1. What happens when senior citizens sit down with Grand Theft Auto 5 and no instruction?
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-23 at 00:00:02

There's something delightfully endearing but kind of horrifying about watching elderly citizens traipse around the world of Grand Theft Auto 5.
In the latest video from YouTube channel React, senior citizens were given 30 minutes to play and ...

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2. Pro Tools Is Releasing a Free Version of Its Legendary Audio Software
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-23 at 05:05:00

Pro Tools is the industry standard for digital audio production, but if you wanna get with the pros, you've always had to pay. No longer! Now, there's a free version of the software targeted at beginners, and that rules.Read more...

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3. Maybe this is the HTC One M9 — and maybe it’s not
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-23 at 00:19:15

It's possible this pic obtained by Phandroid is the upcoming HTC One M9. It's also possible that it's what's known in the biz as a "Fake ID" — the guts of an upcoming phone in the body of something else to hide what it'll really look like. (Here's an ...

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4. Samsung engineers are working on wearable for early stroke detection
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-23 at 00:43:00

Samsung has quite the diverse family of products, and for the last two years, a team of engineers have been working on yet another. Folks from its smartphone and washing machine teams are building a wearable sensor that monitors brainwaves to detect ...

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5. Barrett Brown Will Spend 5 Years In Jail Hacking-Related Offenses
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-23 at 02:37:00

A federal judge just sentenced journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison and ordered him to pay nearly $890,000 in restitution for charges related to the 2011 hack of Stratfor Global Intelligence. Brown's supporters maintain that the young writer a...

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6. Microsoft looks for love, but will there be a happy ending?
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-23 at 02:08:41

Technically Incorrect: CEO Satya Nadella now says Microsoft's aspiration is for Windows to be loved. Here's the underlying reality of Microsoft's relationship with the world. In, well, romantic terms.

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7. Leatherman is making the best charm bracelet ever, out of screwdrivers
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-23 at 02:03:00

One of the oldest things I still own, an early gift from my parents, is a blue Leatherman Mini-Tool. Growing up, I used it constantly for a strange mix of projects: taking apart simple gadgets, measuring fabric for sewing, and peeling (technic...

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8. Report: The Apple Watch Will Only Last 2.5 Hours With "Heavy" Use
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-23 at 02:06:00

We've heard rumors for some time
  that Apple's been less than pleased with the purported battery life of its upcoming Apple Watch. And now, it looks as though it has plenty of reason to be worried. According to a new report from 9 to 5 Mac, the Apple Wa...

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9. Apple apparently hasn’t solved the smartwatch battery life problem
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-23 at 03:23:00

Everyone has been waiting hear just how long Apple's smartwatch will last on a charge. Well, we'll have to wait for confirmation, but current rumors don't suggest there's any reason to believe that Cupertino has solved the biggest problem plaguing th...

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10. Dragon Age: Inquisition recognized with GLAAD Media Award for its LGBT characters
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-23 at 04:00:02

Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare will soon have one more accolade to add to its mantelpiece: The game is being honored by the GLAAD Media Awards for its outstanding representation of LGBT characters, GLAAD announced yesterday.

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11. Yesterday’s Windows 10 news means big changes for the future of Xbox
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-23 at 04:00:00

Microsoft made a lot of sweeping statements yesterday about what it wants for the future of Xbox and Windows. We don't like broad statements here at Engadget; we like specifics. Good news! We've broken down the aforementioned statements into the stuf...

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12. Designer turns Apple EULA into story, ‘The Man Who Agreed’
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-23 at 04:18:29

As a statement on the many who sign on to end-user licensing agreements too fast, Florence Meunier prints out a EULA and reworks it into something new.

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13. Hasty fix causes irreparable damage to King Tut’s burial mask
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-23 at 00:23:22

A quick attempt to reattach the king's beard with epoxy-based glue has defaced the Egyptian Museum's biggest draw forever.

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14. Office 2016 will hit desktops later this year
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-23 at 02:11:00

At its Windows 10 event yesterday, Microsoft spent some time showing off how its universal apps would provide a similar experience across devices. Office was certainly part of that conversation, and today, the folks in Redmond revealed that this year...

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15. The First Entirely Plant-Based Plastic Milk Carton Is Now on Shelves
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-23 at 04:37:00

This month, anyone in Finland who buy a lactose-free skimmed milk drink called Eila at the supermarket will buying the world's first carton made entirely out of plant-based plastics—right down to the cap. Read more...

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16. Twitter encourages popular users to stop posting photos with Instagram
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-23 at 05:00:46

Users of Twitter's official apps haven't been able to actually see Instagram photos since 2012. That was when Instagram decided to abruptly remove support for "cards" that showed photos right in the Twitter timeline; ever since, users have ha...

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17. Another Study Finds E-Cigs May Contain Formaldehyde
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-23 at 00:05:00

Science is back with more sobering news about vaping. A letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine claims that vapor produced by electronic cigarettes contains a high concentration of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. But don't panic quite y...

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18. Microsoft HoloLens to create first ‘manned’ Mars mission
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-23 at 00:44:56

Microsoft introduces an augmented-reality headset that NASA plans to use to roam a virtual Mars starting later this year.

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19. A John Oliver segment inspired new legislation in Washington state
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-01-23 at 00:26:06

The comedian's influence grows even when he's on hiatus.


20. Drone carrying 3 kilos of meth crashes near US-Mexico border
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-23 at 00:03:39

Tijuana shoppers experience a close encounter of an illegal kind after a drug-smuggling drone crash-lands in a store parking lot.

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