1. Ralph Baer, inventor of first video game console, dies at 92
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-08 at 03:34:24

The man largely credited as "the father of video games" has died at age 92, according to a report from Gamasutra. Ralph Baer, a German immigrant and inventor, created the very first home video game console in the late ‘60s. It was simply cal...

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3. Incoming Storm Looks Like an Alien Threat Ready to Devour Sydney
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-08 at 05:00:00

This nasty-looking storm (yes, that's a storm not some hostile extraterrestrial unleashing otherworldly Armageddon) only confirms what we've always known: Mother Nature can be truly terrifying.Read more...

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5. What It Takes to Build a Snake-Proof Suit
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-08 at 06:30:00

Later tonight, you'll be able to watch a man attempt to become a 25-foot, giant green anaconda's dinner—willingly. And to make sure our human snake snack makes it out alive, scientists spent months designing, testing, and building one incontrovertibly...

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6. Amazon just entered the food delivery game
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-08 at 04:21:05

Food delivery sites like Seamless, Grubhub, and Delivery.com just got some major competition. This past week, Amazon quietly launched online takeout and delivery via Amazon Local. The service only appears to be live in Amazon's hometown of Seat...

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8. Netflix’s second exclusive Marvel series, Jessica Jones, gets its lead actress
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-08 at 01:09:54

Netflix has four — count 'em — four exclusive Marvel series on the way, and while the Daredevil reboot is getting all the attention, Jessica Jones just locked down its female lead. According to Deadline, Krysten Ritter has secured the role...

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10. Uber Faces Legal Action In India Following Arrest Of Rape Suspect
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-08 at 03:32:04

 A suspect in the alleged rape of an Uber customer by her driver in New Delhi, India has been arrested. The man is named Shiv Kumar Yadav, and he will go before a New Delhi court on Monday, according to Reuters. 
Madhur Verma, New Delhi police deputy...

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11. Report: Sony Leak Traced to a Bangkok Hotel
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-08 at 00:29:00

According to Bloomberg, the source of the huge Sony Pictures leak
  has been traced to a five-star hotel in Thailand's capital. Leaching off of the St. Regis hotel's high-speed wi-fi, the hackers, currently believed the work of the North Korea-linked gro...

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12. Signups begin for Planetside 2’s beta on PS4
     Published by Polygon on 2014-12-08 at 00:36:36

You may not have heard much from it lately, but PlanetSide 2 still is a thing for PlayStation 4 and it's taking signups for an closed beta right now. Head here to register.
There's no word when the beta will begin for the PlayStation 4, just a...

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13. These Guys 3D Printed Their Own ‘Force Awakens’ Lightsaber (And You Can Too)
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-08 at 01:27:36

 Have you seen the new Star Wars trailer? Do you, like Darrell, see all sorts of design flaws in that oh-so-medieval lightsaber they revealed? If you want one of your own to test your theories, you could wait until Disney starts slingin’ them o...

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14. 39 blogging tools to help you work faster, better and land more readers
     Published by The Next Web on 2014-12-08 at 00:30:22

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one of the most valuable, most original places to turn...

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15. A Brief History of Space Travel as Told by the Art That Inspired It
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-08 at 02:30:00

Humanity has been obsessed with exploring the stars for millennia, it just took a little while for us to obtain the means of actually doing so. In his new book, The Art of Space, author Ron Miller explores both how we developed the technology necessary f...

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16. 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-08 at 00:57:26

 This week’s tech news saw the latest from from Uber, Spotify and the tech IPO market. TechCrunch also covered the Sony Pictures hack, the girls who used code to light the White House Christmas trees and Tinder’s new competitor. Here are ...

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17. Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Defends His Approach At The New Republic
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-08 at 06:42:54

 The New Republic, the political magazine that was purchased by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes a couple of years ago, has seen resignations from numerous writers and editors in the past couple of days — from the outside, it looks like another...

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18. This Disk In Your Pants Tells you to Sit Up And Breathe Into Your Belly
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-08 at 01:38:09

 Breathing and sitting up straight are two elements that engineer duo Andre Persidsky and Alex Ahlund believe are key to getting a handle on stress and wellbeing. The two life-long meditators and serial entrepreneurs came together to create Prana, a ...

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19. Another Near Collision Confirms That Drones’ Biggest Problem Is People
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-08 at 05:30:00

BBC News is reporting that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed that another (stupid) amateur drone pilot almost hit an Airbus A320 as it was landing at Heathrow Airport on July 22nd, threatening the lives of nearly 180 people on board.Read m...

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20. North Korea denies hacking Sony Pictures, but likes that someone did
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-08 at 01:27:00

If you suspect that North Korea hacked Sony Pictures' network, you're not going to get confirmation any time soon. State news outlet KCNA is now denying any North Korean role in the breach, and calls the allegation a "wild rumor." With that said, the...

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