1. Game of Thrones’ fifth season will debut on April 12th
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-09 at 04:50:01

The fifth season of Game of Thrones will make its debut on April 12th, HBO has announced. The first episode of the new ten-episode-long season will air at 9PM that evening, followed by the season debuts of Silicon Valley and Veep. Previous repo...

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2. Tablet users expected to soar past 1 billion, but growth will slow
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-09 at 01:55:59

Nearly 15 percent of people around the world will use a tablet this year. But growth in the number of users is expected to drop dramatically, says research firm eMarketer.

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3. Samsung’s Mobile Moment of Truth
     Published by The Information on 2015-01-09 at 00:44:31

This week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas often felt like the Samsung Electronics Show.

The world’s largest consumer electronics company showed off a giant television, a slew of “Internet of Things” connected devices and an oven that coo...

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4. The most requested photo in the National Archives is of Nixon and Elvis
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-09 at 03:10:00

What do you suppose the most requested photo from the U.S. National Archives might be? Troops raising the American flag on Iwo Jima? That sailor kissing a random woman at the end of WWII? Nope. It's Richard Nixon shaking Elvis Presley's hand. Read more.....

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5. Check out the new reversible USB (pictures)
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-09 at 04:59:25

At CES 2015, we got a glimpse of the future of USBs and it's pretty cool.

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6. Sickening: Police & Surveillance State Apologists Leap At Charlie Hebdo Opportunity To Advocate For More Spying, Less Freedom
     Published by Tech Dirt on 2015-01-09 at 03:04:51

In the wake of the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris yesterday, many people have been talking about various issues related to free speech and satire. We didn't have much to add to that discussion so we stayed out of it, but it's concerning to see that thos...

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7. Google is getting ready to sell insurance in the US
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-09 at 03:41:29

Google has been helping users buy insurance in Europe since 2012, but a series of clues suggest they may be about to take that business to the US. A new report from an analyst named Ellen Carney at Forrester takes a look at Google Compare, the ...

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8. Yahoo’s Share of US Search Traffic Rises After Its Firefox Deal
     Published by Wired on 2015-01-09 at 00:36:41

Yahoo just posted its largest gains in US Internet search traffic, while Google’s grip on the market has loosened with its biggest drop since 2009, according to analytics firm StatCounter.
The post Yahoo’s Share of US Search Traffic Rises After It...

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9. Windows 10’s new browser reportedly lets you search with your voice
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-09 at 06:45:00

Windows 10's oft-reported Spartan web browser may not just be a leaner, fresher substitute for Internet Explorer -- it could have a few tricks up its sleeve, too. Sources for The Verge claim that Microsoft's voice-guided Cortana assistant will be pre...

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10. Apple starts off new year with record App Store sales
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-09 at 03:10:04

Company touts records all around: a 50 percent sales increase in 2014, half a billion dollars spent by consumers the first week of 2015, and its single-best day, on New Year's.

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12. Rare cross-dressing butterfly found
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-09 at 01:41:08

When a butterfly emerged from its chrysalis and unfurled its wings, an entymology-exhibit volunteer thought someone was playing a joke on him.

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13. Code.org Launches U.S. Teacher Training Program In Districts With Highest Diversity
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-09 at 02:22:10

 Code.org’s Code Studio will be training teachers in 60 different school districts in the U.S., including the 7 largest school districts with the highest diversity in the country.
The New York City Department of Education, the Los Angeles Unif...

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14. A swarm of smartwatches descend on CES 2015
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-09 at 01:32:49

Smartwatches always draw the stares and leers of CES showgoers, but it's clear that this year's batch of wrist wearables are a different breed. To compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple, they focus more on simple designs with competitive price tags t...

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15. The Razer Forge is probably the Android TV box you’ll want to buy
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-09 at 02:57:56

Android TV and PC games streamed to your living room Right at the beginning of CES 2015 Razer, known primarily for its PC gaming products, launched its first Android TV device. The Forge TV is headed our way in Q1 for $99 on its own or $149 as part of a ...

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16. The Onewheel isn’t a skateboard, but it’s still fun as hell
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-09 at 06:41:16

On Tuesday night I made the mistake of climbing the fence that surrounds the convention center parking lot where our trailer is stationed. I don’t exactly remember what happened, but I made it to the top, remember it wobbling, and the next thing I...

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17. Evolve is done, so its makers donated more than $22K to charity
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-09 at 03:01:06

Evolve, the upcoming multiplayer shooter from Turtle Rock Studios, is ready for release, so Turtle Rock and publisher 2K Games are fulfilling a hair-raising promise, the studio announced today.
Numerous members of the Turtle Rock team agreed l...

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18. Can You Beat This Virtually Unbeatable Poker Algorithm? 
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-09 at 04:40:00

The challenge is on. Computer scientists say they've created an algorithm that has essentially solved a version of Texas hold 'em, and it's guaranteed to beat every single puny human competitor in the long run. Don't believe it? Why, you can play against...

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19. The most important news at CES is a $300 million response to GamerGate
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-09 at 02:30:00

The most important news from CES 2015 involves hundreds of millions of dollars and a titan in the tech industry. It has its origins in a movement that scarred the latter half of 2014. It's not a gadget. It's not a service. It's not something that's f...

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20. New Baldur’s Gate game in the works using its original engine
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-09 at 05:04:11

You may think of Baldur's Gate as a much-loved classic RPG series from now-defunct Black Isle Studios, but actually the franchise is more alive than ever. Meaty enhanced editions were released for Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 in the last few years, an...

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