1. Five things you need to know about your new Chromecast
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-02 at 02:05:35

Getting started with your Chromecast The Chromecast is one of those products that's simple and incredible. This small HDMI dongle (it's not much bigger than a thumb drive) turns any TV or monitor into a portal for online entertainment, and does it for le...

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2. 10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Evernote Master
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-02 at 00:30:00

   is well established as the go-to app for organizing just about everything in your life. Whether it's notes for a novel or bookmarks from the Web, Evernote can take pretty much anything you want to throw at it. But are you using the platform t...

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4. Artistic touch humanises Australia’s androids
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-02 at 04:49:48

Using art to make Australia's androids more sociable

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5. Montblanc announces e-Strap watchband to smarten up traditional watches
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-02 at 03:42:59

As smartwatches from Apple and Google threaten to take a bite out of the market for traditional watches, older brands are stuck playing defense. But how do add features like notifications and health-tracking to a watch that still runs on gears ...

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6. Box office attendance hits lowest level in 19 years
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-02 at 04:34:11

Americans bought 1.26 billion movie tickets in 2014, according to preliminary estimates published by The Hollywood Reporter. It sounds like a big number, but for the film industry, it's frighteningly low — a five percent decline since last ye...

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7. Sony offering discounts and subscription extensions after PSN outage
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-02 at 05:41:57

After a massive cyber attack took down the PlayStation network over the holidays, Sony is trying to make good with gamers: the company announced in a blog post that it will extend subscriptions for premium users and offer discounts on purchas...

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8. 80 percent of visits to Tor hidden services are related to child porn, study finds
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-02 at 00:40:44

Are Tor's hidden services being overrun by images of child abuse? That's the conclusion of a new paper presented at the Chaos Computer Club Conference in Hamburg this week. Researchers examined directory requests to nearly 40,000 different hid...

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9. Music streaming and vinyl boomed in 2014, but everything else tanked
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-02 at 01:30:02

We're less than a day past 2014, and Nielsen has already released its summary of what 2014 meant to the music business. Overall, the news was bad: total US album sales dropped 11 percent, a shortfall of 32 million, ending up at 257 million albu...

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10. High Tech Or Hangover? Watch Quake On An Oscilloscope
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-02 at 00:55:20

 Head spinning? Stomach gurgling? Did you just drink a Bloody Mary just to find some respite from your pounding gulliver? Why not take a look at Pekka Väänänen’s project, an attempt to play Quake on a Hitachi V-422 oscilloscope. Why? Because...

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11. Samsung beats Apple in customer satisfaction, says survey
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-02 at 02:18:48

For the first time ever, the University of Michigan's American Customer Satisfaction Index sees Samsung's cell phones rise above Apple's. Why might this be?

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12. Unlike All Those Dumb Crowdfunding Campaigns, This Smart Ring Exists
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-02 at 02:30:00

Most smart rings look pretty dumb. Nobody really needs a little screen on their finger to tell them when they get a text message. However, I almost want to wear this 3D-printed a Bluetooth Ö ring with a teeny tiny OLED that can display Elvish text. ...

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14. How Connectivity Will Need To Evolve
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-02 at 03:30:26

 Intelligent processing and awareness tools are providing sense-making capabilities, augmenting our ability to easily interpret data, and making information more accessible. These capabilities will allow a more frictionless relationship between us, o...

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16. US Supreme Court moving to digital filing system in 2016
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-02 at 01:04:00

The Supreme Court of the US has stuck stubbornly to its ways. No cameras in the court room, a paper filing system, those robes... which are so last century. That may begin to change over the next couple of years however. In a year-end report released...

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17. Driverless cars to be tested in UK
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-02 at 00:32:55

Bristol, Coventry, Milton Keynes and Greenwich will host trials putting UK at forefront of automated vehicle technology Continue reading...

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18. This awkward salesman is the best drummer you’ve never heard
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-01-02 at 00:59:02

You are not ready for this.

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19. Dust Off That Day Planner For These Compact Solar Charging Panels
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-02 at 00:30:00

The Blackberry struck the first blow, but eventually those multi-page day planners were all but completely replaced by modern smartphones. However, they might have finally found a way to claw their way back into relevancy with these replacement day plann...

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20. Ara’s favorite devices of 2014
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-02 at 03:10:27

New year, same sweet tech 2014 was a big year for me, device-wise. I went through a few phones — three Moto Xs, to be exact — I lost a tablet, I gained a few Chromebooks, and in the course of my writing here, I got to play with devices I'd otherwise ...

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