1. The Sony hack: 9 more things you didn’t know
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-21 at 22:00:55

It was another terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for Sony, and we learned even more as reporters sifted through a trove of stolen documents from the Hollywood studio.

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2. Mike Myers Returns to SNL as Dr. Evil To Make Fun of North Korea
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-21 at 19:30:00

The Sony hack is now more confusing that ever. The FBI says that North Korea is involved
 , yet the denies involvement, suggesting a joint investigation
  into the matter. The whole situation has devolved into a game of "he said/she said," and...

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4. Top great space moments in 2014 (pictures)
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-21 at 00:51:03

It was a big year for space exploration, from rodeo-riding a comet to getting more familiar with Mars, distant planets and the beginning of it all.

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5. Judge says police can create fake Instagram accounts to see photos
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-21 at 10:59:00

Many would argue that cops cross the line when they impersonate people on social networks to catch suspects, but that doesn't mean that fake accounts are always off the table. In a recent opinion, New Jersey district judge William Martini contends th...

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7. BitTorrent Wants to Distribute The Interview
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-21 at 22:30:00

Every day, the Sony Pictures hack gets weirder and weirder. Read more...

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8. The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-21 at 12:09:00

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, 
 the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
  took off. It's still the world's fastest airplane with a speed of 2,193 mph (3,530 km/h.) T...

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9. Lucasfilm ditches paper holiday cards for animated ‘Star Wars’ droids
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-21 at 04:05:35

For the first time in decades, Lucasfilm sends an animated holiday greeting rather than a collectible print card. The stars: crafty "Star Wars" droids R2-D2 and C1-10P Chopper.

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10. 5-year-old girl discussing Leia’s slave outfit with her dad is pure gold
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-21 at 12:08:00

Adam Buxton recorded a conversation with his 5-year-old daughter discussing her thoughts on Princess Leia's famous slave outfit. She is hilarious by herself but when he got The Brothers McLeod to animate her words, it all turned into pure comedic gold. O...

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11. Multitasking on Google Lollipop: A closer look at how Material Design improves productivity
     Published by The Next Web on 2014-12-21 at 00:30:03

Despite the common refrain that multi-tasking means not doing anything well, it’s a critical function of mobile app performance. Users expect to be able to jump quickly between tasks, and can get frustrated if they have to wait for content to re-load wh...

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12. New wearable tells your DVR to record a show when you doze off at the TV
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-21 at 09:49:02

Watching TV is already one of the top things to do when you're feeling lazy, and soon it'll require even less effort. UK telco Virgin Media is set to trial a new wristband that monitors your pulse and can tell when you've fallen asleep. It'll t...

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13. Claim a free game and give up the right to sue over Assassin’s Creed Unity
     Published by Polygon on 2014-12-21 at 00:30:02

Those who bought the season pass for Assassin's Creed Unity are off and downloading their free game now, a make-good for Ubisoft shipping broken game that needed four patches in its first month. Game Informer offered a useful reminder that's...

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14. US responds to North Korean demands, tells government to ‘admit their culpability’
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-21 at 02:55:09

US officials today stood firmly by the FBI's conclusion that North Korea is responsible for the crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures that ultimately led to the cancellation of The Interview. After North Korea vehemently denied those accusati...

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16. T-Mobile rolls out a software update for its HTC One M7
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-21 at 02:06:45

T-Mobile owners of the HTC One M7 smartphone could start seeing a small software update for their device over the next few days or weeks. The download will bring the version number up to 6.10.531.10.

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17. Watch Freaks and Geeks, an Awesome Show From a More Peaceful Time
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-21 at 05:30:00

Remember Freaks and Geeks, the short-lived teen comedy produced by Judd Apatow before you knew who Judd Apatow was? The show starred Seth Rogen and James Franco some 15 years before the pair would help spark the international cyber-clusterfuck
  we know ...

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18. N Korea proposes joint Sony probe
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-21 at 01:21:42

North Korea proposes a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.

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19. 40 free resources every designer should know
     Published by The Next Web on 2014-12-21 at 17:30:32

Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus. Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, ac...

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