1. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft begins historic approach to Pluto
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-17 at 02:07:14

After a nine-year journey, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has kicked off its mission to explore everyone's favorite dwarf planet, Pluto.

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2. You can buy a giant mech suit on Amazon Japan for $1 million
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-17 at 17:05:00

We've been tracking the Kuratas mech suit -- a 13-foot-tall tribute to anime fandom that you can actually ride -- for a few years, but now it looks it's finally ready up for order on Amazon Japan. That is, if you've got $1 million ... and live in the...

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3. Google to take another crack at Glass
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-17 at 02:58:55

The connected eyewear is evolving under a new boss at Google, Apple Watch details are revealed by screenshots, and we look at the latest wearable tech for your toes.

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4. Here’s what it’s actually like to open a glitter bomb
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-01-17 at 04:46:36

This is how much a glitter bomb ruins your day.

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5. 28 new TV shows to geek out over in 2015 (pictures)
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-17 at 00:56:49

Check out a selection of the sci-fi, fantasy and geek-friendly shows you can look forward to this year, both on TV and online.

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6. Playing Rock Band together lowers stress and makes people more empathetic, study says
     Published by Polygon on 2015-01-17 at 05:00:02

Empathy seems to be in short supply these days, especially on the internet. But there's an easy solution, according to a new study published yesterday in the journal Current Biology: Just play some Rock Band.
Previous research has established t...

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7. Hands-on with Neil Young’s Pono music player
     Published by PC World on 2015-01-17 at 02:40:00

This is the opinion of an IDG News Service correspondent who acquired a Pono by participating in the product's crowd-funding campaign. PCWorld will publish it's full review of the digital music player after it becomes more widely available for purchas...

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8. Elon Musk wants to spend $10 billion building the internet in space
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-17 at 08:15:33

Elon Musk's plan for satellite internet is even more ambitious than originally thought. At a SpaceX event in Seattle on Friday, the Tesla CEO told Bloomberg Businessweek that his unnamed Space Internet venture could one day stretch all the way...

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10. Netflix inks deal to keep ‘Doctor Who’ streaming
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-01-17 at 09:16:51

Netflix will continue to carry several British TV shows.

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11. AT&T took a $10 billion hit, but it’s hoping you won’t notice
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-17 at 05:09:00

In an extra-special Friday-night-before-a-holiday-weekend news dump, AT&T just announced that its Q4 results will include about $10 billion in charges. That includes a $7.9 billion "related to actuarial gains and losses on pension and postemployment ....

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12. Sprint breaks ranks with other ISPs on net neutrality
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-17 at 02:53:00

Sure, AT&T and Verizon claim that if the FCC increases regulation of internet service to enforce net neutrality then they'd have reason to slow down investing in new upgrades, but Sprint is saying something different. GigaOm points out a letter to th....

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13. New evidence points to match-fixing at highest level of American Counter-Strike
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-01-17 at 03:33:20

The revelations come amid an awful winter for professional Counter-Strike.

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14. Obama Goes On Record Against Encryption, Says It Should Exist But He Should Be Able To Decrypt It
     Published by Android Police on 2015-01-17 at 06:26:51

Not long after British Prime Minister David Cameron did the same, President Obama said Friday that he opposes encryption methods that are inaccessible to law enforcement. Rather naively, he advocated that the technology should still exist, but with metho...

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16. New York City’s first commercial wind turbine proves its worth
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-17 at 02:11:00

Sunset Park in Brooklyn is home to New York City's first commercial-scale wind turbine, and it's already flexing its green muscle. In under a month, the 160-foot-tall power source produced enough juice to power two homes for more than 12 months. It's...

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17. TC AppleCast 1: Watch Out For The Apple Watch
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-17 at 03:45:01

 It’s our first ever TechCrunch AppleCast, and we’re starting things off with a long look at the Apple Watch and its companion app, as well as a discussion on the (still theoretical) 12-inch MacBook Air. We also dive into Swift, Apple&#82...

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19. Twitter accounts for NY Post, UPI hacked to push fake WWIII alerts
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-17 at 00:02:00

No, the Pope has not announced the start of World War III (of course, if someone says something bad about his mother then all bets are off), but that news did go up in the last few minutes on Twitter from the New York Post and UPI. Both accounts have...

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20. The Challenge of the Planets, Part Two: High Energy
     Published by Wired on 2015-01-17 at 09:09:56

President John F. Kennedy did not call only for a piloted lunar landing by 1970 in his 25 May 1961 “Urgent National Needs” speech before a joint session of the U.S. Congress. Among other things, he sought new money to expand Federal research i...

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