1. Google Offers To Give Away Patents To Startups In Its Push Against Patent Trolls
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-23 at 07:03:30

 Back in April, Google launched a pop-up, temporary marketplace for companies to sell patents, with Google being the sole buyer. Today, the search and mobile giant is expanding that marketplace in the other direction: Google has started a program...

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2. Your music taste might reveal how your brain works
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-23 at 00:36:24

Do you like the sweet sounds of Billie Holiday or the hard edge of Metallica? A new study from the University of Cambridge says your choice shows whether you're an empathetic or systematic thinker.

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3. Playing the Funding Game — SGN Gets $130 Million from Korea’s Netmarble
     Published by Recode on 2015-07-23 at 02:25:03

It's a global, mobile market now.

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4. The Wear Mini Launcher makes getting to your apps easier than ever
     Published by Android Central on 2015-07-23 at 06:17:25

Smartwatches have brought the ease and accessibility of modern technology to our wrists, but even with the most recent Android Wear update being able to get to the app you need in a pinch can take longer than you'd prefer. Wear Mini Launcher has been sol...

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5. Microsoft Targets Revenge Porn With Link Removal Form
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-23 at 02:20:45

 Falling in step with various recent industry moves, Microsoft has set up a formal process for removing links to so-called ‘revenge porn’ from its Bing search engine, allowing victims to notify it via a dedicated web form to have access t...

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6. Here’s the Moto X (2015) in gold and white
     Published by Android Central on 2015-07-23 at 02:20:07

Yesterday, we looked at some leaked photos of the Moto X 2015, which is set to be announced at next week's Motorola event. Today, we're taking another look at the very same handset, but in gold and white. While the shots of this unique phone do not revea...

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7. Euro SaaS Startups Would Be Idiots Not To Know Notion After New $150M Fund
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-23 at 03:57:01

The scale of the opportunity in Cloud computing and SaaS was underlined today with the news that Notion Capital has closed its third fund with a first round of $120m, with a final close of $150m expected. Funds under management will therefore be over $300...

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8. Samsung pulls 128GB Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in India
     Published by Android Central on 2015-07-23 at 04:07:13

Samsung removed the microSD card slot in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, offering the phones in three storage variants: 32, 64 and 128GB. However, it looks like the manufacturer has pulled the 128GB model from its Indian store, which is currently listi...

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9. LG bets big on flexible displays for cars and phones
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-23 at 07:22:00

More and more smartphones, TVs and wearables like Apple's Watch now use OLED displays, but only two companies mass produce them -- Samsung and LG. LG is trying to stay on top of demand by building a new 1.05 trillion won ($900 million) flexible OLED ...

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10. Which wireless carrier has the best airport data coverage?
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-23 at 08:15:44

Stuck in an airport with an extra-long layover? One wireless-testing firm weighs in on which carrier will keep you going on your smartphone.

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11. Top eSports league will begin drug testing players
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-23 at 06:32:00

The Electronic Sports League has announced that it will soon begin testing players for performance enhancing substances at future competitive events. The organization told Motherboard that it won't share details just yet, but will institute measures ...

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12. Japan’s Nikkei Buys The Financial Times Group From Pearson For $1.3B
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-23 at 08:25:17

 Some more M&A afoot in the media industry. Pearson has sold the Financial Times Group to Japan’s Nikkei Inc for £844 million ($1.3 billion) in cash. The news comes after a morning of fervent speculation that the Financial Times was on t...

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13. This Is What a Monstrous 18-Foot Long Millennium Falcon Toy Looks Like
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-07-23 at 06:12:34

A few days ago it was revealed
  that Hot Toys was building a sixth-scale toy version of the Millennium Falcon
  that would match the size of the company’s incredibly detailed 12-inch figures. And today we already have our first peek at the monstrous cr...

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14. Qualcomm’s President on Scaling Back Amid iPhone’s Strength
     Published by Recode on 2015-07-23 at 04:00:44

Derek Aberle tells Re/code how the company aims to regain Samsung's high-end business and remain the phone chip king despite big cost cuts.

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15. Rubik’s Cube champ reveals the secrets of his world-class speed
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-23 at 06:43:53

Collin Burns, 15, shares the techniques he used to become the world's fastest Rubik's Cube solver. It's not as complicated as you might think, but it's not anything anyone with weak fingers should try.

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16. It’s no video, but here are eight HD shots from X-Men: Apocalypse
     Published by Polygon on 2015-07-23 at 07:00:02

Fox still hasn't officially released the trailer for the X-Men: Apocalypse movie captured and leaked out from San Diego Comi-Con, but it did deliver a clutch of high definition images from the movie.
Check them out below, and if you'd like t...

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19. Uber’s next PR stunt is delivering Xiaomi phones
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-23 at 05:05:00

Lyft users might get free Starbucks coffee, but certain Uber users can get a high-end Xiaomi smartphone delivered to their door, at least for a day. If you're in Singapore and Malaysia, you can order the 5.7-inch QuadHD Xiaomi Mi Note directly from t...

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