1. Apple sued for shrinking storage space on 16GB devices thanks to iOS 8
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-01 at 00:59:13

Apple's caught plenty of flack for continuing to sell iPhones and iPads with just 16GB of storage in 2014, and just as much for the amount of storage needed to upgrade to iOS 8, two things that a pair of customers from Florida are suing the com...

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2. Report: Lizard Squad Hacker Arrested by U.K. Police 
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-01 at 02:08:00

Lulz-seeking low-level dipshit troll coterie Lizard Squad is allegedly down one member. Vinnie Omari, member of the obnoxious hacking collective claiming responsibility for DDoS attacks on PlayStation and Xbox
 , was arrested after police raided his Lond...

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3. Andrew’s favorite Android devices of 2014
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-01 at 01:45:42

My favorite phones, wearable and tablet for the year In the week that we transition to 2015, it's as good a time as any to reflect on some of our favorite Android things from the previous year. I've already highlighted all of my favorite apps for 2014, a...

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4. Interactive album artwork doubles as a DJ controller
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-01 at 00:09:00

Jack White isn't the only act doing amazing things with vinyl releases. Inside DJ Qbert's Extraterrestria, one of the jacket inserts doubles as a controller for Algoriddim's djay iOS app. After connecting to a mobile device via Bluetooth, Novalia's p...

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5. HTC apparently has ‘some huge surprises’ coming in 2015
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-01 at 01:44:42

According to HTC's Jeff Gordon (he's their Senior Global Online Communications Manager), 2015 is going to be a big year for HTC. Of course, as their head online PR guy he's not going to say that 2015 will be a ho-hum year for the Taiwanese manufacturer o...

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6. Weekly Photo Contest: Darkness
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-01 at 03:21:43

We hope you're all coming back from a great holiday week ready to take some photos and win more prizes. We're going from bright sparkles in the last contest to "darkness" for this one, and even though it's on the opposite end of the spectrum we're sure y...

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8. 2014 in review: the year that sucked for everyone but Nintendo
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-01 at 01:30:02

If I had to throw my stones on one side of the pond, I'd be inclined to agree with some of my colleagues: 2014 was a real armpit of a year. 

  
    Continue reading…

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9. Sony execs used old BlackBerrys found in a basement after getting hacked
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-01 at 04:26:57

With its computer systems crippled worldwide, Sony executives did what any of us would do: turn to simpler technologies to get them moving again. According to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, that tech included notepads, a manua...

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10. Comcast Customer Spends Four Hours Canceling His Account
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-01 at 04:17:00

 A Comcast user named Mike posted a portion of a four-hour call with the company to cancel his account. The resulting back and forth — full of long, pregnant pauses and corporate rigamarole — isn’t nearly as exciting as Ryan Block&#...

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11. On Comcast? Buy Your Own Modem.
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-01 at 01:07:33

 Comcast just raised their modem rental fees from $8 to $10, because apparently charging you too much for a modem costs more than it used to.
If you’re on Comcast and don’t own your modem, you’re throwing away $120 a year for no rea...

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12. Netflix Helps You Trick Kids Into Thinking Midnight Came Early With An On-Demand Countdown
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-01 at 02:20:41

 Netflix, with a nod and wink to weary parents everywhere, has introduced a clever way to trick the kids into thinking New Year’s Eve came early. The service is offering a three-minute long countdown to the New Year featuring DreamWorks’...

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14. The Trillion Dollar F-35 Won’t Even Be Able to Shoot Its Gun Until 2019
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-01 at 01:18:00

At this point, it's not even funny how much the Pentagon has screwed up the development of its new stealth fighter jet
 , the F-35. But the latest report that the jet's 25mm cannon won't be operational until 2019 at the earliest is just laughable. Even m...

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15. The Interview: South Korea fans risk downloading malware
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-01 at 01:40:30

Android app reported to have infected 20,000 devices so far, promising pirated download while stealing bank account details Continue reading...

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16. 7 Venture Capitalists Predict What Will Happen In 2015
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-01 at 04:34:25

 From cloud wars to the certainty that there will be hacks, venture capitalists believe that 2015 will be a year of tumult and (in public markets anyway) triumph for the startup world. Here are the visions that the general partners, managing director...

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17. Just Drink Prosecco
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-01 at 04:11:00

It's New Year's Eve, which means that amateurs across the planet will be imbibing far more booze than they're accustomed to, and more likely than not, the intoxicating mixture will include a bunch of bubbly. Here's why it should be a cheap bottle of pros...

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18. Sony sends ‘The Interview’ far and wide
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-01 at 03:45:58

Still haven't seen the movie that a group of hackers tried to stop? Now you have even more ways to watch it.

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19. Android Central’s top videos from 2014!
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-01 at 05:00:24

It's that time of year in which we look back on the months that proceeded this, the last month of the year and the keeper of many a filler post, intended to inform, entertain and give us just a moment's pause between the maelstrom that was and the tempes...

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20. Inside the Design of the New Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-01 at 02:30:00

The bright ball that hovers over Times Square on New Year's Eve is a little bit reborn this year. Sure, it's iconic and colorful and mesmerizing as it always is. This year, however, the ball will captivate the world with 288 new crystals. And, boy, is it...

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