1. White House offers $263 million in funding for police body cameras
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-02 at 00:21:00

In case it wasn't glaringly clear, police accountability is a major concern these days -- and the White House is convinced that technology can help solve the problem. It's now promising up to $263 million in matched funding for law enforcement agenci...

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2. Verizon Galaxy S4 gets small performance-improving update
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-02 at 07:19:21

Verizon is now starting to roll out a new software update for the Samsung Galaxy S4. The update, which is delivered over-the-air, fixes a VPN connectivity issue and also delivers a fix for the intermittent power cycle problem. All in all, it's a fairly s...

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3. Take control of your display settings in Android Lollipop
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-02 at 02:25:00

It's all about that big screen The display is the most important user-facing part of any smartphone, Android or otherwise. Every time we send a message, compose an email, or play a game, we use the display for all it's worth. The folks who make our phone...

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4. Autodesk offers design software to schools everywhere free of charge
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-02 at 02:48:00

Earlier this year, Autodesk gave middle and high school students in the US its software suite as part of President Obama's ConnectEd project. As of today though, the design-minded outfit is offering its wares, like AutoCAD and Fusion 360, for educati...

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5. Dallas police department releases 11 years of officer-involved shooting data
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-02 at 01:13:58

Will more police departments follow suit?

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6. → Master & Dynamic MH40 headphones
     Published by Marco.org on 2014-12-02 at 07:16:51

Just added these to my huge closed/semi-portable headphone review.

I was so impressed with them in an Apple store that I bought a pair for testing. They don’t top the chart, but they’ve done very well.


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7. Google isn’t the only one making a modular smartphone
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-02 at 03:53:00

It looks like Google's modular Project Ara smartphone has some fresh competition. Circular Devices has been working on the Puzzlephone, a simpler take on Android phones that you can upgrade yourself. Instead of letting you replace things piece-by-pie...

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8. Amazon shows off the robots handling your holiday orders
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-02 at 00:53:00

Amazon gets a lot of orders during the holidays -- enough that shipping companies sometimes buckle under the load. How's it supposed to cope this year? With robots, apparently. The online shopping giant has revealed that its newest wave of US fulfill...

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9. Unreleased Sony movies leaked to file-sharing sites after hack
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-02 at 00:38:43

Four unreleased movies were leaked just days after the studio was forced to shut down its network in response to a security breach.

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10. ‘Black Mirror,’ one of the best sci-fi shows around, is finally streaming on Netflix
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-02 at 01:52:33

One of the best science fiction shows around is finally available in the United States. Black Mirror is now streaming on Netflix, and you should absolutely watch it.
Created by Charlie Brooker, the British miniseries is like a darker version of...

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11. Android continues to lord over the smartphone biz
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-02 at 02:12:01

More than a billion Android handsets are expected to ship by year's end, easily outpacing the 178 million iPhones hitting store shelves, new data from IDC shows.

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12. New ATM Skimmers Connect To The Card Reader Via A Nearly Invisible Hole
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-02 at 00:03:19

 A new advance in credit card theft technology has hit the streets and it’s pretty clever. The ATM hackers are now drilling a small hole near the card reader and inserting a bit of electronics that connects to the ATM’s innards. The hole ...

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13. ‘House of Cards’ returns to Netflix starting Feb. 27
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-02 at 00:08:04

The award-winning political drama will be back in session for another season come February.

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14. Microsoft Is Getting Rid Of Clip Art
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-02 at 02:35:50

 There are many things that the next generation of geek won’t get to experience.
The sound of the 56k modem connecting when your parents are sleeping in the next room.
Burning CDs.
Being somewhere and not knowing something, and just having to d...

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15. Apploud Is Like An Instagram For Live Music Where Musicians Get Paid
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-02 at 00:01:02

 Musicians have a need to perform, whether it’s a subway platform or a stage. But they also need money to create their art. Street musicians get tips. But what if you allowed more people to view the performances beyond who are in front of the m...

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16. Cicret puts Android on your skin
     Published by Slash Gear on 2014-12-02 at 01:51:40

Cicret is a bracelet, a smart wearable that allows you to work with a user interface we currently associate only with a smartphone or a tablet. Cicret is not a smartwatch. Nor is it a smartphone or a tablet. Instead, Cicret is a bracelet that works with a...

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17. CoreOS Calls Docker “Fundamentally Flawed,” Launches Its Own Container Runtime
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-02 at 00:41:47

 Docker containers are one of the hottest technologies around and CoreOS, a Linux-based operating system for very large server deployments, built its service around Docker containers and contributed heavily to the project. But as the company announce...

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18. Google’s Santa Tracker is back with new coding courses, geography games and more
     Published by The Next Web on 2014-12-02 at 00:15:02

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes along Google’s annual Santa Tracker. Every day from today until Christmas, new games and ‘scenes’ will show up in Google’s Santa’s Village page. As with last year’s version, you can send your f...

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19. Two-phone standoff after cop stops man for ‘walking with hands in pockets’
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-02 at 02:36:57

In Michigan, a police officer stops a man who apparently was doing nothing wrong. They both pull out their mobile phones and film each other.

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20. Firefox 34 Launches With Yahoo As Its Default Search Engine
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-02 at 06:43:23

 Mozilla today rolled out Firefox 34. While most browser updates these days aren’t all that exciting, this one includes a couple of interesting new features. What most users in North America will notice right off the bat, however, is that this ...

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