1. A list of all the Google Now voice commands
     Published by Green Bot on 2015-01-13 at 00:15:00

What can you do with your voice on your Android phone? More than you know!

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2. Flexible implant shows promise for paralysed humans
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-13 at 01:05:18

A flexible implant follows prior breakthroughs with paralysed rats, designed for humans with spinal cord injury.

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3. Kyle MacLachlan will return as Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks next year
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-13 at 04:13:05

He's back, Diane! While his involvement has been hinted at for months, Deadline confirms that Kyle MacLachlan has closed a deal with Showtime to star in the upcoming Twin Peaks update due out next year.

  
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4. US military social-media accounts hacked
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-13 at 04:29:02

The US military Central Command says it is investigating hacks of its YouTube and Twitter accounts by apparent ISIS supporters.

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5. Thieves tried to swipe ATM cards using an iPod nano
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-13 at 01:33:00

Now that phones come with large internal storage and microSD card slots, a lot of people have probably forgotten about their old iPod nanos. Some thieves from Gatley, Stockport, England have found a new use for theirs, though: with a little duct tape...

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7. Watch this unreleased Beastie Boys video featuring Adam Yauch and Nas
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-13 at 03:43:32

Back in 2011, the Beastie Boys came out with their final studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. It was a critically acclaimed record, with many saying at the time that it was the group at their best. A year later, Adam Yauch, otherwise kn...

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8. GE’s super-fast CT scanner could save lives, definitely makes gory GIFs
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-13 at 00:59:00

Few people enjoy having a CT scan. In a bleak hospital room, you have to lie flat on your back as a huge circular scanner shoots focused X-rays through your flesh and bones. The entire process can feel a little intimidating, which is why GE Healthcar...

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9. 3D-printed music scores help the blind feel every note
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-13 at 06:01:00

It's increasingly apparent that schools can do exceptional things when you give them 3D printers. Need proof? The University of Wisconsin's Mechanical Engineering department is using its advanced selective laser sintering printer to make a wide range...

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10. Boy Is Presented 3D-Printed Storm Trooper Prosthetic From The 501st, Vader’s Own Legion
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-13 at 00:12:04

 In part infinity in our continuing series of heart-warming 3D-printing events, we present Liam and his amazing 3D-printed Clone Trooper arm. A cool dude named John Peterson printed the arm for Liam after learning about E-Nable, a group of volunteers...

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11. Native Advertising: A Convenient Pitch I’m Not Buying
     Published by The Information on 2015-01-13 at 00:38:34

There is a lot of attention around native advertising these days. Up-and-coming media companies like BuzzFeed and Vice are hauling in huge valuations against business models around branded content, namely writing content for advertisers that resembles sto...

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13. 3D-printed ‘Star Wars’ Buddhas: Zen and the art of the Force
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-13 at 03:19:43

Amusing "Star Wars" mashup Buddha figurines power an Etsy store full of geeky Zen statuettes ranging from Groot to Iron Man to Judge Dredd.

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14. Google Translate app update said to make speech-to-text even easier
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-13 at 00:11:06

The mobile app will soon be able to automatically pick up on a number of popular spoken languages and convert the speech to text, says The New York Times.

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15. Your Chromebook will let you load a new OS through a USB drive
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-13 at 06:48:00

If you've been aching to try a different operating system on your Chromebook without running it in a window or otherwise jumping through hoops, you're going to get some relief very shortly. Google's Chrome OS team is adding support for an easy debugg...

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16. UK prime minister wants backdoors into messaging apps or he’ll ban them
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-01-13 at 04:06:07

In wake of Paris attacks, David Cameron targets encrypted communication services.

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17. Local Motors’ 3D-printed car meets the Detroit Auto Show
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-13 at 04:42:00

Local Motors already pulled off its "3D print a car on the tradeshow floor" stunt once, so of course it's doing it again at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. This time however, the Strati that it's building is production-read...

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18. Facebook data know you better than your own mother
     Published by QZ on 2015-01-13 at 01:30:38

In one corner we have a computer armed with a list of things you “Liked” on Facebook. In the other, your friends, family, and coworkers, relying on an analog trove of memories and the raw strength of their own judgment. Who’s ske...

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19. Tinder Acquires Ephemeral Messenger Tappy
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-13 at 03:23:22

 Tinder has just closed its first acquisition. The IAC-backed startup has purchased Chill, creators of Tappy, as part of a strategic acquihire. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tappy is a mobile messenger that uses photos and ephemerality to...

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20. Climate Change-Denying Senator Ted Cruz Will Oversee NASA
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-13 at 02:43:23

 Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will chair the Senate subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, providing him with an oversight role of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA.
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