1. Your new PC needs these 22 free, excellent programs
     Published by PC World on 2014-12-25 at 01:00:00

New hardware needs new softwareMore than a mere blank slate, a new PC is a fresh opportunity—a collection of components that, with the right software installed, could accomplish anything from balancing your household budget to helping to cure cancer.Yes...

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2. Here’s what it would look like if we were honest on social media
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-25 at 00:04:41

We all know exactly what we're thinking when we make social media posts.

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3. It’s OK if you don’t watch The Interview on Christmas, or ever
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-25 at 06:15:19

There was never any question this week that I would be spending part of my Christmas watching The Interview. When it was announced the morning that the film would get an online release at 10 a.m. PST, without missing a beat I yelled to my mom i...

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4. Win a TELUS Moto X and Moto 360 Bundle! [Contest]
     Published by Mobile Syrup on 2014-12-25 at 02:30:55

TELUS is advertising that “wonderful things happen when we unplug” this holiday season, hinting that we should stop looking at our devices and focus on the people around us to experience...

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5. ‘The Interview’ streams to YouTube, Google Play, Xbox, Sony site
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-25 at 00:38:35

Sony Pictures gets the controversial film online a day before it hits some theaters. Eager viewers can rent the film for $6 or buy it for $15.

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7. Nothing Is Better Than These 80s Internet Depictions of Technology
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-25 at 01:00:00

Ever spend time imagining what the world was like the year you popped into it? I love it. Because man, 1983 was ridiculous. And terrible. And awesome. Michael Jackson did his first moonwalk. AOL, Microsoft Word and My Little Pony came into existence. Th...

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9. Five last-minute gifts for the music lover
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-25 at 05:38:04

If you're looking for a cheap, last-minute gift that's also thoughtful, then try one of these five audio treats, all for under $30.

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10. Vinyl demand is so high, a record label opened its own factory to keep up
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-25 at 04:49:00

Jack White and his Third Man Records imprint aren't the only ones benefiting from the vinyl boom. Oxford, Mississippi-based Fat Possum Records took matters into its own hands, building a pressing plant to meet the demands of its avid collectors. Afte...

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11. Lego Wind Waker map will have you busy through New Year’s
     Published by Polygon on 2014-12-25 at 04:30:02

Reddit user BrucilSprout has created a set of instructions you can use to create the map from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker out of Lego. That is, if you can find its 1,885 parts. The build is simply brilliant, and even uses sectional piec...

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13. The 10 biggest geek culture stories of 2014
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-25 at 01:20:27

From YouTube scandals to the filming of Star Wars, 2014 was an eventful year in geek culture.

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16. Important PSA: Update Gadget Gifts Before You Wrap Them
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-25 at 00:30:00

So you pulled out the big guns and you got your son (age 27 or otherwise) a console. You're justifiably excited about the Christmas morning surprise, but there's one thing you must absolutely remember to take care of before you wrap that gadget gift: Upd...

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17. Local ISP Offers Internet Speeds 10 Times Faster Than Google Fiber
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-25 at 02:00:00

While Kansas City and others
  gloat about their gigabit internet from Google Fiber, a small internet service provider in Minnesota is about to offer stupid fast 10-gigabit connections to consumers. US Internet just announced that the new service will be...

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18. Your smartphone is changing the way your fingers work
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-25 at 00:06:00

Your smartphone is changing more than just your habits -- it's changing the way your hands work, too. Swiss researchers have discovered that activity in the brain's cortex associated with index fingers and thumbs is enhanced directly in proportion to...

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