1. Apple, Please Make This iPod Classic Cover A Reality
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-04 at 03:30:00

Apple uncerimoniously killed off the iPod Classic a few months ago, and the internet, as it is wont to do, basically exploded with consumerist anger. Although the iPod Classic probably won't be coming back any time soon, this concept, if it were to becom...

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2. The Smithsonian now lets you see 40,000 pieces of art online
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-04 at 09:23:00

The Smithsonian vowed that it would open up its digital collection by early 2015, and it's clearly not wasting time as it delivers on that promise. Both the institution's Freer and Sackler galleries have posted over 40,000 pieces of global art online...

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3. Seagate Seven is the world’s thinnest and most beautiful portable hard disk
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-04 at 13:31:01

At just 7mm thick, Seagate calls its new Seven the slimmest 500GB USB 3.0 hard disk drive available. That’s thinner than an iPhone 6 Plus, only with physical platters spinning at incredible speed inside of an all-steel chassis that hints at the me...

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5. Many types of cancers are merely bad luck, study shows
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-04 at 00:50:41

Rather than being caused by lifestyle choices, many cancers are merely the result of freak mutations, says a new US study.

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6. Nanotech replaces your torn knee ligament without further pain
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-04 at 11:22:00

As Tom Brady and other athletes can attest, you really, really want to avoid tearing your knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). It can't heal up, and the tendon graft used to reconstruct it will likely leave you with permanent pain. Victims may ha...

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7. LaCie’s latest artist collab is a hard drive wrapped in Gorilla Glass
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-04 at 13:31:00

For the past two years now, LaCie has revealed at least one new artist collaboration at CES, and this year is no different. Keeping with the reflective theme of last January's device, the 2015 edition is wrapped in Gorilla Glass and appropriately cal...

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9. Xiaomi Announces The Redmi 2, An Improved Version Of Its Sub-$150 Smartphone
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-04 at 13:36:27

 Xiaomi announced today that it sold over 60 million smartphones in 2014 but it didn’t stop there after it unveiled its newest entry-level phone: the Redmi 2. Read More

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10. A Drone’s-Eye View of the Smallest, Saddest Orca Tank in the US
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-04 at 19:30:00

You're probably familiar with the many injustices going down at SeaWorld
 , including the park's (weak) attempts
  at trying to make them right. But now, new drone footage is here to remind you that there are other parks tormenting orcas in equally horri...

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11. 2015 Resolution: Accept that Diseases Hop Borders, Don’t Dismiss Them, and Don’t Panic
     Published by Wired on 2015-01-04 at 01:37:16

In 2014, people over-reacted to Ebola crossing the world, and under-reacted to other diseases that travel. In 2015, we could do better.
The post 2015 Resolution: Accept that Diseases Hop Borders, Don’t Dismiss Them, and Don’t Panic appeared fi...

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12. The Withings Activité Pop is a cheaper brand of beautiful fitness-tracking wristwatch
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-04 at 21:12:31

The Withings Activité is a watch. A Swiss Made watch, much like the ones we've been wearing for decades — only slightly smarter. At $450, it's a serious purchase, an investment in quality. Now Withings has tweaked the formula a bit. The Activité...

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13. Intel is betting $25 million on smart eyewear-maker Vuzix
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-04 at 00:32:00

Intel clearly sees big potential in the smart eyewear market. In addition to putting its processors in Google Glass and teaming up with Luxottica to create high-tech glasses, it has now invested major cash in internet-connected eyewear-maker Vuzix. A...

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14. It Looks Like Netflix Is Cracking Down On VPN ‘Pirating’ 
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-04 at 02:05:14

It's one of the internet's open secrets that if you don't live in the US, but wish you did because of the better Netflix offerings, you can use any number of Chrome extensions or VPNs to get around the geo-blocker. However, it looks like the free ride mi...

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15. Mirror joins a long line of weird LaCie storage devices
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-04 at 13:31:01

Just as mirrors reflect our image, the data we keep reflects our true self. That’s the lofty idea behind LaCie’s newest luxury storage device, an improbable convergence of a USB 3.0-powered 1TB hard disk and Gorilla Glass by French designer Paul...

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16. China’s Xiaomi doubled its revenue to $12 billion in 2014
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-04 at 20:09:40

Xiaomi is still the biggest smartphone maker most folks in the West have never heard of. How big, exactly? According to Reuters, the Chinese company raked in a massive 74.3 billion yuan (about $12 billion) in 2014.

  
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17. LaCie’s Rugged RAID Offers Extra Data Protection With Two Drives Inside
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-04 at 13:31:00

With their now-iconic rubber orange armor, LaCie's rugged external drives have become the go-to choice for professionals in the field looking for a reliable place to store and transport photos and footage. And while LaCie's new Rugged RAID might be a lit...

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18. Omate adds two new circular smartwatches to its affordable collection
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-04 at 10:30:00

Omate's well-known for bringing stylish smartwatches to the mass market, as we've seen with last year's $129 X (pictured left) and $169 Lutetia (second from left). To kick off 2015, the company is leveraging the same MediaTek Aster chipset (MT2502) p...

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19. LG hopes OLED TVs are ready for a ‘breakout year’ with Ultra HD
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-04 at 06:50:00

As much as we like LG's impressive OLED displays, the price has always been a problem. Dropping from $15,000 retail to $3,500 was impressive, but the company knows it will have to do better than that for any kind of mass appeal. The LG Display arm th...

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20. Whirlpool’s Nest-Connected Washer and Dryer Run When Power Is Cheaper
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-04 at 18:30:00

If you think the only benefit to a fully-connected smarthome is getting notifications on your phone when someone is breaking into your house, you're missing the bigger picture. Whirlpool is introducing a connected washer and dryer that can talk to your N...

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