb USB thumbdrive is disgustingly literal
     Published by CNet on 2015-02-04 at 02:46:32

A promotional USB drive in the guise of a detached thumb is both gross and magnificent at the same time.

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3. Sprint bundles iPhone and iPad into $100 lease
     Published by CNet on 2015-02-04 at 00:29:28

From now to early April, customers can save $17 a month by bundling Sprint's iPhone and iPad programs.

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4. Watch a live stream of the only remaining McDonald’s hamburger in Iceland
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-04 at 03:10:38

The last surviving order of a McDonald's hamburger and fries made in Iceland is now viewable via live stream. Purchased on October 30th, 2009, the meal is roughly five-and-a-quarter years old. Its original owner, Hjörtur Smárason, purchased ...

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5. ARM’s latest processor design puts fast 4K graphics on your phone
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-04 at 01:30:00

You've probably heard no end of hype for 4K video on TVs and computers, and now it's about to invade your phone... at least, so long as ARM has its way. The company just took the wraps off of Cortex-A72, a processor reference design that promises a h...

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6. Google Search can now tell you how much that mortgage you’re considering will really cost you
     Published by Android Central on 2015-02-04 at 03:50:22

Google's always building handy new features into Google Search, and now they're adding a mortgage calculator to the mix. Ask Google how much a 5.015 percent interest rate over 30 years on a $265,000 mortgage will cost you in the end and it will tell you....

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7. Pope Francis is holding a Google Hangout this week
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-04 at 04:41:08

For a few years now, Google has been using Hangouts to connect the public with celebrities and world leaders, from David Beckham to President Obama. This week, Google has grabbed another huge figure: Pope Francis. Francis will chat with childr...

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8. This Tiny Key-Code Flash Drive PIN Protects Your Files—for a Price
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-04 at 01:15:00

Tiny capacious flash drives not only make it easy to carry gigs and gigs of data wherever you go, they also makes it easy to lose gigs and gigs of data. So if you've had more flash drives go MIA than you prefer to remember, Toshiba will now let you passw...

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9. Introducing ‘Joystiq X Engadget’: A new beginning
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-04 at 03:30:00

There is no end. A new beginning starts today: "Joystiq X Engadget" is the temporary name for a long-term home. A new place to laugh along with us on Twitch streams; a new place to commiserate when all the games are broken; a new place to celebrate w...

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10. Tumblr raises the alarm for net neutrality
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-04 at 02:03:01

Between the SOPA blackout and the day of action for net neutrality, big names on the internet like Reddit, Netflix, and Tumblr have harnessed their vast platforms to call their users into action. Today, Tumblr continued that recent tradition ...

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11. NASA plans mission to Jupiter’s extraordinary moon Europa
     Published by CNet on 2015-02-04 at 03:10:03

NASA's administrator confirms the space agency is moving ahead with plans to send a spacecraft to Europa, a moon that may hide a vast ocean under its icy surface.

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12. Here’s how to control a Tesla with your Apple Watch
     Published by CNet on 2015-02-04 at 00:15:14

A software development company has created an app for the forthcoming Apple Watch that gives Tesla owners car control powers.

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14. 4 out of 5 Store-Brand Herbal Supplements Don’t Even Contain the Herb
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-04 at 00:20:00

The New York State Attorney General sent cease and desist letters today to GNC, Walmart, Target, and Walgreens for selling store brand herbal supplements that, well, straight up lied about what's inside them. DNA tests found that four out of five herbal ...

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15. Farewell, Radio Shack, and Farewell to the Twentieth Century
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-04 at 00:30:00

Last year, the Radio Shack in my neighborhood burned to the ground. We waited months for it to be rebuilt, and at last (joy!) it was — now I can walk up the street and buy weird connector cables and Arduino kits again. Unfortunately, Radio Shack the co...

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16. The book cover that judges you back
     Published by CNet on 2015-02-04 at 06:10:51

If you judge this book by its cover, it will refuse to open until you can approach it without prejudice.

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17. League of Legends competition places discriminatory limit on LGBTQ players
     Published by Polygon on 2015-02-04 at 01:10:03

Esports league Garena Philippines is limiting the number of lesbian, gay and transgender women who can can compete in its women's League of Legends tournament, saying that some players "may probably have some unfair advantage" if they're LGBTQ....

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18. The History of the Anti-Vaccine Movement Explains Our Terrifying Future
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-04 at 02:15:00

Vaccines are not part of some evil plot to poison our children. But there are plenty of terribly misguided people who believe they are! And their beliefs didn't just materialize out of nowhere. A new video from the New York Times explains how we got to t...

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20. iOS 8 Adoption Rate Hits 72% As Android Lollipop Distribution Reaches 1.6%
     Published by Mac Rumors on 2015-02-04 at 01:27:15

Apple’s newest operating system, iOS 8, is installed on 72 percent of iOS devices almost five months after it first launched in September of 2014, according to new numbers Apple shared on its App Store support page for developers.   Installation numbers...

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