1. Xiaomi Mi 4i is up for open sale right now in India
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-25 at 01:25:07

As part of Flipkart's electronics sale, Xiaomi is offering the Mi 4i on open sale for two days, May 25 and May 26.  This is the first time the Mi 4i is available without registration since the device debuted in the Indian market over a month ago.

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2. Chinese tech exec spends $100M to create Star Trek-inspired offices
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-25 at 05:01:10

A Chinese technology executive who sits on the board of search giant Baidu has built an office block in the shape of Star Trek's USS Enterprise. The building, which can be seen in the aerial footage below, will function as office space for Chin...

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3. Supergirl pilot leaks six months early in full HD
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-25 at 03:17:07

The first episode of CBS's forthcoming Supergirl series has leaked online a full six months before it was scheduled to air. Two versions of the 46-minute episode (one in full HD and another in lower resolution) made their way onto torrenting s...

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4. Forget the internet of things – we need an internet of people
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-25 at 03:57:12

From cars to umbrellas, everyday objects are becoming increasingly connected. But the question we need to ask is – should they be?The internet of things is a vision of ubiquitous connectivity, driven by one basic idea: screens are not the only gateway t...

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5. Fat-shamed ‘Dancing Man’ gets own back at star-studded Hollywood party
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-25 at 04:15:04

Sean O’Brien, who was mocked by cyberbullies after video of him dancing was posted online, flown to Los Angeles to party with celebritiesA man “fat-shamed” on social media after a video of him dancing was posted online has got his own back by partyi...

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6. Google finds that security questions aren’t really secure
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-25 at 00:53:00

If you've ever thought that "what was your first pet's name?" is a lousy way to keep intruders from resetting your password, you now have some evidence to back up your suspicions. Google has published research showing that security questions aren't t...

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7. Eve Online: how a virtual world went to the edge of apocalypse and back. By Simon Parkin
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-25 at 09:35:00

The video game Eve Online is one of Iceland's biggest exports and has become the world's largest living work of science fiction. While rival games have come and gone, it has survived – thanks to a unique experiment in democracy Continue reading...

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8. Google patents creepy smart toys that interact with kids
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-25 at 04:27:00

Nexus Ruxpin? Google's mad science X division is, er, toying with the idea of smart teddy bears in one of its strangest patents yet. In response to junior's voice or movements, "the anthropomorphic device may aim its gaze at the source of the social ...

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9. This inflatable plane could explore the clouds of Venus
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-25 at 08:11:43

Northrop Grumman has a new idea for exploring Venus. Announced earlier this month, the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverability Platform (or VAMP) would let NASA skim Venus's upper atmosphere with an inflatable aircraft, deployed from space.
Since th...

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10. How Sony Or Microsoft Could Use Subscription To Win Video Games
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-25 at 00:30:37

 The next stage in the console business seems to be one of updating the business model toward one that provides much more value to players. Which of the major platforms will take that step? Read More

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11. Amazon finally starts paying proper taxes in European countries
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-25 at 06:29:00

For many years, Amazon has sent a huge percentage of its European revenues over to Luxembourg. The tiny country levies a much smaller rate of tax than most of the countries in which the retailer operates, allowing it to keep a larger share of sales. ...

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12. The Big Picture: NASA images typhoon eye in stunning detail
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-25 at 08:31:00

NASA's CloudSat has imaged the eye of a category 4 typhoon, a feat the space agency likened to a "golfer hitting a hole in one." Its cloud-penetrating radar has a field of view of just .5 square miles, making it a challenge to zone in on such a tiny,...

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13. Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD Leads $70M Round In Online Produce Retailer FruitDay
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-25 at 02:36:52

 Chinese e-commerce site and Alibaba rival JD.com is putting its money into fresh fruit and vegetables after it led a $70 million Series C round in FruitDay, a company that sells fresh produce. Read More

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14. Expedia Sells Majority Stake In Chinese Partner eLong For $671 Million
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-25 at 01:24:54

 It’s been a pretty busy and expensive 2015 so far for Expedia — which forked out $280 million to buy Travelcity in February, before shelling out $1.6 billion for Orbitz a week later — but the travel giant is divesting one major ass...

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15. Don’t Get Too Excited If a DNA Test Says You Have Royal Ancestors
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-25 at 08:00:00

People love finding out that they have a famous relative, or they’re descended from royalty. Thanks to genetic testing services like 23AndMe
 , it’s easy to send your spit away and get a rundown of your potentially regal DNA. But being related to long...

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16. If Sex Videogames Make You Feel Weird, That’s the Point
     Published by Wired on 2015-05-25 at 03:45:37

If these indie games about sex make you feel confused, awkward, and vulnerable, that's entirely the point.
The post If Sex Videogames Make You Feel Weird, That’s the Point appeared first on WIRED.

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17. League of Legends introducing near-instant punishments for verbal harassment
     Published by Polygon on 2015-05-25 at 08:00:02

Riot has long been interested in making sure League of Legends provides a fun, welcoming environment, and a new system being tested in the European Union will be able to punish players for negative behavior nearly instantly.
"The system’s ini...

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18. oneBoard to rule them all? This smart keyboard PC runs Windows or Android
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-25 at 07:12:39

This very clever PC-in-a-keyboard that plugs into most any screen vies for attention on its home turf at CES Asia in Shanghai.

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19. How to Calibrate Apple Watch for a More Accurate Offline Workout [iOS Blog]
     Published by Mac Rumors on 2015-05-25 at 09:14:33

Apple Watch tracks your movement and heart rate. It uses that information in conjunction with your gender, height, age, and weight to estimate how many calories you burn during daily movement, including light strolls and dedicated workouts.   However, App...

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20. 20 Images of Atomic Age Infrastructure
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-25 at 09:00:00

This year, we saw top-secret photos of the birth of the atom bomb finally declassified. The photos of how the US government used that technology after World War II are just as interesting. Read more...

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