1. Xbox Live and PlayStation Network are having problems on Christmas Day
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-26 at 00:33:11

Reports have been flowing in on Twitter today that Xbox Live and PlayStation Network — the online services connecting Microsoft's and Sony's game consoles — are experiencing outages. Occasional downtime is par for the course for both, but C...

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5. NSA waited until Christmas Eve to reveal its embarrassing self-audit
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-26 at 01:31:02

Pretty conspicuous timing.

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6. Everyone Is Torrenting The Interview 
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-26 at 02:43:47

After much humming and hawing, Sony released The Interview to the internet yesterday, charging $6 for the privilege of seeing a CGI Kim Jong-Un go pop. And, because this is the internet, hundreds of thousands of people are repaying the favor by torrentin...

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8. Hackers ruin Christmas gaming fun by taking down Sony and Microsoft’s servers
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-26 at 02:49:42

Lizard Squad has taken responsibility for DDoS attacks that have crippled both Xbox Live and PSN.

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9. Being A Leader Sometimes Means Finding The Willingness And Courage To Be Led
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-26 at 01:30:56

 A popular post on Quora by an early-stage startup founder triggered over 100 responses and more than 150,000 views — myself included. In the post, the founder (who remained anonymous) asked the community for some advice …. Read More

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12. The Future Of Wearable Technology Is In The Enterprise (At Least For Now)
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-26 at 05:18:40

 The first iteration of Google Glass was a flop with consumers (almost from the beginning), most wearables ultimately go unworn, and even boosters bemoan the state of the current wearable market for consumers.
Amid all the gloom there’s one t...

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13. The year in reviews: a look back at the worst gadgets of 2014
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-26 at 02:38:00

We've reviewed a lot of great products this year, and we can only hope that our observations helped you pick the device that best suits your needs. However, not every gadget we look at is going to be a winner. We've seen our fair share of disappointm...

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15. Kodak’s finally making smartphones (sort of)
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-26 at 06:59:00

For a while there it looked like Kodak's moment had come and gone, but the past few months have seen the imaging icon fight back from the brink of irrelevance. Now the company's planning to push a Kodak-branded smartphone, and thankfully it's not goi...

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16. An intriguing retelling of the birth of Jesus set in the space age
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-26 at 04:02:38

Here's a strange Christmas film—weird, sad, and hopeful all at the same time. According to its creators, Anomaly is 'a retelling of thetraditional Christmas Nativity which explores, through a modern-day lens, the events of two-thousand years ago, set a...

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18. The Scientific Formula for Perfect Eggnog
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-26 at 03:30:00

Have you ever felt like making boozy eggnog is a total crapshoot? Half the time you get a smooth and delicious cocktail, and half the time it's a lumpy, curdled mess. What gives?Read more...

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19. Tesla’s Roadster update will allow it to travel 400 miles on a charge
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-26 at 05:12:00

And here you thought only bad things happen on Christmas. Whereas most companies would avoid announcing good news on a day when no one is paying attention, Tesla CEO Elon Musk does things a bit differently. Musk just teased some news on Twitter about...

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20. In Holiday Document Dump, NSA Declassifies Compliance Errors
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-26 at 06:14:33

 The National Security Agency (NSA) on Christmas Eve released a grip of compliance reports  that detail its own admitted failures to always operate inside the orbit of the law.
The reports spanned a 12 year period, from 2001 to 2013.  According to...

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