1. Japan’s first Firefox OS phone is transparent
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-24 at 02:04:00

Transparency has always been one of Mozilla's big selling points with Firefox OS, but a new smartphone from KDDI in Japan is taking that idea to its literal extreme. KDDI's Fx0 is the first Firefox OS phone to hit Japan, and as you can see, its clear...

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2. Google Play Store has lots of music albums on sale for the end of 2014
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-24 at 01:25:02

Music lovers who also own Android and iOS devices should be happy that the Google Play Store is currently running a sale for the end of 2014. It has some deep discounts on a bunch of albums, a couple of which are just $1.99 each.

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3. Engage the gingerbread U.S.S. Enterprise
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-24 at 02:14:26

Need a geeky gingerbread treat? Make it so with this tasty "Star Trek" tribute to the U.S.S. Enterprise made by Trekkie bakers.

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4. Sony to release ‘The Interview’ on Dec. 25 after all
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-24 at 04:24:48

Call it a Christmas miracle for the First Amendment, or perhaps Sony again bowing to pressure, this time from Washington instead of terrorists. Either way, the movie will be released to some theaters.

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5. Star Trek 3 is coming July 8, 2016
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-24 at 01:38:21

One day after the news that Fast & Furious director Justin Lin was taking over Star Trek 3, Paramount has announced the movie will premiere on July 8, 2016, according to Variety. Both announcements bring some stability to a franchise that h...

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7. A Pen That Is Also a Charger Because Your Phone Is Dead Again
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-24 at 03:30:00

It should be simple: Charge phone overnight, wake up with enough battery to last the day; repeat. Nope. Try more like: Get home way too late, pass out, press snooze 748 times the next morning and get to work at 9:02 either with no phone at all or one who...

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8. Apple- and Microsoft-backed patent group ends its war on Android
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-24 at 00:45:00

And just like that, the Rockstar Consortium's lawsuit campaign against Android is over. The patent holding group (backed by Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft and Sony) has sold all of its commonly held patents to clearinghouse RPX for $900 milli...

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9. Google slings song lyrics into search spotlight
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-24 at 02:52:30

The new search trick puts the lyrics right on the search results page -- when it works. And oh, yeah, there's a link from there to Google Play.

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10. Blind students get incredible 3D-printed ‘yearbook’
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-24 at 00:51:32

The graduating class of the Seoul National School for the Blind in South Korea received an incredible 3D-printed yearbook so students can remember what their friends look like.

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11. How Guardians of the Galaxy almost killed Stan Lee
     Published by Polygon on 2014-12-24 at 02:12:48

Iconic comic creator Stan Lee would have been toast if Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn had his way, according to a recent episode of podcast The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith.
Lee frequently appears in Marvel movies for just a few se...

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12. So Who Shut Down North Korea’s Internet?
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-24 at 02:20:00

Just this past Friday, North Korea's already shaky internet access started to crumble. Over the weekend, things just got worse, and by yesterday morning, the country was in a state of total blackout. Considering that the U.S. just officially blamed Nort...

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13. Good-deed time: Help find the owner of these lost SD cards
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-24 at 04:16:04

A guy finds a camera bag in Chicago's Millennium Park containing SD cards full of anniversary photos. Can you help find the owner in time for the holidays?

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14. How to: Forward email to your main Gmail account so Google Now sees it
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-24 at 01:15:29

Take time to set up a few filters, and you'll enable a much better Google Now experience As much as we'd love to condense all of our digital lives into just one email address, it just isn't feasible. And now with services like Google Now scanning our ema...

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15. ESPN3 Is Finally Arriving For DirecTV Customers
     Published by IN.com on 2014-12-24 at 02:57:28

A new deal announced today between DirecTV and Disney will make live and on-demand ESPN content available to subscribers of the satellite service, finally extending WatchESPN and ESPN3 to its 20 million subscribers.Read more...

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16. Google and Microsoft fight hotels’ attempts to block personal WiFi
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-24 at 04:19:00

The battle between hotels and hotspot-toting travelers isn't over just because Marriott settled a complaint that it blocked personal WiFi -- far from it. Google, Microsoft and a US carrier lobbying group (the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet ...

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17. LG announces Music Flow wireless system coming to US
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-24 at 00:35:41

​LG has announced its Music Flow Wi-Fi system will be available in the US in 2015 and incorporate features like on-the-go music and even IM-ing your device.

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18. The FDA Blew Its Chance to End the Ridiculous Ban on Gay Blood Donation
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-24 at 02:00:00

So much for ending government-mandated discrimination. The FDA today eased restrictions on blood donation for gay and bisexual men—but only if they haven't had any sex in the past year. Good try, FDA, but this is still messed up. Read more...

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19. FCC Confirms That Nearly 4M Net Neutrality Comments Were Submitted By The Public
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-24 at 01:32:28

 After some katzenjammer about just how many comments were submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) dealing with net neutrality, the governmental agency confirmed today that nearly 4 ...

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20. Nintendo wins two Wii patent disputes
     Published by Polygon on 2014-12-24 at 06:06:48

Nintendo recently prevailed in patent lawsuits with two different firms regarding the technology in the Wii, the company announced over the past week.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in Nintendo's favor on Dec. 19 in a l...

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