1. The year in tech ads: Verizon was best, but who was worst?
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-28 at 06:33:13

2014 proved that every utterance of a company constitutes an ad. But which were the most memorably positive and which simply hurt?

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2. Wall.e Restaurant Staffed With Robots Opens in China
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-28 at 06:00:00

Yet another new restaurant with robot servers has opened in China. And the owners seem determined to test Disney's patience with intellectual property laws. Why? The name of the restaurant is apparently Wall.e — just like the cute little robot worker f...

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3. Hackers Leak Thousands of Passwords Because This Is How We Live Now
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-28 at 02:30:00


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4. Sony Works for Third Day to Restore PlayStation After Attack
     Published by Recode on 2014-12-28 at 05:16:52

The outage was caused by "high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online game play," otherwise known as a DDoS.

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5. Russia wants to collect the DNA of every creature
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-28 at 01:17:00

Institutions have already been amassing huge DNA collections to catalog the world's creatures, but Moscow State University might just top them all. It's planning to build "Noah's Ark," a repository for the genes of every creature, living or extinct -...

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6. Iran Tests ‘Suicide Drone’
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-28 at 00:30:00

Today Iranian military forces tested various unmanned aircraft that some are calling "suicide drones." Because "suicide drone" sounded more intimidating than "model airplane that we could fly into things nearby."Read more...

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7. Jayden Wilson, star of Spider-Man viral video, dies aged five on Christmas Eve
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-28 at 01:04:47

Cancer claims life of boy who became famous when his father surprised him by dressing as comic-book character Continue reading...

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8. Philadelphia literally burns old money for electricity
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-28 at 01:25:00

What happens to old paper money that's too worn out to be used? It's often recycled and made into everything from dog beds to packing materials. But the Philadelphia Federal Reserve office does something even more unique: They send the old currency to l...

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9. After the hype: here’s what the internet thinks of ‘The Interview’
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-28 at 03:51:00

So you resisted the pressure to watch The Interview the second it became available, and you're not willing to rely on one review to decide whether it's really worth a download or theater trip just to stick it to hackers. No worries -- we've rounded u...

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10. North Korea blames US for Internet shutdown
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-28 at 02:05:48

The state's ruling body points the finger at Washington for continued Internet disruptions amid its dispute with the US over the Sony hack -- and hurls insults.

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11. Crowdfunding Startups Are Looking To Refashion The Business Of Fashion
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-28 at 01:30:00

 Crowdfunding is enabling new fashion startups to fight against the industry norm of manufacturing in Asia by bringing production closer to home thanks to lower minimum orders, willing local manufacturers and the trend of unique, customized clothing....

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12. Hacker Group Names, Ranked
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-28 at 03:30:00

You may have recently heard about Lizard Squad, the hacker group that ruined Christmas
  for so many gamers. But you may be thinking to yourself, Lizard Squad is a really dumb name. And you'd be correct. Below, a list of hacker group names, from lamest t...

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13. Artist Suing Sony Over Unauthorized Use of Her Song in ‘The Interview’
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-28 at 05:30:00

Musician Yoon Mi Rae is not too happy with Sony Pictures right now. Because even though the company has aggressively gone after people who don't respect intellectual property rights, they seem to need a lesson in IP law themselves. Yoon Mi Rae is accusi...

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14. 13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-28 at 01:26:39

 From Xbox Live being down on Christmas to the worst tech stocks of the year, here are the top stories from 12/20-12/26.

1. Gamers who received new consoles for Christmas found themselves unable to connect and play with friends. On what might be...

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15. What 2015 Has In Store For Native Ads, TV And Email
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-28 at 04:30:34

 Succeeding as a modern, high-tech marketer means adapting to accelerating changes in technology—whether that’s leveraging Facebook’s newest features, segmenting customers with even more granularity, or finding a new platform for vi...

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17. Aereo To Be Pieced Out And Auctioned Off To The Highest Bidder
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-28 at 03:36:33

 Lest you held any lingering hope in your heart of hearts that Aereo would somehow rise from the grave, let them be gone — the courts have just given the greenlight for the company to be pieced apart and its parts sold to the highest bidder. Re...

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18. Exclusive: Meet The USAF’s Long Awaited KC-46A Pegasus Tanker 
     Published by Jalopnik on 2014-12-28 at 05:24:00

It's been a decade and a half in the making, but now the time has finally come to see the USAF's new tanker 
 in whole form, moving under its own power. The KC-46A is based on different elements of different variations of the Boeing 767, and once fielded...

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