1. Getting ready to raise the curtain at CES 2015 (pictures)
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-05 at 06:07:41

Before the laptops and the phones and the gadgets, CES is all hammers, forklifts and drills. Take a look inside CES before it opens.

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2. This pedal tracks both fitness and bike thieves
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-05 at 05:51:00

If bike thievery is an issue in your town, you can ride and rest easy with the Connected Cycle pedal. It has GPRS and GPS built-in to phone home your bike's location whenever it moves, so it can track your fitness, and send a push notification if som...

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3. SnapCam is iON’s new $150 wearable lifelogging camera
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-05 at 03:30:00

What's the opposite of a selfie? Not sure? Well, we'd argue any photo from the SnapCam by iON (of Air Pro action camera fame) would fit that description. SnapCam is the latest entrant into the wearable lifelogging market (you may know Autographer, or...

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4. Mark Zuckerberg Starts A Book Club, Becomes This Generation’s Oprah
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-05 at 03:30:32

 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is this generation’s version of Oprah. His crowd-sourced New Year’s resolutions post on Facebook prompted Zuck to start a book club this year. The club is so influential that the paperback version of the ...

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5. Avegant’s headphone-like wearable display arrives this fall
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-05 at 04:28:00

Avegant's Glyph headset has been long in the making, but it finally looks to be ready for action... well, almost. The unique mash-up of headphone and wearable display is now poised to ship in fall 2015 for $599, or $499 if you pre-order before Januar...

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6. Apple has lost the functional high ground
     Published by Marco.org on 2015-01-05 at 07:06:14

Apple’s hardware today is amazing — it has never been better. But the software quality has taken such a nosedive in the last few years that I’m deeply concerned for its future. I’m typing this on a computer whose existence I didn&#...

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7. The Real Cybercrime Geography
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-05 at 00:30:54

 When Sony Pictures was the target of a recent cyber attack, computer experts were quick to speculate that North Korea was behind the digital infiltration. Things happen quickly in the digital world, and now many experts are doubting the original ide...

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8. The Future Of Digital Media In 2015
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-05 at 03:30:48

 Editor’s Note: Peter Csathy is the chief executive officer and an investor for the business accelerator and development firm Manatt Digital Media.The firm is an investor in DanceOn and advises Whistle Sports. 2014 proved to be a transformat...

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9. Make your own 3D-printed Death Star speaker cases
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-05 at 01:00:38

With these easy instructions, you can print out "Star Wars" Death Stars that make speakers worthy of Darth Vader's home office. Take that, Rebel scum!

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10. Linksys unveils networked storage and its fastest WiFi router yet
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-05 at 05:30:00

You knew that Linksys wouldn't sit idly by while competitors like ASUS and Netgear rolled out extra-fast WiFi routers -- sure enough, the Belkin-owned networking giant is coming to CES 2015 with some speedy wireless of its own. The company's EA8500 p...

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11. The modern tape measure has instant metric conversions and a Bluetooth option
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-05 at 06:29:00

After an apparent seven-year hiatus, the electronic tape measure has returned... with a smartphone-era upgrade. If you don't see the screen, the E-Tape looks like any typical tape measure you'd find at Home Depot: rubberized guard for the tape, a loc...

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12. Fan rewrites the ending to The Last of Us, creator approves
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-05 at 02:07:06

The Last of Us was one of 2013's finest games, in its story, acting and play. It'd take brass balls to just swagger in and rewrite the ending, but someone did, and the game's creative director himself gave the redo a thumbs up,
NeoGAF, in one o...

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13. Xiaomi’s smartphone sales tripled in one year
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-05 at 01:53:00

It's no secret that Xiaomi had a banner year in 2014 and became one of the world's largest smartphone makers, but now we know just how large. The Chinese company has revealed that it sold 61.1 million smartphones in 2014, or more than three times the...

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14. In 2015, Consumer Will Be King In Healthcare
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-05 at 03:30:58

 In 2015, the consumer will really be in the driver’s seat, and this is especially true in the healthcare world. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is here to stay. Now health insurers today have little choice but to dram...

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15. This Gaming Laptop With a Mechanical Keyboard Is So Gleefully Insane
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-05 at 04:10:00

Convertibles? Whatever. Ultrabooks? Idgaf. A damn huge laptop with a mechanical keyboard built right in? Now we're getting somewhere.Read more...

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16. Apploi, A Job Hunting App, Raises Over $7 Million In Series A
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-05 at 03:05:05

 Applying to jobs seems easy: you roll into a shop, fill out an application, and wait for a call. But aside from nicer handwriting, how do you stand out from the crowd of applicants? You use Apploi. Apploi’s CEO, Adam Lewis, launched the compan...

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17. Parrot’s latest plant sensors can also do the watering for you
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-05 at 05:53:00

Following last year's Flower Power plant sensor, Parrot's decided to take it to the next level with two new Bluetooth Smart devices: the H2O and the Pot (pictured above). Starting off with the smaller device, the H2O is essentially a direct successor...

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18. This is the most insane wireless router in the history of mankind
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-05 at 07:19:40

CES is always full of surprises. Sometimes it's a wild television technology. Other times it's a crazy motorized skateboard. And sometimes it's a Wi-Fi router that looks like it wants to take off, join an armada of alien spaceships, and nuke the pla...

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19. Tales Of CES: Everybody Tells Me CES Is A Mess
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-05 at 03:57:25

 Next week will be my first CES. Over the past couple of months, when I talked with CES veterans, they all told me that CES is a horrible experience. And yet, I am still incredibly excited. I plan to take advantage of my fresh perspective on the show...

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20. Bitcoin Slumps
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-05 at 02:23:00

 2015 has not been kind to bitcoin thus far. The cryptocurrency, which has endured a stiff price decline since its late-2013 heights, is back below the $300 mark. Bitcoin’s total transaction volume, as measured by Blockchain.info, has also sli...

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