1. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is getting a late night National Geographic talk show
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-08 at 05:01:50

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's foray into television with the reboot of Cosmos last year has led to another show about science. Today the National Geographic Channel said that it's tapping Tyson for what will be its first late-night series, called Star ...

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2. LG Display one-ups Galaxy Note Edge at CES 2015 with phone screen that’s rounded on both edges
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-08 at 06:01:13

Look out Samsung Galaxy Note Edge -- At CES 2015, LG Display took the wraps off a concept handset that has not one, but two, curved edges.

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3. T-Mobile continues to steal customers from rivals
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-08 at 06:05:25

It's still a long way from overtaking AT&T and Verizon, but the brash carrier chalks up another strong quarter of customer additions.

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4. This real-life Peter Griffin impersonator puts Seth MacFarlane to shame
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-01-08 at 01:33:13

Someone cast this guy in a live-action Family Guy movie already.

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5. Teen tweets need for toilet paper on train, gets it
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-08 at 00:54:44

Technically Incorrect: A 16-year-old discovers, a little too late, that there's no toilet paper on a Virgin train. So he tweets Richard Branson's company for help.

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6. Self-lacing ‘Back to the Future’ shoes still due this year, says Nike designer
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-08 at 00:19:53

Nike designer Tinker Hatfield says the shoe giant still expects to deliver Nike Mag shoes with "power laces" before the year is out.

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7. Terrorists Can’t Kill Charlie Hebdo‘s Ideas
     Published by Wired on 2015-01-08 at 03:01:13

With continuous live blogs and hands-on reports of wearables and televisions streaming out of Las Vegas, we must stop and consider the horror of what has happened in Paris.
The post Terrorists Can’t Kill Charlie Hebdo‘s Ideas appeared first on...

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8. Drones can now legally film real estate for the first time
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-08 at 03:14:00

Looking for property in Southern Arizona? You'll soon be enticed by drone footage, thanks to a new ruling by the FAA. A company called Tierra Antigua Realty of Tucson, Arizona is the first realtor to get the FAA's nod to use a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ q...

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9. World’s first (known) bootkit for OS X can permanently backdoor Macs
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-01-08 at 02:30:31

Thunderstrike allows anyone with even brief access to install stealthy malware.

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10. Fly through 100 million stars with 4K video of NASA Andromeda image
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-08 at 02:37:02

A video fly-through of a high-definition image of the Andromeda Galaxy helps put the vastness of the universe in perspective.

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11. A Smart 9-Volt Battery Adds Phone Notifications to Any Smoke Detector
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-08 at 05:50:00

There are plenty of smart smoke detectors on the market that connect to your home's Wi-Fi network to provide smartphone notifications when there's trouble, but they're an expensive upgrade to the dumb smoke detector you've (hopefully) already got watchin...

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12. Mega Man, The Lion King and over 2,000 free games are now playable in your browser
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-08 at 03:00:02

More than 2,000 retro video games are now playable for free in your browser, thanks to the Internet Archive.
According to software curator Jason Scott, the Software Library uses an EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator to run programs. However, browse...

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13. I tried on 56 wearables today. Here’s a photo of every single one of them
     Published by Venture Beat on 2015-01-08 at 06:36:44

CES 2015 What will be hot in consumer electronics and computing in 2015? Read VB's full coverage of International CES 2015 to find out.I just tried on every single wearable I could find at CES 2015, and yes, I’m freaking exhausted. The total count (...

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14. Mom screams guest vocals for son’s grindcore band
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-01-08 at 01:57:06

She's not bad!

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15. FCC Will Hold Net Neutrality Vote On February 26
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-08 at 03:22:17

 Today FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler publicly committed his agency to a February 26th vote on new net neutrality regulations. The now-official timing is in keeping with market expectations The Chairman also indicated that he will circulate the proposed...

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18. Google TV is dead, but some devices will be updated to Android TV
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-08 at 00:37:13

It's not exactly shocking news at this point, but Google has finally and officially retired its older Google TV operating system in favor of Android TV, although some older devices that used Google TV will be updated to the new television platform.

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19. I tried Sling TV at CES 2015, and now I’m cancelling cable
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-08 at 05:30:12

Two days ago, Dish CEO Joe Clayton made a grand entrance to his company's CES press event. Backed by a marching band, Clayton himself walked out with a giant drum strapped to his chest. There was a good reason for his over-the-top arrival: Dish went...

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20. We Found a New Antibiotic, And Better Yet, a New Way to Find Antibiotics
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-08 at 01:25:00

Amidst the onslaught of bad news about antibiotic resistance, here is something good: Scientists have found a new class of antibiotics in soil bacteria, one whose mechanism could make it particularly resistant to resistance. More significant than this si...

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