1. Feminist Frequency to pivot toward combating “gendered online harassment”
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-01-27 at 02:25:00

FF discloses financials, announces plans for new "masculinity in games" video series.

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2. ‘MythBusters’ tackles ‘Doom’ and the lore of first-person shooters
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-27 at 01:58:00

Have you ever wondered if a regular human could carry the health packs, guns, chainsaw and all the other stuff from Doom? Well, it looks like we're about to find out. The disproving duo of Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman tackle scenarios from that titl...

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3. Dr. Oz Is Still Full of Shit
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-27 at 03:10:00

Time and again, we've seen that Dr. Oz peddles garbage cures
 . So it's no surprise that the government has gone after the company that makes one of his favorite supplements. Today the FTC announced that the people who promoted green coffee extract on hi...

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4. Mission Impossible 5 will be released this July
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-27 at 02:58:02

Mission Impossible 5 just had its release date moved way up. The film will now be coming out this summer, on July 31st, instead of on Christmas Day. The Hollywood Reporter suggests that Paramount may have wanted to shift its release date to mo...

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5. WSJ: Google Fiber is coming to Atlanta, Nashville and North Carolina
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-27 at 07:13:00

Rumors broke over the weekend that Google might bring its gigabit internet Fiber connection to Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, NC next, but it's not stopping there. The Tennesseean reports Nashville has an announcement planned, while the Wall Street Jo...

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6. Bungie looks to fix the mistakes of Destiny’s first add-on with House of Wolves
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-27 at 03:00:45

With Destiny's next batch of downloadable content, the House of Wolves add-on, Bungie is hoping to right many of the mistakes the developer made with The Dark Below, game designer Luke Smith said in a recent post on NeoGAF.
Smith, responding...

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7. Julia Roberts is adapting Batkid’s heroic story into a movie
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-01-27 at 00:21:20

Batkid's IRL exploits tugged on our heart strings. Now Julia Roberts is making them into a movie.

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8. Apple giving away TV shows and music with ‘Free on iTunes’
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-27 at 00:50:00

Free stuff is always great, especially if people actually want what's on offer. Apple now has a special section called "Free on iTunes" where you can find TV shows and music freebies if you've already blown through your monthly entertainment budget. ...

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9. Microsoft’s Surface tablet and Xbox businesses are (mostly) booming
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-27 at 03:26:00

Microsoft appears to be well past the days when it was writing off unsold Surface tablets and struggling to match Sony in game console sales. The Windows developer reports that its Devices and Consumer group's revenue grew 8 percent year over year in...

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10. Dropbox Acquires Pixelapse, A Startup Building Collaboration Tools For Designers
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-27 at 04:16:45

 Pixelapse, a startup incubated by Y Combinator and StartX, has been acquired by cloud storage company Dropbox.
The news was announced on the Pixelapse blog, and Dropbox has confirmed it. Read More

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11. How to factory reset your Nexus 6
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-27 at 00:12:59

There are a few reasons why you might want to factory reset your Nexus 6, reverting it back to its out-of-box condition. Maybe you've decided to sell your device. Perhaps you want to eliminate any problematic apps and start again from scratch. Whatever t...

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12. The German government is funding a Battlestar Galactica larp on a retired destroyer
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-27 at 02:17:33

Live-action role-playing, or larping, can be just a nice way to spend a weekend. But especially in parts of Europe, it's also an educational tool — and that doesn't necessarily make it any less cool. On February 4th, a retired German destroy...

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13. ‘Tropes vs. Women’ creator planning two new video game-related series
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-27 at 02:09:15

Nonprofit Feminist Frequency, known for its feminist critiques of media by Anita Sarkeesian, will begin two new video game-related series in the coming year, according to the organization's recently released 2014 annual report.
This first vide...

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14. Ms. Marvel saves San Francisco from hate ads
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-27 at 05:29:54

What would Ms. Marvel — Marvel's premiere Muslim superhero — do if she spotted the real-life Islamaphobic advertisements that are currently running on San Francisco buses? Why, she would "fix" them.

That's precisely the mindset that some k...

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15. SpaceX and Boeing are on their way to launching US astronauts, NASA says
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-27 at 03:11:13

New details about NASA's Commercial Crew Program were revealed today during a press conference held at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Both SpaceX and Boeing have completed the first milestones in their plans to send humans into space from...

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16. Watch this supercut of dangerous women kicking ass over 30 years of cinema
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-27 at 03:02:02

It's a shame that it's a little harder to call up a list of kickass leading women in action movies than it is for their male counterparts, because they've been doing it forever. While we can concede that Scarlett Johansson playing the Major in...

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17. This Is Why Glowing Jellyfish Proteins Have Revolutionized Medicine
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-27 at 02:50:00

In his new book Illuminating Disease, chemist Marc Zimmer explains how fluorescent proteins have changed science. Taken from glowing jellyfish, these proteins are now one of the most important tools in medicine, used in everything from brain mapping to di...

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18. A 3D Model of Microsoft’s HoloLens Is the Closest You Can Get For Now
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-27 at 03:30:00

As we all stop caring about 3D TVs, smartwatches, and other recent tech fads, the attention now turns to head-worn interactive displays. And if you think Microsoft's new HoloLens
  has what it takes to challenge the Oculus Rift, here's your chance to lo...

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19. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past comic returns to print after more than 20 years
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-27 at 04:30:30

The comic based on Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, which first appeared in the pages of Nintendo Power magazine, will be reprinted this year in a single volume collection from Viz Media's Perfect Square imprint, the publishe...

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20. Police think Waze’s traffic app puts officers in danger
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-27 at 03:06:00

You may use Google's Waze app primarily to avoid traffic jams and watch out for speed cameras, but some American police see it as threat -- and they want Google to do something about it. Officers speaking to the Associated Press believe that Waze's p...

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