1. Exclusive: Meet The USAF’s Long Awaited KC-46A Pegasus Tanker 
     Published by Jalopnik on 2014-12-28 at 05:24:00

It's been a decade and a half in the making, but now the time has finally come to see the USAF's new tanker 
 in whole form, moving under its own power. The KC-46A is based on different elements of different variations of the Boeing 767, and once fielded...

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2. AirAsia loses contact with plane carrying 162 people over Indonesia
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-28 at 10:37:48

The Associated Press reports that an AirAsia flight on its way from Indonesia to Singapore is missing, having lost contact with ground control Sunday morning. Flight QZ8501, an Airbus A320-200, had 155 passengers, 2 pilots, and 5 cabin crew, an...

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3. The year in tech ads: Verizon was best, but who was worst?
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-28 at 06:33:13

2014 proved that every utterance of a company constitutes an ad. But which were the most memorably positive and which simply hurt?

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4. Wall.e Restaurant Staffed With Robots Opens in China
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-28 at 06:00:00

Yet another new restaurant with robot servers has opened in China. And the owners seem determined to test Disney's patience with intellectual property laws. Why? The name of the restaurant is apparently Wall.e — just like the cute little robot worker f...

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6. PlayStation Network back online nearly three days after Christmas attack
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-28 at 20:29:51

This long holiday weekend hasn't been a good one for gamers. Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network were taken offline over Christmas, just as hundreds of thousands unwrapped their new consoles and plugged them in for the first time. But now, n...

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7. Security in 2015: Will you care about the next big breach?
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-28 at 18:30:04

From Target to Home Depot to JPMorgan, this year was a bad one for massive security breaches. Expect more of the same next year.

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8. Cyberattacks used security software to cover their trail
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-28 at 10:16:00

State-sponsored hacking attempts frequently rely on specially written software, but that's a risky move. Unless it's well-made, custom code can be a giveaway as to who's responsible. Attackers are switching things up, however. Security researchers at...

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9. Hackers Leak Thousands of Passwords Because This Is How We Live Now
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-28 at 02:30:00


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10. Name your own price for Radiohead singer Thom Yorke’s latest single
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-28 at 01:45:02

Well, well, well, what do we have here? It looks like there's one little present left under the Christmas tree, and if you're a Radiohead fan you'll likely be pleased. Lead singer Thom Yorke has posted a brand new single online, called "You Wou...

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11. Russia wants to collect the DNA of every creature
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-28 at 01:17:00

Institutions have already been amassing huge DNA collections to catalog the world's creatures, but Moscow State University might just top them all. It's planning to build "Noah's Ark," a repository for the genes of every creature, living or extinct -...

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12. Iran Tests ‘Suicide Drone’
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-28 at 00:30:00

Today Iranian military forces tested various unmanned aircraft that some are calling "suicide drones." Because "suicide drone" sounded more intimidating than "model airplane that we could fly into things nearby."Read more...

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13. After the hype: here’s what the internet thinks of ‘The Interview’
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-28 at 03:51:00

So you resisted the pressure to watch The Interview the second it became available, and you're not willing to rely on one review to decide whether it's really worth a download or theater trip just to stick it to hackers. No worries -- we've rounded u...

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14. Cybersecurity Hindsight And A Look Ahead At 2015
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-28 at 21:30:54

 Editor’s note: Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber are partners at YL Ventures, which invests early in cybersecurity, cloud computing, big data and Software-as-a-Service software companies.
This year we witnessed a series of high-profile sec...

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15. Bill Nye’s Answer to Fermi Paradox: Be Patient
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-28 at 21:34:00

The Fermi Paradox is a question that stumps and fascinates scientists
  (and pretty much everyone else, let's be real.) The question, originally posed by Italian physicist Enrico Fermi, wonders at why there are theoretically so many habitable planets in ...

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16. Jayden Wilson, star of Spider-Man viral video, dies aged five on Christmas Eve
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-28 at 01:04:47

Cancer claims life of boy who became famous when his father surprised him by dressing as comic-book character Continue reading...

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17. Philadelphia literally burns old money for electricity
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-28 at 01:25:00

What happens to old paper money that's too worn out to be used? It's often recycled and made into everything from dog beds to packing materials. But the Philadelphia Federal Reserve office does something even more unique: They send the old currency to l...

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18. Artist Suing Sony Over Unauthorized Use of Her Song in ‘The Interview’
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-28 at 05:30:00

Musician Yoon Mi Rae is not too happy with Sony Pictures right now. Because even though the company has aggressively gone after people who don't respect intellectual property rights, they seem to need a lesson in IP law themselves. Yoon Mi Rae is accusi...

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19. Surge in illegal sales of drugs as gangs exploit ‘phenomenal market’ online
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-28 at 20:06:19

Gangs using smartphone apps and social media to sell erectile dysfunction drugs and slimming pills at low risk and high profit Continue reading...

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20. These are the hackers who wrecked your holiday gaming
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-28 at 15:22:00

If you're a console gamer, you're probably all too aware of Lizard Squad, the hacker outlet that allegedly knocked both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live offline for a good chunk of the Christmas break. But just why and how is this group causing ...

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