1. Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox Live Networks Attacked by Hackers
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-27 at 02:41:42

Over the Christmas holiday, the gaming servers for Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation 4 were offline, rendering the devices partly unusable.

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2. The NSA chose Christmas to detail 12 years of accidental spying
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-27 at 00:53:00

The NSA's idea of a Christmas present, it seems, is to release multiple reports detailing 12 years of improper conduct. The heavily redacted accounts reveal many incidents of misuse (both accidental and intentional) of the NSA's Signal Intelligence (...

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3. Hackers released an enormous cache of 13,000 passwords and credit cards
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-27 at 03:43:59

If you use Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Amazon, Walmart, or Hulu, you'll want to read this.

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4. Home for the holidays, and for a 20-year-old issue of PC Magazine
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-27 at 00:51:16

When I'm home for the holidays, one of my most beloved traditions involves sifting through my time capsule of a bedroom, where decades of PC Magazines, PC Worlds, Windows Magazines, and Visual Basic Programmer's Journals collect dust. These wer...

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5. Mathematicians find a cheaper, slower way to get to Mars
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-27 at 04:23:00

Getting to Mars is never going to be cheap. But a couple of mathematicians have figured out how to shave some significant bucks off the price tag. Rather than fly to the red planet when it's orbit brings it closest, the craft will "meet" it on the wa...

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6. Richard’s favorite Android apps of 2014
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-27 at 01:19:55

What I've been using the most this past year We're coming to the end of another fantastic 12 months in the Android world, and as is often the case the end of the year brings about a retrospective look at what has been before. That's true of each of the A...

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7. How a Portuguese City Turned Its Buses and Taxis Into Wi-Fi Hotspots 
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-27 at 02:30:00

In Porto, Portugal, picking up a free Wi-Fi signal is as simple as hopping into a bus or taxi. The city recently launched a Wi-Fi program that serves 70,000 people a month by offering free internet connections in more than 600 buses and taxis. Read more....

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8. Tesla Roadster getting upgrade to 400-mile range
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-27 at 06:34:36

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announces the Roadster will be eligible for an upgrade that will allow for "nonstop travel from LA to SF."

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10. Amazon’s 2014 Holiday Sees Mobile Shopping Approach 60% Of Total Volume
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-27 at 00:09:12

 Amazon stuck with its mystery theme for this year’s holiday sales performance review, saying things like “record-breaking” and “record growth” without really talking about actual solid numbers or dollars. The company di...

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11. Best of the rest of 2014: Destiny, the most interesting game of the year
     Published by Polygon on 2014-12-27 at 02:30:01

Every year, the Polygon staff chooses 10 excellent games to award our Game of the Year honors, but that means some games we love don't quite make the cut. This year we've decided to run a series of opinion pieces by members of the Polygon staff...

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12. The Nexus 6 is back in stock, for now, at Motorola’s website
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-27 at 01:01:53

It's the day after Christmas, but that doesn't mean your shopping days have to be over, especially if you still want to get the Nexus 6. Today, the Motorola.com website put the 6-inch Android Lollipop smartphone back in stock.

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13. Kim Dotcom takes credit for ending PSN, Xbox Live outage
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-27 at 06:01:26

The controversial tech entrepreneur offers hackers vouchers for his own Mega service in exchange for restoring services. It appears to have worked.

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14. Meet Lizard Squad, the hackers who ruined Christmas for gamers worldwide
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-27 at 01:58:08

We interviewed two hackers claiming to rep the group that took down Xbox Live and PSN on Christmas.

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15. If you love America, don’t go see ‘The Interview’
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-27 at 03:00:00

Christmas moviegoers reportedly hated The Interview—and you should, too.

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16. The Drone That Could Save You From Drowning
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-27 at 01:17:38

 Slowly but surely, though, people are finding truly good, novel uses for drones. Stopping rhino poaching! Finding skiers lost in the alps! And now… saving you from drowning? Read More

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18. ‘The Interview’ online release: Industry revolution or total fluke?
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-27 at 05:57:08

By releasing the controversial film on the Internet before it hits theaters, Sony has turned the comedy into Hollywood's first mainstream testbed for delivering movies straight to your home.

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19. Build Your Own DIY Raspberry Pi Minecraft Server
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-27 at 06:43:36

 As we approach the doldrums of winter what could be more cheerful than hours of incessant Minecrafting with you and your loved ones? While you can easily run a server on any computer (the program requires a server app to run in conjunction with a cl...

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