1. DVDs of ‘The Interview’ will be airdropped on North Korea
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-01 at 14:32:00

Sony's once-forbidden The Interview is now seemingly ubiquitous, but there's one place where you can't get it: North Korea, the country that inspired the movie (and allegedly, the hacking campaign) in the first place. If defector and activist Park Sa...

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2. Andrew’s favorite Android devices of 2014
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-01 at 01:45:42

My favorite phones, wearable and tablet for the year In the week that we transition to 2015, it's as good a time as any to reflect on some of our favorite Android things from the previous year. I've already highlighted all of my favorite apps for 2014, a...

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3. HTC apparently has ‘some huge surprises’ coming in 2015
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-01 at 01:44:42

According to HTC's Jeff Gordon (he's their Senior Global Online Communications Manager), 2015 is going to be a big year for HTC. Of course, as their head online PR guy he's not going to say that 2015 will be a ho-hum year for the Taiwanese manufacturer o...

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4. Interactive album artwork doubles as a DJ controller
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-01 at 00:09:00

Jack White isn't the only act doing amazing things with vinyl releases. Inside DJ Qbert's Extraterrestria, one of the jacket inserts doubles as a controller for Algoriddim's djay iOS app. After connecting to a mobile device via Bluetooth, Novalia's p...

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5. Google to FCC: if the internet is a Title II utility, let us expand Fiber
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-01 at 22:32:00

Verizon famously said that if the FCC heeds President Obama's urging and declares the internet a Title II utility, it would cause "great harm to an open Internet, competition and innovation." But exactly the opposite of that may happen, according to ...

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6. Google Calendar breaks out the fireworks for New Year
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-01 at 17:25:57

It seems it's not just the Hangouts team doing something a little special to kick off 2015. Fire up the Google Calendar app today, go to "Schedule" view, and you'll be greeted by a full-width animation and fireworks to ring in the new year. Naturally, in...

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7. Weekly Photo Contest: Darkness
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-01 at 03:21:43

We hope you're all coming back from a great holiday week ready to take some photos and win more prizes. We're going from bright sparkles in the last contest to "darkness" for this one, and even though it's on the opposite end of the spectrum we're sure y...

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8. All of Samsung’s new smart TVs run Tizen, stream TV to your phone
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-01 at 08:25:00

This summer Samsung showed off prototype HDTVs powered by its homegrown Tizen OS (pictured above and in the gallery), and things have apparently progressed far enough for the company to go all-in on the software next year. While Tizen hasn't taken ov...

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9. Police reportedly arrest UK hacker behind gaming network attacks
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-01 at 09:20:00

Lizard Squad probably shouldn't have bragged about being impossible to track following its cyberattacks against the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. According to both The Daily Dot and a Thames Valley Police report, law enforcement arrested alleged...

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11. What Is a Hangover?
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-01 at 21:30:00

Yippee! Let's poison ourselves with beverages that will make us violently ill! It was your battle cry last night, and today you're paying the price. But what is that hangover you're experiencing, exactly?Read more...

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12. Celebrate the dying art of the local TV ad
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-01-01 at 19:30:00

Let's not forget the majesty of stilted, low-budget, broadcast commercials.

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14. Glasgow to host festival of cat videos
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-01 at 01:08:16

Programming originally shown at the Internet Cat Video festival in Minneapolis will be shown during city’s film fest in spring Continue reading...

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15. Welcome to 2015 — now follow us everywhere!
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-01 at 10:32:22

We're just a few minutes into the new year here in the U.S. (which is where we're based, though as you've no doubt noticed is but one small chunk of this rock on which we bring you the latest in Android news), and let's take a brief pause to remind ourse...

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16. On Comcast? Buy Your Own Modem.
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-01 at 01:07:33

 Comcast just raised their modem rental fees from $8 to $10, because apparently charging you too much for a modem costs more than it used to.
If you’re on Comcast and don’t own your modem, you’re throwing away $120 a year for no rea...

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17. Comcast Customer Spends Four Hours Canceling His Account
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-01 at 04:17:00

 A Comcast user named Mike posted a portion of a four-hour call with the company to cancel his account. The resulting back and forth — full of long, pregnant pauses and corporate rigamarole — isn’t nearly as exciting as Ryan Block&#...

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18. Everyone In Management Is A Programmer
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-01 at 21:30:04

 When it comes to the task of finding and nurturing great engineering managers, misunderstandings at startups are all too common. It seems that many people assume great engineers don’t want to “give up” coding to take on leadership ...

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19. Tokyo police figure Mt. Gox bitcoin heist was an inside job
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-01 at 10:53:00

It's been about ten months since the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange turned out the lights, blaming hackers or a bug in the blockchain as reasons why 850,000 bitcoin it held had suddenly disappeared. Today the Japanese paper Yomiuri Shinbun (English) report...

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20. Moto X Pure Edition gets a 64GB option
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-01 at 07:42:00

Motorola trotted out a bloatware-free version of the Moto X (2014) back in September, and now, it's getting a memory boost. The company quietly added the 64GB Pure Edition handset to its Moto Maker site where you're free to fine-tune a design before ...

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