1. Study says social-media analyses are off target
     Published by Computer World on 2014-11-29 at 03:50:00

The things people say on Twitter or share on Facebook are pretty trivial individually.When you collect the 5 billion or so items posted to Facebook, Twitter and other social networks every day into one massive database, those bits of individual drivel ...

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2. I designed a better lightsaber than J.J. Abrams while I was in line for coffee this morning
     Published by The Verge on 2014-11-29 at 00:46:07

Today I finally realized why there are so many Star Wars fanboys: there's a lot of shady pseudoscience behind everything in the Star Wars universe, and it's pretty fun to argue about.
Today's preeminent fanboy argument is over the crazy new lig...

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3. Graphene stronger than kevlar when blasted with Mach 9 microbullets
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-11-29 at 04:29:00

Here's another new use for graphene (that will probably never happen): stopping bullets. University of Massachusetts-Amhers researchers have found that everybody's favorite potential wonder-material vastly outperforms steel and even kevlar armor. Tes...

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4. Why NASA looks to Europa to find the building blocks of life
     Published by CNet on 2014-11-29 at 23:00:03

NASA wants to send an expedition to Jupiter's moon, Europa, to find the ocean it believes lies under the ice -- and the building blocks for life it thinks it will find there.

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5. Black Friday goes global as retailers import the US spending holiday
     Published by CNet on 2014-11-29 at 00:44:37

Thanksgiving may be American, but sales in the UK, France, Germany and China show the consumer frenzy is becoming a broader phenomenon.

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6. Xbox’s Japan chief resigns after bleak Xbox One sales
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-11-29 at 08:19:00

It's no secret that the Xbox One has been far from a hit in the Land of the Rising Sun, and now this is having its negative effects on the people in charge. As reported by Famitsu, a Japanese publication which focuses on video games, Head of Xbox Jap...

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7. ​Tate museum reimagines works of art as Minecraft maps
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-11-29 at 18:04:00

When we talk about the idea of video games as art, we typically mean as art unto itself -- but what if a video game was a companion piece to an existing piece of art? And what if that work was over 100 years old? That's the idea behind Tate Worlds, a...

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9. Why I Left My iPhone 6 For an iPhone 5S
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-11-29 at 21:30:00

A week after the iPhone 6 launch, I found myself drunk, eligible for a contract phone upgrade, and holding my finger perilously close to the checkout. $200 for Apple's latest seemed like a no-brainer. Two months of less-than-blissful life with the 6 late...

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10. Pizza Hut’s eye-tracking menu knows what toppings you want before you do
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-11-29 at 12:00:00

When scanning a menu, are you justifying that Dame Blanche sundae in your mind rather than actually choosing a dessert? Pizza Hut wants to help you skip your super-ego middleman and just let your id order that triple-cheese bacon pepperoni pie direct...

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11. Sony crowdfunded a new epaper watch to test the market
     Published by The Next Web on 2014-11-29 at 00:07:31

As the wearables market heats up with every company trying something, anything to attach their electronics to your body, it’s tough to know what will actually resonate with consumers. It’s so difficult that electronics giant Sony developed a watch the...

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12. Lazada, Rocket Internet’s Amazon Clone In Southeast Asia, Raises $250M Led By Temasek
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-11-29 at 14:52:06

 We don’t often see companies announcing funding rounds on the weekend, but that’s not stopping Lazada, the Rocket Internet-backed e-commerce firm in Southeast Asia, from announcing it has pulled in €200 million (around $250 million) in...

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13. OnePlus and Cyanogen on brink of breakup after India fight
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-11-29 at 00:01:00

Poor OnePlus just can't take a break. Just as the company's busy taking care of its Black Friday promotion, its store opening in Beijing and its India launch with Amazon next week, a close partner decided to drop a hurtful bomb. Cyanogen Inc., the ma...

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14. A Gift Guide For The Starter Smart Home
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-11-29 at 04:54:35

 The proliferation of smart home products means there’s never been a better time to get on board, even if you’re not that tech crazy or familiar with the market. Here’s the list of things to get you rolling with your own basic setup...

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16. People are already making awesome fan art for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
     Published by The Verge on 2014-11-29 at 04:49:51

Whether or not you were in a theater, we all got our first glimpse of Star Wars: The Force Awakens today. The long-awaited teaser showed off some familiar settings, briefly introduced us to a few new characters, and debuted a cross-shaped light...

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18. A World Without Net Neutrality Already Exists
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-11-29 at 07:30:24

 People have wondered how an Internet without net neutrality would work. Net neutrality is more than just a debate, it’s not a hypothetical, and it’s real and alive today with SMS. It is currently hypothetical that on an Internet without ...

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20. Hacker Mitnick has a plan to help you stay safe online (Q&A)
     Published by CNet on 2014-11-29 at 22:00:03

Arguably the world's most famous hacker, Kevin Mitnick says even he's on attackers' hit lists. That's why he decided to make his next book a guide to practical safety for everyone on the Internet.

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