1. AT&T Made the First Transcontinental Phone Call 100 Years Ago Today
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-26 at 02:30:00

On Jan. 25, 1915, inventor Alexander Graham Bell (center) called up his former lab partner, Thomas Watson, in San Francisco, making the first transcontinental phone call in history.Read more...

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2. WikiLeaks demands answers after Google hands staff emails to US government
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-26 at 03:36:07

Search giant gave FBI emails and digital data belonging to three staffersWikiLeaks told last month of warrants which were served in March 2012  Continue reading...

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3. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck turns the myth into the man
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-26 at 01:46:02

I still remember the exact moment I learned Kurt Cobain had killed himself. A friend stood in the doorway of my college dorm room, face slack, and said two words: "Kurt died." And over the ensuing days and months the machinery of pop culture ch...

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4. As soon as one ‘Uber for weed’ startup gets cut down, another grows in its place
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-26 at 01:30:02

It was only a matter of time before someone spun the "Uber for __" wheel and landed on WEED. More and more states are voting in favor of legalization. Congress recently instructed the feds to back off medical marijuana. Peter Thiel's venture ca...

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5. Gearbox’s beautiful ‘Homeworld’ remake reaches PCs February 25th
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-26 at 02:43:00

If you're a long-time PC gamer, you probably have a soft spot for the Homeworld series. Relic's epic saga was both eye-catching and proof that real-time strategy could work in the void of space. However, time hasn't been kind to the games -- the firs...

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6. This concept turns old phone parts into a supercomputer
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-26 at 04:29:02

One of the selling points for modular smartphones like Project Ara or the Puzzlephone is that they reduce waste. But little has been said about how discarded modules could be put to use. Finland's Circular Devices, the company developing the Pu...

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7. An Artist Created a Stop-Motion Short Film Using 1139 Light Paintings
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-26 at 00:55:00

Light painting is the process of using light and long exposure photography to create almost electric-looking works of art. This bit of light trickery has been used by artists and hobbyists to create stunning visual works as well as recreating the proton...

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8. Filmmakers Need A Virtual Reality Editing Suite, So Visionary VR Built It
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-26 at 01:51:57

 Virtual reality is as different from movies as movies are from novels. It’s hard to port one into another without losing a lot. New storytelling mediums need new creation tools, and Visionary VR is making them. But this isn’t some Final ...

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9. The Challenge of the Planets, Part Three: Gravity
     Published by Wired on 2015-01-26 at 00:14:40

It is strange that Lexell’s Comet is not better remembered. Discovered by ace comet-hunter Charles Messier on the night of 14 June 1770, it passed Earth just two weeks later at a distance of 1.4 million miles, closer than any other comet in history....

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10. Nexus Player now available from Best Buy and Newegg
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-26 at 00:42:19

The Nexus Player is now available outside of the Google Play Store, notably at Best Buy, as well as online retailer Newegg. The device is available from both outlets for $99.99, with the game controller also available from both at a price of $39.99.

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11. Man lists his Tesla Model S as an $85-a-night Airbnb room
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-26 at 06:57:00

If someone tells you he's been sleeping in a car, you'd most likely think he's either traveling on a budget or going through a rough patch. And, you know what? Either answer's probably true -- unless he meant he's been renting a Tesla Model S to slee...

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12. Here’s How To Turn On Windows 10’s New, Hidden Calendar And Clock
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-26 at 02:03:29

 I presume by now that if you are a Windows kid, you are using the newest build of the Windows 10 operating system, the recently released 9926 edition. If you are, go ahead and select the clock in the lower right corner of your screen. It looks sli...

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13. Investors Want Proof You’re High Fantasy
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-26 at 03:30:13

 Recently, TechCrunch published a post presenting differing investment theories of those in venture capital, unicorns vs. dragons. In the article, an investor legitimately claimed that a unicorn is a good analog for a good investment but dragons are ...

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14. Meet the man filming your death scenes in Call of Duty
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-01-26 at 00:02:17

Randall Higgins is the man behind the "KillCam."

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15. The Human Impact Of The Industrial Internet Of Things
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-26 at 05:30:02

 Will digital technology be positive for workers and jobs? Amid today’s public debate about the consequences of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics, along comes the industrial Internet of things. Little understood but potentially very...

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16. 7 reasons to use emoticons in your writing and social media, according to science
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-01-26 at 00:00:53

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. Do you remember seeing your first emoticon? The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be used as a “joke marker” on a message board for Carnegie Mell...

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17. Here’s what our readers think of the Moto X (2014)
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-26 at 00:46:00

In his review of the second-generation Moto X last September, our Senior Mobile Editor Chris Velazco called it "a huge step forward from last year's model." He complimented the seamless feel of the edges and thought its improved OLED screen was "one ...

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18. Digital Distribution Is Changing Who’s Going To See Indie Films
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-26 at 01:30:43

 Combine a culture that increasingly encourages self-expression; an economy that generates considerable surplus capital with low interest rates; Moore’s Law-like improvements in performance-per-dollar in production technology; proliferating on ...

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19. The Pirate Cinema Is Just Endless Torrenting and I Can’t Stop Watching
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-26 at 03:33:00

The Pirate Cinema turns worldwide torrent traffic into art. The results are equally beautiful, chaotic, inspiring, maddening, and there's a slight chance that I can feel my brain melting. Read more...

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20. A16Z Leads $58M Round In UK’s TransferWise To Ramp Up Its P2P Transfer Business
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-26 at 05:13:05

 TransferWise, the fast-growing UK-based P2P money transfer startup that has reportedly been in talks with Facebook for remittance services, has raised now raised a large round of funding led by one of the social network’s earliest backers. A...

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