1. Apple, Please Make This iPod Classic Cover A Reality
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-04 at 03:30:00

Apple uncerimoniously killed off the iPod Classic a few months ago, and the internet, as it is wont to do, basically exploded with consumerist anger. Although the iPod Classic probably won't be coming back any time soon, this concept, if it were to becom...

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2. Many types of cancers are merely bad luck, study shows
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-04 at 00:50:41

Rather than being caused by lifestyle choices, many cancers are merely the result of freak mutations, says a new US study.

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3. Twitter’s built-in video player runs 10 minutes of high-quality footage
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-04 at 02:19:02

We've known for a while that Twitter's been planning to stick a homemade video player in your timeline, but for the most part, details have been scarce. Now we've got a closer look, as Daniel Raffel has flagged a Twitter FAQ about the player t...

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4. A new Sony Walkman is coming to CES
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-04 at 04:15:33

A sign outside the grounds of the Las Vegas Convention Center here at CES shows a new Walkman-branded product from Sony, which would mark the second hyped Walkman release in just a few months' time after the debut of the A17 last September....

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5. 4 things to expect from Google in 2015
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-04 at 00:23:23

Google wants very much to be known as more than just a search company, and over the next year many of its biggest moves will be in other areas.

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6. LG is about to announce the G Flex 2 smartphone at CES 2015
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-04 at 03:53:29

CES 2015 is about to begin, and of all the companies hawking their future wares, it seems like LG is the one most likely to try to make a big splash. So big, in fact, that the company isn't bothering to hide what's coming, splaying the main ...

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7. Netflix is cracking down on streamers who bypass region locks
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-04 at 03:28:02

Netflix in the United States is not the same as Netflix in the rest of the world. Thanks to the intricacies of international law, the streaming service offers very different content, and sometimes none at all, based on where a subscriber lives....

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8. Intel is betting $25 million on smart eyewear-maker Vuzix
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-04 at 00:32:00

Intel clearly sees big potential in the smart eyewear market. In addition to putting its processors in Google Glass and teaming up with Luxottica to create high-tech glasses, it has now invested major cash in internet-connected eyewear-maker Vuzix. A...

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9. This Website Could Be The Ultimate All-In-One Torrent Machine
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-04 at 01:30:00

As I recently discovered whilst trying to teach my roommate about torrenting — educationally, of course — downloading illegal stuff off the internet still isn't the easiest thing in the world. Bitport is a website that's trying to change all that: it...

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12. Marvel releases tiny teaser trailer for ‘Ant-Man’
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-04 at 00:25:20

Fans eager to sneak a peek at scenes from the upcoming Marvel superhero movie "Ant-Man" may have to squint to see star Paul Rudd in action.

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13. Mark Zuckerberg Starts a Book Club, Invites 30 Million People
     Published by Recode on 2015-01-04 at 03:30:00

Currently missing: A volunteer to get snacks and drinks for the new club's 55,000-plus members.

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14. The Sharing Economy And The Future Of Finance
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-04 at 01:30:03

 Banking has gone from somewhere you go to something you do. If we are to believe that the sharing economy will shape our future, banking and all financial services will become something that merely exists in the background, similar to other basic ut...

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16. Watch this trippy animated short about a guy literally trapped in a desk job
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-04 at 00:53:01

We've probably all felt a bit like Cubert here, trapped in a dead-end office gig, watching the days go by. But this short film, directed by Felix Fischer, Jim Schmidt, and Carolin Schramm, tackles modern malaise with style.
The short, "Lost Cub...

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17. Private Marketplaces: The Death Knell For Publishers?
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-04 at 04:30:48

 Private marketplaces (PMPs) provide publishers with a new avenue for selling premium inventory to an exclusive set of buyers. Launched with the best of intentions, they’re an attempt to reconcile competing interests in an evolving marketplace....

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18. Canadian internet providers now have to forward warnings to pirates
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-04 at 02:44:00

Watch out, Canada: you now have to deal with anti-piracy notices, much like your American friends. The country has just implemented a copyright law provision that requires internet providers to forward copyright violation warnings to customers caught...

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19. Doctors used to harvest penicillin from piss 
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-04 at 02:34:00

Despite all the wonderful advancements in medical science, humanity does forget about a clever technique from time to time. Case in point: we used to recycle non-processed penicillin from patient's urine, and now we don't anymore. Read more...

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20. Samsung is about to launch ‘the most seductive TV of all time’ at CES
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-04 at 04:18:23

Samsung is pulling absolutely no punches in hyping up its CES product lineup this year, but this is a level of bravado that exceeds even the typically wild levels the company is known for. Look beyond its the incredibly awkward S'UHD TV bran...

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