1. ​Google leaves most Android users exposed to hackers
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-25 at 03:28:15

An executive confirms Google has no plans to fix a security hole in the default browser for older versions of Android, which are relied on by around 60 percent of all Android users.

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2. Google Fiber is (possibly) heading to North Carolina
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-25 at 05:04:00

North Carolina residents might soon see Google Fiber vans driving down the streets. According to several publications, Mountain View has invited local Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham officials to a super secret "Save the Date" event on Wednesday, Januar...

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3. No need for speed: Cable industry opposes 25Mbps broadband definition
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-01-25 at 01:00:46

Normal people don't need 25Mbps down or 3Mbps up, cable lobby says.

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4. Watch seniors play Grand Theft Auto V for the first time
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-25 at 01:21:55

"Oh man! Destruction Derby!" Seniors have fun stealing and wrecking cars, shooting random people and running from the police as they play Grand Theft Auto V in this Fine Brothers video.

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5. Microsoft’s HoloLens explained: How it works and why it’s different
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-25 at 03:13:06

Has Microsoft suddenly pushed us into the age of "Star Trek" and "Minority Report"? For those confused about what's actually going on with the company's new head-mounted gadget, here's the rundown.

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6. Bad Graphic Design Puns For Designer In-Jokes
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-25 at 02:31:16

Spending hours laboring over an InDesign template can feel like thankless work, especially when your team of oh-so-gifted writers don't understand the concept of a word limit. But at least while you're shedding bitter tears for butchered layouts, these d...

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7. Ask AC: What’s that star in my notification area?
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-25 at 03:30:14

Welcome to the wonderful, confusing world of Android 5.0 notifications This question still hits our inbox from time to time, and it's worth a quick reminder. Android 5.0 Lollipop — at least in its current, unadulterated form — changes the way notif...

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8. Mozilla Wants To Bring Virtual Reality To The Browser
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-25 at 03:00:46

 Last summer, Mozilla launched a very experimental version of Firefox with support for web-based virtual reality apps that could be experienced through the Oculus Rift. Earlier this week, support for WebVR also landed in Firefox’s Nightly and...

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9. Why You Should Care That The FCC Is Trying To Redefine Broadband
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-25 at 04:30:00

In the wake of the ongoing net neutrality argument
 , another equally important squabble between regulators and telecoms companies has been overlooked. The FCC is trying to redefine 'broadband' as "internet which is actually fast enough to use"...

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10. Alan Turing’s Hidden Manuscripts Are Up For Auction
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-25 at 00:30:00

Alan Turing was a British mathematician who both broke the infamous Enigma code, enabling Britain to stay alive during WWII, and also the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. He's the reason why people have laboured for decades to beat...

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11. Apple Reported to Begin Shipping Apple Watch in March, 12-Inch MacBook Air in Early 2015
     Published by Mac Rumors on 2015-01-25 at 06:01:18

Apple will begin shipping the Apple Watch in March and will also look to launch its new 12-inch MacBook Air during this quarter, according to a new report by KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. The analyst also predicted that iPhone shipments would beat ...

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12. A Jetsons animated movie is reportedly in the works
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-25 at 01:53:02

The Jetsons might just get a second chance on the silver screen. Warner Bros. has hired writer Matt Lieberman to pen a script for a feature film based on the iconic Hanna-Barbera show from the early ‘60s, reports Deadline and Variety. Acco...

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13. Is This the Face of a Typical Hacker?
     Published by Recode on 2015-01-25 at 02:46:28

This might not be the image of an average hacker, but one company came up with an estimate.

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14. Walmart quietly launches its low-cost streaming video stick
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-25 at 02:28:00

Do you like the idea of a streaming media stick for your TV, but find that even Google's Chromecast or Amazon's Fire TV Stick costs more than you're willing to pay? You'll want to visit your local Walmart, then. The big-box retailer tells GigaOM that...

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15. Two flights grounded in Atlanta following Twitter bomb threats
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-25 at 03:55:39

Two US passenger planes were targeted by bomb threats today. Delta flight 1156 and Southwest flight 2942, both bound for Atlanta, were escorted by F-16 fighter jets before landing. According to Reuters and the AP, passengers safely exited the a...

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16. This Entrepreneur Quit His Day Job To Make A Little Rubber Thing For Your Headphones
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-25 at 04:36:41

 A cursory search under “headphone management” will bring up virtually hundreds of products. Spoolee’s novel contribution to the category is a twig adrift in an ocean of competition. This seems like a small and unusual product for u...

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17. Prioritizing Diversity In 2015
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-25 at 01:30:36

 At a recent forum on diversity in tech, Google’s Director of Global Diversity Talent & Inclusion, Yolanda Mangolini, explained that it is incredibly hard to move the needle on diversity by even 1% at Google’s size. In a blog post on ...

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18. The claim process for Sony’s $15 million PSN breach lawsuit starts now
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-25 at 00:31:00

Been waiting for Sony to start dishing out the $15 million in restitution for the 2011 breach that took its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services down back in 2011? Well, thanks to the outfit putting a claim form online, now you can start the pay...

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19. Sid Meier’s Starships is all about ship customization, tactical combat
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-25 at 00:37:11

Sid Meier's Starships, the recently announced downloadable follow-up to last year's Civilization: Beyond Earth, takes the strategy franchise in a bold new direction — where no Civ game has gone before, if you will.
During a PAX South panel, M...

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20. Chuck Norris vs. Communism: how VHS piracy started a political revolution
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-25 at 00:04:25

No matter what your stance is on file sharing, the commercial downsides to pirating movies and television shows are obvious. Writers and directors see their work inherently devalued, and the companies financing the projects see less return — ...

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