1. Xbox Live and PlayStation Network both down due to an apparent attack
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-26 at 00:24:00

Merry Christmas, game fans: Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network are down this morning, apparently due to a denial-of-service attack. The notorious hacking group Lizard Squad -- which already carried out earlier attacks on Microsoft and Sony -- has...

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2. Hackers ruin Christmas gaming fun by taking down Sony and Microsoft’s servers
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-26 at 02:49:42

Lizard Squad has taken responsibility for DDoS attacks that have crippled both Xbox Live and PSN.

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3. How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-26 at 23:00:00

Your smartphone is a minor miracle, a pocket-sized computer that can fulfill almost every whim. But none of its superpowers matter a bit if it runs out of juice. With removable batteries becoming more and more rare, you've got to take good care of the on...

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4. Elon Musk: The new Tesla Roadster can travel some 400 miles on a single charge
     Published by Washingon Post on 2014-12-26 at 18:29:17

Car nerds, you just got an extra present under the tree. Elon Musk has confirmed an upgrade for the Tesla Roadster, the electric car company's convertible model, and says that the new feature significantly boosts its range. Roadster upgrade will enable no...

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5. Fly across the Earth on board the ISS with this timelapse video
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-26 at 14:04:00

Photos of the Earth from up high make for some very stunning imagery, so astronauts aboard the ISS make it a point to capture tons of photos for our sake. Take for example, the 12,500 images astronaut Alexander Gerst took during his six-month stint o...

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7. NSA waited until Christmas Eve to reveal its embarrassing self-audit
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-26 at 01:31:02

Pretty conspicuous timing.

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8. End of Year Sale: 20% off all Android accessories!
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-26 at 18:58:07

We're wrapping up 2014 by extending a 20% savings on all Android accessories until midnight December 31! With plenty of new products to choose from for popular devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Motorola Droid Turbo, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Not...

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10. Why Uber and Google Will Become Big Rivals
     Published by The Information on 2014-12-26 at 22:53:14

Anyone who has been in Silicon Valley long enough knows all big tech companies eventually encroach upon each other’s turf. And I think 2015 will be the year we see the early signs of a new tech battle for the ages: Uber vs. Google.

Both companies w...

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11. LED mask concept lets you smile through the pollution
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-26 at 20:36:00

There are myriad reasons for wearing a face mask. In China and parts of South East Asia, they're commonly used as protection against alarmingly poor air quality, while in Japan and elsewhere they help reduce the chance of catching airborne diseases s...

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13. Viewers Worldwide Are Torrenting ‘The Interview’ Despite U.S.-Only Release
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-26 at 07:40:48

 Yesterday, Sony made “The Interview” available online through Google Play, YouTube Movies, and Xbox Video. Unfortunately, the film was restricted to the U.S. only, so viewers in other countries either had to celebrate Christmas with a Yu...

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15. Mercedes teams with LG to keep drivers awake, brake cars automatically
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-26 at 18:32:00

CES 2015 is shaping up to be a big event for Mercedes-Benz, which will discuss its plans for self-driving cars in a keynote speech and show off a crazy prototype. LG has now revealed that it will supply the mono and stereo camera systems that will ke...

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16. The Interview: 2014’s most infamous film isn’t great, but it’s important
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-26 at 00:32:00

Let's face it, The Interview would have had to be nothing short of a masterpiece to justify all of the drama around its release. Well, it's not -- but it's not a terrible movie either. The comedy about the assassination of Kim Jong-un prompted terror...

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19. The year in reviews: a look back at the worst gadgets of 2014
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-26 at 02:38:00

We've reviewed a lot of great products this year, and we can only hope that our observations helped you pick the device that best suits your needs. However, not every gadget we look at is going to be a winner. We've seen our fair share of disappointm...

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