1. The music industry’s best-known production app will soon be free
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-25 at 11:06:00

You've probably heard the output of Avid's Pro Tools audio production software, even if you don't know what it's like -- it's virtually a staple of the music industry, and spawned now-famous (or infamous) effects like Auto Tune. There hasn't been a c...

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2. No need for speed: Cable industry opposes 25Mbps broadband definition
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-01-25 at 01:00:46

Normal people don't need 25Mbps down or 3Mbps up, cable lobby says.

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3. Google Fiber is (possibly) heading to North Carolina
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-25 at 05:04:00

North Carolina residents might soon see Google Fiber vans driving down the streets. According to several publications, Mountain View has invited local Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham officials to a super secret "Save the Date" event on Wednesday, Januar...

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4. A Jetsons animated movie is reportedly in the works
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-25 at 01:53:02

The Jetsons might just get a second chance on the silver screen. Warner Bros. has hired writer Matt Lieberman to pen a script for a feature film based on the iconic Hanna-Barbera show from the early ‘60s, reports Deadline and Variety. Acco...

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5. Watch seniors play Grand Theft Auto V for the first time
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-25 at 01:21:55

"Oh man! Destruction Derby!" Seniors have fun stealing and wrecking cars, shooting random people and running from the police as they play Grand Theft Auto V in this Fine Brothers video.

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6. Apple’s home automation tech reportedly won’t hit devices until spring
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-25 at 17:35:00

We hope you weren't in a big rush to outfit your household with devices that use Apple's HomeKit automation technology -- you may be waiting a little while. Recode tipsters claim that Apple started certifying HomeKit gear later than it wanted, pushin...

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7. Completely open source, high-end laptop gets closer to reality
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-25 at 22:32:00

If you've wanted a laptop where all the software is free and open source (FOSS), you've usually had to settle for mediocre hardware. Even FOSS champion Richard Stallman is making do with a ThinkPad that's several years old. At last, though, it looks ...

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8. NASA’s Opportunity Has Now Explored the Martian Surface for 11 Years
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-25 at 10:35:00

Eleven years ago today—in fact, at this very minute (12:05 am ET)—NASA's Opportunity rover touched down on Mars for what was supposed to be a 90-day mission. Since then, Opportunity has proven to be an engineering marvel by traveling almost 26 miles ...

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9. Cyanogen Wants to Wrestle Android Away From Google
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-25 at 20:30:00

Cyanogen, the company behind the popular open source operating system and the OS of choice for last year's OnePlus One, wants to be even more independent from the Google-based software that lies at its foundation. According to Cyanogen's CEO, Kirt McMast...

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10. Sony is giving away old games to settle its 2011 PlayStation Network breach
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-25 at 03:34:02

Are you still feeling bitter about the PlayStation Network outage that left  PS3 and PSP owners offline back in 2011? If so, Sony's here to ease your pain. The company has started accepting claims as part of a class action settlement announced...

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11. AT&T ushers in the cross-country call, 100 years ago
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-25 at 23:24:01

On January 25, 1915, AT&T completed the first transcontinental telephone call in the US, after completing the challenging stretch from Denver to San Francisco.

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12. Microsoft’s HoloLens explained: How it works and why it’s different
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-25 at 03:13:06

Has Microsoft suddenly pushed us into the age of "Star Trek" and "Minority Report"? For those confused about what's actually going on with the company's new head-mounted gadget, here's the rundown.

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13. ​Google leaves most Android users exposed to hackers
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-25 at 03:28:15

An executive confirms Google has no plans to fix a security hole in the default browser for older versions of Android, which are relied on by around 60 percent of all Android users.

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14. Apple Reported to Begin Shipping Apple Watch in March, 12-Inch MacBook Air in Early 2015
     Published by Mac Rumors on 2015-01-25 at 06:01:18

Apple will begin shipping the Apple Watch in March and will also look to launch its new 12-inch MacBook Air during this quarter, according to a new report by KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. The analyst also predicted that iPhone shipments would beat ...

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15. Ask AC: What’s that star in my notification area?
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-25 at 03:30:14

Welcome to the wonderful, confusing world of Android 5.0 notifications This question still hits our inbox from time to time, and it's worth a quick reminder. Android 5.0 Lollipop — at least in its current, unadulterated form — changes the way notif...

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16. What Happens To Privacy When The Internet Is In Everything?
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-25 at 22:30:08

 This week Google’s Eric Schmidt was on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he suggested that the future Internet will be, in one sense, invisible — because it will be embedded into everything we interact with. Read More

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17. Walmart quietly launches its low-cost streaming video stick
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-25 at 02:28:00

Do you like the idea of a streaming media stick for your TV, but find that even Google's Chromecast or Amazon's Fire TV Stick costs more than you're willing to pay? You'll want to visit your local Walmart, then. The big-box retailer tells GigaOM that...

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18. HTC gets involved in e-sports, foreshadowing move into home entertainment
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-25 at 15:00:39

HTC doesn't want to be known as just a smartphone maker anymore, and one of its first moves to update its brand image in 2015 has been to sponsor three prominent e-sports teams. Cloud9, Team Liquid, and Team SoloMid have all warmly welcomed HTC...

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19. MakerBot Android app lets you control your 3D printer from your phone
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-25 at 21:10:23

MakerBot is embracing Android. The company has rolled out a version of its mobile app for Android, allowing you to control and monitor your 3D printer straight from your smartphone.
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20. Twitter quietly kills its Website Analytics tool, pushing site owners to use Cards
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-01-25 at 00:42:36

Just over a year ago, Twitter launched a new analytics tool that allowed website owners to track links tweeted to their websites and how many users clicked on them. That tool was recently retired from the site without much fanfare. The website analytics...

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