1. The Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is so much better in Lego form
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-08 at 02:46:02

The trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey is murky, melodramatic and slow-moving. It wears the threat of seduction like a red dress made entirely of sequins. A pressurized remix of Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" creaks in the background. The only thing i...

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2. Serial’s Adnan Syed granted appeal by Maryland court
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-08 at 00:43:35

Adnan Syed,  subject of the massively popular true crime podcast Serial, has been granted an appeal by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. The ruling, which was handed down yesterday, is the first step towards overturning Syed's conviction....

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3. Corning’s sapphire-like glass keeps your smartphone scratch-free
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-08 at 01:22:00

Based on hype alone, you'd think that sapphire was the ultimate replacement for glass on phone screens. However, that's not totally true -- while sapphire is extremely scratch-resistant, it's both more expensive and more likely to shatter if your dev...

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4. Here’s what the ideal cast of Netflix’s Legend of Zelda would be
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-08 at 00:26:02

The Legend of Zelda is coming to Netflix. According to a recent report, the streaming company is working closely with Nintendo to adapt the classic franchise for the small screen. It'll even look and feel a bit like Game of Thrones, but for families...

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5. Best Buy will let you try Samsung’s Gear VR in stores on February 8th
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-08 at 03:28:00

One of the biggest obstacles to buying Samsung's Gear VR is... well, trying the darn thing. How do you know whether or not you'll like this phone-powered virtual reality headset without strapping it on your head first? That won't be too much of a pro...

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6. How to change the wallpaper on your Galaxy Note 4
     Published by Android Central on 2015-02-08 at 06:38:22

Change up the look of your phone — it only takes a few seconds Changing the wallpaper is likely one of the first things you'll do to personalize a new phone. And in the case of the Galaxy Note 4 you'll want to choose a good one to show off that brillia...

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7. Google’s adorable new Android ad tells us to be ‘friends furever’
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-08 at 04:19:02

Google's latest Android ad is simply adorable. Called "Friends Furever," the spot is little more than a collection of cute videos showing animals working together, but it ends with a message: "Be together. Not the same."
That same motto runs at...

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9. A look at the Android Central editors’ homescreens
     Published by Android Central on 2015-02-08 at 01:55:49

Home sweet home On Android, your homescreens are so much more than a grid of icons. Whether you want to keep things sparse and tidy, or file every app you would ever need to use in it's own comfy folder, you'll find plenty of ways to make your homescreen...

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11. Thor Mjolnir hammer purse holds all your superhero stuff
     Published by CNet on 2015-02-08 at 00:28:09

You, too, can wield the power of mighty Thor when you heft a hammer purse designed to look like the superhero's sturdy weapon.

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12. YC-Backed Yhat Gives Data Science Teams A Head Start
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-02-08 at 04:37:19

 Yhat founders Greg Lamp and Austin Ogilvie were working with a team of data scientists at OnDeck, a successful small business loan startup, when they noticed a problem.
The data science team was coming up with cool ideas, but the engineers couldn&#...

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13. Little Caesars Mocks All of Modern Tech in One Great Commercial
     Published by Recode on 2015-02-08 at 03:08:26

The pizza chain uses a Steve Jobs-style keynote to encourage people to use their revolutionary new "legs" rather than some app to fetch dinner.

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14. This 30-foot-tall spiked Faraday cage helps satellites thrive
     Published by CNet on 2015-02-08 at 03:45:26

Looking like a deathtrap in a movie, this room at one of the ESA's test centers plays a critical role in satellite building.

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15. The Army Of Ghostwriters Behind King Content
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-02-08 at 02:30:39

 Before I quit ghostwriting, I wrote for publications like Forbes, Inc., The Next Web, and even TechCrunch. I worked as a behind-the-scenes magician, penning content that helped CEO’s and companies gain internet fame and glory, all the while wo...

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16. See Battlefield Hardline’s brilliant, zany reloading animations (that are known so far)
     Published by Polygon on 2015-02-08 at 03:16:21

Give Battlefield Hardline a hand. A third hand, which pops out of nowhere to reload an assault rifle, as one of a few rare and randomly inserted animations that people are capping and laughing over during the game's beta.
The animations aren't ...

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17. A Word On The Crunchies
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-02-08 at 03:24:01

If you have not already heard, we hosted the Crunchies awards show at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall last Thursday. Some elements of the show have been criticized for being inappropriate.
If you were present, or watching the livestream, you mi...

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18. A CEO wrote this brutal memo when he realized his billion-dollar startup was failing
     Published by Venture Beat on 2015-02-08 at 00:30:00

Fab.com was once considered the fastest growing startup in the world. When cofounder and CEO Jason Goldberg realized Fab was failing, he wrote a five-page memo to his executive team. It's dated October 11, 2013.

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19. Help, someone broke this cat
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-02-08 at 04:39:49

What this kitty has seen cannot be unseen.

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20. These Are The RadioShack Stores That Are Closing
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-08 at 03:30:00

Yes, it's true: after somehow clinging on for the last few years, RadioShack is finally, officially bankrupt
 . But that doesn't mean that every single store will be vanishing — far from it, in fact. There's now a list of all the stores that will be go...

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