1. Two Fifty Shades of Grey movie sequels have been confirmed
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-09 at 00:58:02

That's right: Fifty Shades of Grey has a few more shades on the way. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson announced yesterday prior to an advance screening of the first film that the Fifty Shades of Grey movie will be followed by two sequels, MTV repo...

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2. Video game SWATter faces five years in prison, additional charges
     Published by Polygon on 2015-02-09 at 04:53:13

A Nevada man has been arrested and is awaiting extradition to Illinois, accused of orchestrating a "SWATting" attack on a video gamer over the summer.
Brandon Wilson, 19, known by some online as "Famed God," was arrested Thursday, reports the ...

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3. Schools ban watches from exams to keep cheats off your wrist
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-09 at 04:25:00

If you think your school is overly cautious when it makes you ditch your phone before a big test, you haven't seen anything yet. BuzzFeed News has learned that multiple universities have issued blanket bans on all watches during exams in case student...

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4. Ask AC: Can I install Android apps on more than one device?
     Published by Android Central on 2015-02-09 at 00:24:36

Have all your apps, everywhere We get questions, and often they are from users new to Android or from folks with their first smartphone. One question we get a lot is about installing an app from Google Play on more than one Android device. People want to...

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5. Samsung’s SmartTV Privacy Policy Raises Accusations of Digital Spying
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-09 at 01:00:00

It all started with a small, tucked away sentence in Samsung's SmartTV security policy. The head-scratching string of words was pointed out by a Redditor on Thursday and has since sent websites and experts in debate over smart TV privacy, with opinions ...

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6. Watch SpaceX’s DSCOVR Mission Launch Live Right Here [Update: Scrubbed Until Tomorrow]
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-02-09 at 01:03:04

 Update: The launch is now postponed until tomorrow evening due to recurring radar tracking issues. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date with when you can catch it then.
SpaceX is aiming to launch the Deep Space Climate Observatory, also known ...

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7. Google buys an app that helps you privately share photos
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-09 at 00:26:00

Remember those murmurs that Google would detach its photo service from its social networking? It just took steps that could make this split a practical reality. The search firm has snapped up the creators of Odysee, a mobile app that can automaticall...

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8. MYM threatened Kori with taking his mother’s house
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-02-09 at 05:37:11

Kori left Meet Your Makers just days before the LCS season, for reasons now revealed.

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9. Pittsburgh’s Gulf Tower is turning into an Instagram mood ring
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-09 at 02:33:00

For years, people in Pittsburgh have been able to get weather forecasts, holiday displays and occasional sports updates by glancing at the illuminated peak of the city's Gulf Tower building. There will be a change in programming, though, on February ...

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11. Huge Hackathon In West Africa Hopes To Produce The Next Wave Of Startups
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-02-09 at 02:16:47

The most talented and ambitious entrepreneurs in West Africa are being encouraged to join a new hackathon program this month in Accra, Ghana, which hopes to spin out a wave of new tech startups geared to African needs. 
The Hack for Big Choices is a non-p...

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12. Will There Really Be An Uber For Everything?
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-02-09 at 01:30:26

 Editor’s Note: Brian Ascher joined Venrock in 1998 as a Kauffman Fellow and is currently a Partner based in Venrock’s Palo Alto office. Though people have turned on them lately, I love using Uber. From the very first time (September 28...

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13. NASA’s Curiosity Rover Looks Like a Tiny Pimple on Mars’ Surface
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-09 at 05:30:00

Do you see it? That incredibly tiny dot in the center of that blue perimeter. That is NASA's $2.5 billion rover, steadily working away and analyzing the Martian soil. This image was captured on Dec. 13, 2014 by the HiRISE camera housed inside NASA's Mars...

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15. Samsung’s warning: Our Smart TVs record your living room chatter
     Published by CNet on 2015-02-09 at 05:31:29

Technically Incorrect: Samsung's small print says that its Smart TV's voice recognition system will not only capture your private conversations, but also pass them onto third parties.

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16. Email Marketing Startup Iterable Raises $1.2M
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-02-09 at 04:30:01

 Iterable has raised $1.2 million for what it says is a comprehensive platform for email marketing.
CEO Justin Zhu told me that he came from Twitter, while his co-founder Andrew Boni came from Google. At both companies, they saw the impact that email...

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17. 6 important things to know about how your brain learns
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-02-09 at 00:30:08

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns. While everyone learns slightly diffe...

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18. The Year That Tech Needed The Art Industry
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-02-09 at 06:30:33

 Wandering the halls at CES this year, you would have been forgiven for thinking it was still 2014. Bluetooth speakers crowded the shelves, wearables were everywhere, and wherever you looked there was another blistering 4K display. Screens from Samsu...

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