1. Gorillaz announces its return with new artwork on Instagram
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-01 at 01:54:05

Everyone's favorite cartoon band is getting back together. Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett excited fans on Thursday when he posted new artwork of band members Murdoc and Noodle on Instagram. Hewlett later confirmed that the band was getting b...

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2. The First Super Bowl Played Under LEDs Will Use 75 Percent Less Power
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-01 at 22:30:00

It might seem like LED bulbs are only for early-adopters hoping to cut down their monthly Con Ed power bill, but come Sunday, the energy-efficient lighting alternative will take center stage at one of the greatest spectacles on Earth. This will actually ...

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3. The Pirate Bay comes back weeks after a police raid
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-01 at 01:57:00

We're starting to wonder if it's nigh-on impossible to keep The Pirate Bay down. Just weeks after Swedish police raided the bootleg file site and knocked it offline, it's back -- TorrentFreak reports that almost everything is up and running once agai...

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5. Win a BlackBerry Passport + Accessory Pack!
     Published by Mobile Syrup on 2015-02-01 at 01:02:33

It’s almost February, and that means bundling up against the last remaining months of winter (unless you’re in Newfoundland, where you still have around six more months). But despite the...

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6. Incredible video shows how SpaceX plans to land largest rocket in the world
     Published by The Verge on 2015-02-01 at 11:16:02

You know what's cooler than a gigantic rocket? A gigantic rocket that can land itself. Elon Musk's SpaceX released a new video this week demonstrating just what it plans to do with its upcoming Falcon Heavy rocket, which is set to launch for th...

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7. This is a slow-mo look at how a DSLR’s shutter works
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-01 at 17:32:00

It's always cool learning how stuff works. Case in point: cameras. More specifically, digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) pictograph boxes. The chaps over at YouTube channel The Slow Mo Guys have taken their trademark ultra-high-speed camerawork and, w...

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8. I Want to Ride in This Hot Tub Tug Boat 
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-01 at 05:30:00

Toot toot! I have discovered the apotheosis of transit and it is a hot tub tug boat. HotTug is both real and as incredible as it sounds, a hot tub that doubles as a BOAT. Read more...

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9. Google Earth Pro Is Now Available for Free
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-01 at 02:30:00

Google Earth Pro, the premium version of Google's popular Google Earth service, is now free. Google sliced the price from $400 a year, so this is a pretty solid deal. If you like to make 3D measurements or create HD videos of virtual trips around the wor...

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10. Amazon’s Echo lets you control iTunes, Pandora and Spotify with your voice
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-01 at 07:10:00

If you accepted an invitation to buy Amazon's Echo speaker, you've noticed that the device didn't have a vast musical vocabulary at first -- you could tell it to play iHeartRadio or Prime Music tunes, and that's about it. You'll have a better time of...

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11. Pocket ghost detector may be as hard to find as its targets
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-01 at 14:03:00

Let's get this out of the way: ghost detection is based on junk science. It's trying to prove something that's unprovable almost by definition, using theories that have little connection to the real world. But if you are going to chase phantoms, you ...

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12. Germany creates laws for driverless cars
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-01 at 21:12:36

Competition from Google has created a strong will in the German government and car industry to get there first Continue reading...

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13. PayPal And Dunnhumby Put $1.2m Into Pulsate, A Location Marketing Startup
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-02-01 at 21:59:36

 Pulsate, a startup with a platform to deliver content for brands based on a user’s location and preferences, has raised $1.2 million in funding from PayPal and Dunnhumby (the customer science company). The money will be used to expand the plat...

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14. The PERI Duo Battery Case Does Double Duty As A Wi-Fi Speaker
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-02-01 at 01:04:17

 The PERI Duo is an iPhone battery case for the frequent entertainer — those who go out with friends and find that they’re the one stuck hooking their phone up to a speaker and doing some impromptu DJing. Read More

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15. This beautiful note taking app for Mac and iOS uses hashtags to organize your notes
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-02-01 at 03:19:47

Note taking apps are dime a dozen these days, but occasionally I stumble across a new one that does something smarter than the rest. Letterspace, an app for iOS and Mac, is a beautifully designed free app that organizes your notes in an interesting new wa...

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16. Help! My Android has malware!
     Published by Android Central on 2015-02-01 at 03:06:07

What to do if you think you've got an infected Android phone or tablet  We've talked about antivirus apps for Android a little, specifically if you really need to use one at all. It's a good thing to talk about and sort through all the FUD and nonsense a...

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17. The Army Just Open-Sourced Its Security Software 
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-01 at 06:30:00

The U.S. Army is open-sourcing a code it uses to analyze cyberattacks. For the past five years, whenever a Department of Defense network has been compromised, the Army has used the Dshell framework to do forensic analysis on the attacks. Read more...

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18. SNL Revisits Your Clippy Nightmares With a New Assistant Named Pushie
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-02-01 at 19:30:00

Microsoft's Clippy is the oft-bemoaned helper of Windows software until the friendly and overzealous paper clip was killed off for  Office 2007
 . Detested by consumers and Microsoft alike, Clippy didn't leave behind much adoration. But last night, SNL ...

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19. Marriott is no longer fighting for permission to block WiFi hotspots
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-02-01 at 05:02:00

Marriott wants you to know that it's completely done trying to block guests' personal WiFi connections -- it has even given up convincing the FCC to give it permission to do so, a spokesperson told Engadget. The company already announced that it won'...

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