1. Man returns stolen Android tablet when he can’t work it
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-30 at 00:59:00

A British man steals a tablet from a charity store and, eight days later, tries to donate it back because he can't get it to run.

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2. Jerry’s favorite Android devices of 2014
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-30 at 05:26:19

The Android devices of 2014 that I can't put down 2014 was a really good year for an Android fan. We saw great phones, tablets and watches from plenty of manufacturers, and chances are no matter what you were looking for, you were able to find it. I'm lu...

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3. iPhones and iPads made up over half of devices activated on Christmas
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-30 at 04:59:00

Apple's still the king of Christmas when it comes to gadgets, but new holiday data reveals some intriguing new trends. iPhones and iPads accounted for over half (51 percent) of new devices activated during Christmas week, but Microsoft's Lumia device...

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4. Throwing Out Gadgets Will Be Illegal in New York Starting Next Year 
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-30 at 02:55:00

Throwing away a dusty, broken printer or a intensely cracked old iPhone will be against the law in New York starting in 2015. A new "e-waste" ban goes into effect in the new year, making it illegal to put your discarded VCRs and underused iPods...

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5. Who Would Win in an All-Out Battle: Star Wars or Star Trek?
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-30 at 00:50:00

A classic debate! Good or Evil? Chocolate or Strawberry? Star Trek or Star Wars (excluding the Death Star)? But unlike those timeless questions this one really does seem to have a compelling answer. And its not what the majority seem to think. Read more....

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6. You can now watch every Marvel movie scene in chronological order, starting in 2987 BC
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-30 at 04:16:17

Marvel Studios has made it a selling point that every frame it produces lives in the same continuous universe. So what if you wanted to watch it in order? Not based on release dates but the narrative itself — from a 2987 BC flashback in Thor:...

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7. 2014 in review: the year women characters ruled
     Published by Polygon on 2014-12-30 at 02:30:02

This year, I've had the honor of meeting and playing as some incredible fictional heroes. They were almost all women.
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8. Mesmerizing Quake demake runs on a decades-old oscilloscope
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-30 at 03:35:00

Before Wiis and PlayStations, before you boasted about how many bits your console had, and before Ralph Baer's Odyssey first hit Sears shelves, a bored physicist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory cobbled together a little digital diversion called...

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9. MegaChat encrypted Skype rival imminent says Kim Dotcom
     Published by Slash Gear on 2014-12-30 at 01:45:58

Outspoken encryption enthusiast Kim Dotcom has promised the imminent arrival of his Skype rival, Mega's fully-encrypted video call and chat platform, which will be positioned as a pipeline for free-speech. The service, currently referred to as MegaChat, w...

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10. Microsoft Is Rumored To Be Building A New Browser That Is Not Internet Explorer
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-30 at 02:56:09

 Remember when Chrome was fast? Microsoft might, if ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley’s recent report that the software company is building a lightweight browser, codenamed “Spartan,” bears out. According to Foley, Spartan is “new&#...

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11. Almost every single Xbox executive we profiled in this video last year has left the company
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-30 at 02:13:22

Boyd Multerer — the genius Microsoft engineer who founded Xbox Live, helped build the Xbox 360, and led the development of the three-operating-systems-in-one Xbox One platform — announced on Twitter today that he's left Microsoft to pursue ...

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12. Scientists show how you can restore lost memories
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-30 at 00:52:00

It's scary to lose memories, especially in the early phases of diseases like Alzheimer's -- you're really losing part of yourself. Thankfully, researchers at UCLA may have found a way to get those memories back. They've conducted experiments suggesti...

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14. New Moto G model pops up sporting LTE and larger battery
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-30 at 02:44:28

It looks like Motorola may have more in store for its lower end offering — in Brazil at least. According to the company's Brazilian page, a newer model of the 2nd generation Moto G could be on the horizon. This model packs LTE connectivity along with a...

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17. 2014 had the fewest flight crashes in decades
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-30 at 01:28:34

Given the number of major flight crashes and disappearances this year, it might seem like flight safety has taken a bad turn. But it turns out that 2014 hasn't actually been a statistically worse year than many of those in the recent past. As p...

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18. PlayStation Network suffering from ‘intermittent connectivity’ issues
     Published by Polygon on 2014-12-30 at 04:27:34

PlayStation owners are experiencing "intermittent connectivity" to PlayStation Network, Sony said today on the PlayStation Knowledge Center.
Members of the Polygon team were able to sign in on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita,...

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19. Latest Snowden Revelations Expose Scope Of NSA Interceptions
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-30 at 01:55:38

 Over the weekend, German news outlet Spiegel published a story about the NSA’s ability to crack encrypted forms of communication, exposing the agency’s routine interception of SSL/TLS, which are used by web servers to transmit sensitive ...

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20. Aphex Twin is making music software based on mutation
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-30 at 01:27:00

Aphex Twin (aka Richard James) is known for creating original, complex sounds whenever he can, but his next creation might just take the cake. He tells Groove that he hired a programmer to develop music software based on mutation. Once you give the a...

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