1. Tim Burton confirms Winona Ryder will be back for ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-17 at 00:29:55

We can't just say his name three times?

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2. Sony sued by former employees over hack
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-17 at 04:00:12

Two former Sony Pictures employees are suing the company, saying it mismanaged health care information and other personal details grabbed by hackers in a recent breach.

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3. Instagram is getting five new photo filters!
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-17 at 00:07:36

Instagram will put in five more photo filters to its Android app. The filters are just part of the app's latest update that is scheduled to be released in the Google Play Store today. It's the first time in two years that new filters have been added to t...

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4. The Pirate Bay shutdown: the whole story (so far)
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-17 at 00:48:00

For the past decade, if you wanted to download copyrighted material and didn't want to pay for it, it's likely you turned to The Pirate Bay. Up until a police raid took it offline last week, it was the most popular place to grab Sunday's episode of T...

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5. ‘Lord of the Rings’ litter box lets your cat poop in Middle-earth
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-17 at 01:44:40

Hollywood prop maker Tim Baker and team build an amazing Hobbit-hole litter box and Tower of Sauron cat scratching post for a super fan and his kitties.

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6. HTC selling accessories for up to 50 percent off
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-17 at 00:07:22

HTC is selling several of their accessories for up to 50 percent off. Accessories for devices like the the HTC One M8, the recently-released Nexus 9, and even HTC's new RE Camera are all part of this sale.

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8. Security flaw lets Delta passengers access strangers’ boarding passes
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-17 at 02:07:00

If you've been dreaming about tanning on Miami Beach versus visiting your family in Minneapolis this holiday, a security flaw involving Delta Airlines' electronic boarding pass system might just make that a reality. Dani Grant, a product intern at Bu...

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10. These nine rental properties are straight out of Middle-earth
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-17 at 01:04:10

Looking to get away for a "Lord of the Rings"-themed vacation? These properties will take you to J.R.R. Tolkien's whimsical world and transform you into a hobbit.

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11. Amazon refuses to compensate sellers for 1p price glitch
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-17 at 00:35:32

Retailers say they have also been offered nothing by third-party company whose software caused the problem Continue reading...

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12. Apple Stops Online Store Sales In Russia Amid Ruble Value Drop
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-17 at 01:03:58

 Apple has stopped selling its hardware online in Russia, owing to the currently volatile state of the Ruble, the country’s official currency. In a statement provided to Bloomberg, the company said that it’s taking things offline while it...

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13. Gmail Now Protects Your Inbox From Malevolent Extensions
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-17 at 01:47:22

 A popular service like Gmail inevitably becomes a target for hackers. Over the years, Google has made quite a few security improvements, such as requiring HTTPS connections to prevent others from getting access to your email. Today the company annou...

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14. The Hole in Google’s Mobile Strategy, Part Two
     Published by The Information on 2014-12-17 at 02:16:13

Google’s supremacy in mobile ads has slipped. While the online advertising giant still takes in more money from mobile ads than any other company, selling some $15 billion this year by some estimates, its share of mobile graphical and video ads is f...

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15. Android 5.0 Lollipop bugs got you down? Here’s how you (might be able to) fix them
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-17 at 05:15:15

These few fixes may help you fight those Lollipop bugs The rush to update Android phones and tablets to Lollipop has just begun. The obvious players — Google's Nexus devices and Motorola — are getting Lollipop updates to all eligible devices now, and...

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16. Ars was briefly hacked yesterday; here’s what we know
     Published by ARS Technica on 2014-12-17 at 03:22:18

Readers, please change your passwords.

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17. Sony Hackers Threaten 911 Attack On Movie Theaters
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-17 at 05:01:11

 A threatening message from the Guardians of Peace, the group responsible for hacking into and releasing more than a terabyte of Sony’s internal data so far, is alleging an attack on movie theaters that plan to screen Seth Rogen and James Franc...

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18. External traffic to Spanish news sites plummets after Google move
     Published by Gigaom on 2014-12-17 at 00:02:23

Traffic-measurement firm Chartbeat says that external traffic to Spanish news sites is down by double digits in the wake of their removal from the Google News index
	External traffic to Spanish news sites plummets after Google move originally published by...

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20. Microsoft wants you to stream apps and games
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-17 at 03:14:00

Microsoft has explored software streaming before, but it looks like the company is about to give it a second shot. The company is hiring people to work on "Arcadia," a technology that ZDNet understands will let you stream "certain apps" and games on ...

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