1. Facebook mobile users hit new highs, revenue jumps
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-29 at 04:45:20

The social-networking giant reported continued growth in its daily and monthly active users, fueling advertising revenue.

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2. What would happen to Earth if humans suddenly disappeared?
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-29 at 02:06:58

A video from AsapScience explores what would happen if humans suddenly disappeared from the face of the Earth (though we obviously wouldn't be around to worry about it).

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3. Comcast Changed Customer’s Name to "Asshole Brown" But Is Totally Sorry
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-29 at 04:47:00

When Ricardo Brown from Spokane, Washington got his most recent bill from Comcast, he had an extra special reason to be dismayed. It wasn't the pricey charges—we're all used to that by now. No, it was that on this particular bill, Comcast appears to ha...

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4. GitHub Tries to Grow Up
     Published by The Information on 2015-01-29 at 00:00:58

GitHub has become the top destination for developers who want to collaborate on code. It has 8.3 million users who work together on 19.1 million software projects hosted on its site. These range from Bootstrap, a popular framework for building mobile webs...

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5. Bill Gates doesn’t get why we’re not worried about super intelligent AI
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-29 at 03:18:00

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have brought up the potential dangers of super intelligent AI several times over the past few years (Musk even donated $10 million toward cautious AI research), but now Bill Gates is also getting into the mix. In his Red...

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7. Eggs Shaped Like Golf Balls Mean It’s Finally OK To Play With Your Food
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-29 at 03:30:00

Playing with your food is a real no-no when you're a kid. But once you're old enough to head off to college, it suddenly becomes OK—at least if Animal House taught us anything. And OK or not, it's all but impossible to resist playing around with a boil...

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9. Is data privacy just a dream?
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-29 at 02:33:41

Data Privacy Day brings reflection on our security sins, but it's hard to find a perfect protector of data. Even Blackphone's extra-encrypted Slient Text app was found with a security flaw.

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10. Tesla Model S P85D’s ‘Insane Mode’ lives up to its name
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-29 at 02:22:00

Apparently some people haven't heard that Tesla's dual-motor, all-wheel-drive P85D upgrade to its Model S turns the car into a performance monster. An aptly named "Insane Mode" turns up the power so owners can experience the promised 0 - 60mph in 3.2...

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11. Seven things we learned from Apple’s Q1 earnings call
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-29 at 01:59:35

CEO Tim Cook highlights the strength of iPhone and China, why he still has high hopes for the iPad and when Apple Watch will ship.

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13. Coming up next: We take a look at Android antivirus apps
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-29 at 00:16:18

We're knee deep in Nest this week as we've begun taking more focused looks at specific topics. And we're not slowing down. Coming up next we're going to dive into a subject that, to be perfectly honest, we've tried to avoid over the years. That would be ...

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14. Remember When Fax Machines Were the High-Tech Future?
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-29 at 03:40:00

When was the last time you sent a fax? 2000? 1995? Never and you hardly even know what a fax is because you're just too young? Fair enough. But the fax machine was the high-tech device of its day. And even in the world of Back to the Future Part II, it ...

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15. YouTube’s video pick spells doom for Adobe Flash
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-29 at 01:44:39

By using HTML5 by default to deliver YouTube video, Google helps the Web root out Adobe's Flash. The next challenge for the Web: competing with mobile apps.

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16. New ‘SlatePro TechDesk SE’ Comes Equipped with Built-In iPhone Dock, Mac Air Vents and Whiteboard [iOS Blog]
     Published by Mac Rumors on 2015-01-29 at 04:16:01

Back in March of 2014, iSkelter launched the SlatePro TechDesk on Kickstarter, which was designed with built-in docks and cutouts to accommodate Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks.   The desk was highly successful, leading the company to crea...

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17. This wireless carrier is paying $40 million because it put limits on ‘unlimited’ data
     Published by Washingon Post on 2015-01-29 at 01:27:03

Wireless carriers that advertise "unlimited data" but then put restrictions on customers once they've exceeded their monthly data caps are opening themselves up to a federal lawsuit, regulators signaled Wednesday. In a $40 million settlement Wednesday wit...

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18. Watch the first super slow GoPro footage recorded at 240 frames per second
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-29 at 03:39:59

GoPro has a huge lead over its competition these days — we found out just how big when we pitted the best action cameras against each other last fall. Now, a new firmware update is about to widen the gap even further. Set to release in Februa...

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20. Samsung’s profits continue to slip
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-29 at 05:53:52

Samsung Electronics made an operating profit of 5.29 trillion won ($4.87 billion) off the back of 52.73 trillion won ($48.6 billion) in revenue last quarter. These are big numbers by almost anyone's standards, but the problem is that they don't...

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