1. Barack Obama just became the first US president to write a computer program
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-09 at 05:02:00

Remember that Hour of Code event we mentioned earlier today? The one that had President Barack Obama hosting a computer science workshop at the White House? Turns out the president used the event to mark a new milestone in American history: He's now ...

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2. Speed-reading smartwatch delivers one word at a time
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-09 at 01:15:02

Speed-reading technology makes its way onto your wrist with the crowdfunded Uno, a wearable that promises long battery life and fast notifications.

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3. Nearly two years later, Facebook Graph Search comes to mobile
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-09 at 03:00:22

The world's largest social network extends the capabilities of its search feature from desktop computers to mobile devices. But will it make a difference?

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4. Delta Now Serves Craft Beer to Help You Forget How Awful Delta Is
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-09 at 02:30:00

Anytime you go careening through the air in a giant metal tube full of strangers
  and recirculated air, you're probably not going to have a great time. The airlines make sure of this
 . So to help ease the pain and/or lack of personal space, this week, ...

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5. The Race to Become the Apple of Drones
     Published by The Information on 2014-12-09 at 00:24:22

One of the biggest technology battles brewing is the war over the flying camera. On one hand, there’s GoPro, the action camera company whose plans to build drones leaked last month. And then there is DJI, the Chinese consumer drone manufacturer, who...

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6. Google releases Android Studio 1.0 to developers
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-09 at 01:18:14

There's some great news for developers today: Android Studio is officially out of beta with version 1.0 for Windows, Mac, and Linux users. The full release of the development platform has been anticipated for a while now, after having originally entered ...

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8. Sony hit by another cyberattack
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-09 at 02:11:44

Hackers take aim at the PlayStation Network, and a special edition PS4 goes for $20K on eBay. Meanwhile, we say goodbye to the father of the game console.

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10. Wireless charging for tablets is finally coming next year
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-09 at 00:52:00

We're still waiting for the Rezence standard to bring wireless charging to laptops, but Freescale is taking a big step towards making that a reality. It just announced a new wireless product that's powerful enough to recharge tablets, portable medica...

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11. Here’s the Ferguson sketch ‘Saturday Night Live’ didn’t air
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-09 at 00:39:44

Unaired sketches are often the most relevant.

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12. Using Smart Lock on the Chrome OS dev channel
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-09 at 03:36:30

The first step toward Chrome OS and Android working together in harmony We got a glimpse back at Google I/O at the upcoming coziness between Chrome OS and Android, and beyond limited cross-platform app compatibility one of the first signs of this tie-up ...

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13. NASA: Mars’ Gale Crater held a huge lake for millions of years
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-09 at 03:26:00

Humans have been speculating about water on Mars for hundreds of years, and now thanks to the Curiosity rover we're getting a better sense of how wet the Red Planet used to be. NASA revealed today that the Gale Crater, the 96-mile wide patch of land ...

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14. Forget Drones, Amazon Is Testing Old-School Bikes for Speedy Delivery
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-09 at 03:10:00

After tantalizing us with the possibilities of delivery by drones
 , then bringing us back to Earth with delivery by taxis
 , Amazon has now resorted to perhaps the most obvious and time-tested method of getting something somewhere fast in a big city: bi...

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15. Women laughing alone with tablets is the new women laughing alone with salads
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-09 at 01:09:31

"Women Laughing Alone with Salads" happens to be one of our favorite memes. Except for maybe creepy, silent stock videos, there's just something so absurd about women gleefully holding salads in their well-lit, perfectly designed homes being a...

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16. A Genius Way to Stop Airplane Armrest Battles for Good
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-09 at 04:49:00

Today is apparently all about taking air travel from awful to marginally tolerable
 , the latest of which comes is this brilliant little armrest divider from Soarigami. Because airplane seats are already cramped enough without having to elbow-stab a stra...

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18. NSA warrantless bulk phone metadata spying continues unabated
     Published by ARS Technica on 2014-12-09 at 03:40:24

Metadata snooping re-authorized a fourth time despite Obama's reform pledge.

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20. Beyoncé’s shocking snub is another reminder the Grammys don’t care about black people
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-09 at 00:05:10

Beyoncé broke the Internet—but she's still a second-class citizen at the Grammys.

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