1. Streams and vinyl sales double while music downloads dwindle
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-02 at 21:18:00

Need even more proof that vinyl is more than just a passing fad for the Pabst Blue Ribbon crowd? Here goes: While digital album and song sales continued their downward spiral, record sales have more than doubled since last year. All this is according...

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2. Artistic touch humanises Australia’s androids
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-02 at 04:49:48

Using art to make Australia's androids more sociable

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3. Your kids can drive this electric, Android-equipped ‘sports car’
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-02 at 10:32:00

Don't look now, but your kids may end up owning a better car than you do. Henes recently unveiled the Broon F8 series, a child-sized electric "supercar" that has features you probably wish you had in your own ride. Never mind the independent suspensi...

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4. 2014 was the worst year for movie attendance since 1995
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-02 at 15:58:00

If you noticed a little more elbow room while you were at the movies last year, it probably wasn't the result of recliner chairs at your cineplex. As The Hollywood Reporter tells it, only about 1.26 billion folks bought movie tickets between New Year...

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5. How to Beat TWC and Comcast’s Bullshit Modem Rental Fees 
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-01-02 at 23:15:00

The only thing worse than paying out the tuchus for unreliable
  internet from Time Warner Cable and Comcast is being forced pay a monthly rental fee for a modem you need to access that crappy internet. Happy New Year! The fees on both TWC and Comcast ar...

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6. Montblanc has an ‘e-Strap’ to make its luxury watches smarter
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-02 at 05:57:00

Smartwatches continue to grow in popularity, but if you prefer a high-end mechanical timepiece instead, Montblanc has a way to still get the tech, too. A Blog to Watch reports the luxury watchmaker announced an optional e-Strap that'll equip its Time...

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7. OnePlus unveils its own Android build without Cyanogen
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-02 at 18:19:00

Following a temporary ban in India, OnePlus has released its own alpha Lollipop ROM for the One based on stock Android 5.0 -- with no Cyanogen influence. For now, the alpha software is only available as a download, and you'll need to wipe your phone ...

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8. High Tech Or Hangover? Watch Quake On An Oscilloscope
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-02 at 00:55:20

 Head spinning? Stomach gurgling? Did you just drink a Bloody Mary just to find some respite from your pounding gulliver? Why not take a look at Pekka Väänänen’s project, an attempt to play Quake on a Hitachi V-422 oscilloscope. Why? Because...

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9. Google Play Music knows when you’ve made bad choices
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-02 at 07:29:09

We're not sure exactly what Alex did on New Year's Eve, but we're pretty sure Google Play Music didn't approve.

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10. What’s your favorite tech purchase of 2014?
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-02 at 16:53:14

Whether it was a Cheapskate deal or not, name the tech item you treasured most this year. Plus: two bonus deals!

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11. Five things you need to know about your new Chromecast
     Published by Android Central on 2015-01-02 at 02:05:35

Getting started with your Chromecast The Chromecast is one of those products that's simple and incredible. This small HDMI dongle (it's not much bigger than a thumb drive) turns any TV or monitor into a portal for online entertainment, and does it for le...

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12. Google posts Windows 8.1 vulnerability before Microsoft can patch it
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-02 at 20:34:00

Google's Project Zero tracks vulnerabilities in software systems and reports them to vendors "in as close to real-time as possible" -- a noble cause, no? But what happens if said vendor then fails to push a fix within the 90-day window? Microsoft jus...

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13. Chick-Fil-A admits possible credit card breach
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-02 at 08:28:00

Chick-Fil-A is spending the beginning of 2015 not just serving chicken to hungry partygoers on their way home, but also dealing with a possible credit/debit card breach. The fast food chain has just issued an official statement admitting that it has ...

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14. The Best TV I Saw In 2014 Was On Netflix, And It Starred A Talking Horse
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-01-02 at 03:27:01

 When BoJack Horseman premiered on Netflix in August, it was with a lot less fanfare than we’d seen for House of Cards or Orange Is The New Black. (Heck, I think people are more excited about Netflix streaming all 10 seasons of Friends.) Even s...

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16. Opening Apple’s ‘Lucky Bags’ in Japan, where $300 can get you a MacBook Air
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-02 at 19:31:00

Happy New Year. And when it comes to shopping in Japan, that means sales and fukubukuro. These "lucky bags" are sold by all kinds of stores, and typically contain products equal in value to what you pay, but sometimes a whole lot more. Even Apple's b...

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17. Grandpa makes Death Star fire pit for granddaughter, and you too
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-02 at 22:47:04

A "Star Wars"-style steel fire pit proves so popular on Reddit that the 84-year-old who made it is now selling them on Etsy. Now you too can watch the Death Star go up in flames.

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18. Sony sends ‘The Interview’ far and wide
     Published by CNet on 2015-01-02 at 15:23:23

Still haven't seen the movie that a group of hackers tried to stop? Now you have even more ways to watch it.

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19. IRL: Alpine puts its car audio chops to good use… in headphones?
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-02 at 03:30:00

Some of the best headphones I listened to this year came from a car audio company. It's true. When I hear the name Alpine, I think of two things: the car stereos and the brewery in southern California. Back in October, the tech-focused Alpine announc...

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20. Why Chinese tech giants could surprise you at CES 2015
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-01-02 at 22:00:00

The spotlight doesn't often fall on the lesser-known Chinese companies that set up booth space each January at CES. But if you do pay close attention to their yearly reveals, you'll often find some of the show's more interesting gadgets. Brands like ...

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