1. You’re asking the wrong questions about Serial
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-19 at 05:56:40

Commentary: The super popular Serial podcast has concluded its first season, but was there a conclusion? Crave's Eric Mack draws a few, including some you probably haven't heard. Warning: spoilers.

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2. Internet Explorer ‘browser ballot’ ends, takes market share with it
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-19 at 00:34:18

Microsoft's browser was the dominant force in 2009 when the EU required the company to offer consumers a choice of browsers. But that has changed dramatically over the past several years.

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3. What VR needs next
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-19 at 02:31:40

Virtual reality is actually real, and it's finally here. But there's a lot of work that needs to be done before it's ready to be experienced by everyone.

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4. Watch an amazing Destiny player finish Crota’s End … by himself (correction)
     Published by Polygon on 2014-12-19 at 02:40:02

Players may rush to be the first to finish a new raid in Destiny, and then the competition to do it in the craziest way possible begins. While there are some major problems with the latest Destiny update, the raids remain one of the most challe...

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5. Why the BlackBerry Classic is critical to the new BlackBerry
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-19 at 04:38:39

Hint: It's not about smartphone sales volume or market share.

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6. An iPad app can land your plane if the engine quits
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-19 at 03:03:00

If the engine quits in a small plane, it's not the end of the world -- just glide to the nearest airport and make a dead-stick landing. Simple, right? Sure, if the pilot makes perfect, lightning-quick decisions. Since we're only human, there's now an...

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7. There are more reasons every day to consider a prepaid plan for your Android
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-19 at 03:45:23

Prepaid plans just keep getting better, even as postpaid offerings get more enticing I wrote all the way back in September 2012 of the benefits of considering prepaid service over more traditional postpaid plan offerings. Now, over two years later, thing...

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8. Reuters: Google’s ‘Android M’ will hook cars directly to the internet
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-19 at 04:13:00

If Reuters' rumors are true, then apparently the folks at Mountain View think the Android Auto overlays rolling out this year don't go far enough. Citing unnamed sources, it indicates that an Android 'M' able to embed directly into cars -- no smartph...

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9. Paramount Cancels Team America Screenings Because Everyone’s a Coward
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-19 at 00:57:00

In the wake of Sony Pictures canceling its release of 
 The Interview
  , some theaters with actual balls opted to show Team America: World Police as a protest. No such luck. In a truly staggering act of cowardice, Paramount appears to be telling theate...

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10. This Little USB Necklace Hacks Your Computer In No Time Flat
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-19 at 01:30:04

 Quick! The bad guy/super villain has left the room! Plug in a mysterious device that’ll hack up their computer while an on-screen progress bar ticks forward to convey to the audience that things are working!
It’s a classic scene from bas...

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11. Cadillac virtual mirror improves vision
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-19 at 03:31:17

Cadillac announces today that its new CT6 model, due out next year, will incorporate a virtual rearview mirror, increasing rear visibility by 300 percent.

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12. Secret app updated with chat and communities
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-19 at 02:49:35

Secret's anonymous confession app has had a significant overhaul in both style and function. In addition to being able to spill the beans about anything without fear of reprisal, now you can enter private conversations with other anonymous users.

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13. German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls.
     Published by Washingon Post on 2014-12-19 at 00:40:01

German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale – even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption n...

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14. The creator of Minecraft outbid Beyoncé and Jay Z on this $70 million megamansion
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-19 at 05:42:35

Back in September, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson became ludicrously wealthy after Microsoft bought the game for $2.5 billion. And as of this week, he's now the owner of a $70 million megamansion in Beverly Hills, California. Accor...

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15. Cop allegedly objects to proof of insurance on phone, gets law wrong
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-19 at 02:05:17

In more than half the states, drivers are allowed to show proof of car insurance electronically. One driver, allegedly pulled over for playing "F--- Tha Police," says the cop who stopped him didn't know the law.

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16. Skype Translator is the most futuristic thing I’ve ever used
     Published by ARS Technica on 2014-12-19 at 02:40:50

It's like something straight out of science fiction.

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17. Diagnose your kid’s ear infection with your iPhone
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-19 at 04:21:11

Meet the Oto Home, a portable otoscope that attaches to your iPhone's camera to send a video of your kid's ear to a licensed physician for a cheaper diagnosis.

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18. In-flight texting support comes to T-Mobile LG G2 with update
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-19 at 01:41:05

A new software update is rolling out for the LG G2 on T-Mobile, which brings a number of connectivity enhancements. The main new feature you'll notice is that T-Mobile has added free in-flight texting support. Also along for the ride are fixes for connec...

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19. Movie studios won’t let theaters show ‘Team America’ either
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-19 at 04:15:01

Supreme Leader wins again.

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20. How Microsoft redesigned the Surface Pro for the NFL
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-19 at 03:30:00

Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed its plans to take over NFL sidelines. How so? With a partnership with the National Football League, a collaboration reportedly valued at $400 million -- though neither party ever confirmed this. Powered by the Su...

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