1. Dear Google Glass, bye for now (and maybe forever)
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-18 at 05:48:10

Technically Incorrect: Google insists that Google Glass is moving onward and upward. But in withdrawing it from sale, isn't the company admitting that people really didn't want it?

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2. Polaris is now in the e-bike business after buying Brammo
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-18 at 00:01:00

Polaris has acquired e-bike maker Brammo in a deal that leaves the future of the Brammo name and its Oregon-based factory in limbo. Brammo has been building the Empulse/R and Enertia e-bikes for several years, but the models haven't changed much sinc...

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3. Artist reveals a hidden message in Apple’s iCloud agreement
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-18 at 00:19:02

Terms of service for the internet are often good for two things: inspiring wild outrage, or simply acting as a textual speed bump between us and the web. Now, it appears they're also good for hiding secret messages.
Artist Florence Meunier sc...

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4. Fox is bringing Gotham back for a second season
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-18 at 01:53:02

Fox announced today that its Batman origin series Gotham will be back for a second season, Variety reports. It's another renewal success from DC Comics' push for TV screens; last year DC put out three shows, including Constantine on NBC, The F...

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5. New Snowden documents show how the GCHQ tracked iPhone users
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-18 at 04:11:21

Snowden documents published today by Der Spiegel give new insight into the British GCHQ's efforts to track targets through their iPhones. Previous leaks have revealed specific NSA exploits used to compromise the famously malware-resistant iPhon...

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6. Elon Musk is trying to bring the Internet to space
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-18 at 04:18:37

The SpaceX CEO wants to build a satellite network high above Earth that would speed up the Internet and bring access to underserved communities. And he'll use the profits to help colonize Mars.

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7. Microsoft’s ‘Windows 10: The Next Chapter’ event, join us Wednesday (live blog)
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-18 at 02:19:28

On January 21, Microsoft will stake out the future of Windows, giving us a glimpse of what its software will look like on mobile devices. A successor to Internet Explorer may also be in store.

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8. New Warhammer 40K RTS announced: ‘Battlefleet Gothic: Armada’
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-18 at 00:31:57

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, the tabletop game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, will get a video game adaptation for PC, publisher Focus Home Interactive has announced.
A release date was not provided in the announcement yesterday, though ...

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9. How This Teen Turned Her High School Internship Into A Game Design Career
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-18 at 03:41:55

 Paulina Raguimov never expected to get paid to make video games when she walked into her high school’s career fair at 16. Read More

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10. NSA brags about turning the tables on cyberwarfare hackers
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-18 at 06:25:00

How confident is the National Security Agency about its ability to wage cyberwarfare? Enough so that it's bragging about it. A new round of Edward Snowden leaks published by Der Spiegel reveal that the institution has not only been gearing up for a f...

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12. Five things a big screen does better
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-18 at 03:18:49

Sometimes bigger is better The debate over screen size will never end. Some folks love a big-screen Android like the Nexus 6 or the Galaxy Note 4, others want something smaller like the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Some of us are torn, and want both somehow. ...

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13. Every Song Evan Spiegel’s Ever Tweeted, In One Playlist
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-18 at 00:45:57

 Share or subscribe with this link: Snapjams from Evan Spiegel Snapchat wants to be a music app. Leaked emails from the Sony Pictures hack and news reports indicate Snapchat’s been talking with music companies like Sony and Vevo to potentially...

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14. How Yello Mobile Ate 61 Startups In One Year
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-18 at 01:41:19

 So many eyeballs, so little growth. Or so Yahoo’s recent performance under Marissa Mayer could be summarized. Joining Yahoo as its head in 2012, Mayer quickly made a splash with a rapid series of acquisitions, from the billion dollar purchase ...

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15. VCs invested $48.3B in 2014, highest level since 2000
     Published by Venture Beat on 2015-01-18 at 03:25:21

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association have released their latest MoneyTree report on venture capital.

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16. All Sony Stores in Canada are closing down
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-18 at 01:30:02

Sony is opening another year with a round of closures of its Sony Stores, in this case all 14 locations within Canada.
The Ottawa Citizen first reported the news, later confirming it with a statement from Sony. The business will be redirected t...

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17. Texting Is Familial Glue For The 21st Century
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-18 at 04:30:43

 Complex communication is one of the bedrocks of human civilization. The tools we use – voice and face muscles, smoke signals, quills and ink, emojis – start out as delivery systems for existing ideas. Without exception, those tools end u...

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18. DIY ‘Star Wars’ X-wing rocker rocks the younglings
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-18 at 06:45:55

Wooden X-wing, standing by! New Zealand crafter Steve Coupe builds a "Star Wars" rocker that would impress even the likes of Yoda.

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19. Neil deGrasse Tyson shares meaning of life with 6-year-old, nails it
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-18 at 05:54:28

It's an impossible question to answer -- unless you're Neil deGrasse Tyson. Watch the famed astrophysicist take on a young boy's loaded query, and knock it out of the park.

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20. Be My Eyes App Brings Help to the Blind and Visually Impaired
     Published by Recode on 2015-01-18 at 01:39:37

Connecting the blind to sighted volunteers

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