1. Polygon’s 50 admirable gaming people of 2014
     Published by Polygon on 2014-12-31 at 02:30:02

Who are the people who contributed to gaming the most in 2014? Who made the positive changes that helped make it such an extraordinary year?
  
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2. Every Title in the Calvin and Hobbes Kindle Library Is $2 Right Now 
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-31 at 03:19:00

The world is full of shitty things. Bill Watterson's clever, poignant comic series Calvin and Hobbes is not one of them. And now, compendiums of the illustrated saga of a boy and his sage toy tiger available on Amazon are currently $2 for Kindle editions...

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3. Here’s how far every Tesla Model S can go on a single charge
     Published by Washingon Post on 2014-12-31 at 04:16:42

Last week, Elon Musk announced that the Tesla Roadster would be receiving a retrofit upgrade that bumps its range to around 350 miles. Under ideal driving conditions, Musk claimed, the "new" Roadster can go as far as 400 miles without stopping to recharg...

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4. You can make a 143-megapixel camera using a scanner
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-31 at 03:14:00

Scanners are really extra-large image sensors at heart, so it stands to reason that you could make a decent camera out of one. Right? Well, Dario Morelli just proved it... and then some. His homebrew medium format camera uses parts from an Epson V30-...

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5. Play-Doh Is Sorry It Sold Your Child a Toy Penis
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-31 at 03:46:00

You know that excited, blissful feeling on Christmas morning? When you scramble downstairs with a bounce in your step and a sparkle in your eye? And then you hunker under the tree to greedily unwrap your new penis-shaped Play-Doh dispenser? Because after...

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6. Why sitting will kill you (and what to do about it)
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-31 at 22:20:00

If you work anywhere in or around technology, chances are you've either witnessed or are a member of the standing-desk craze, the natural offshoot of the increasing medical research suggesting sitting in your Herman Miller Aeron chair will actually k...

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7. Add-on lets your Chromebook run Linux in a window
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-31 at 10:27:00

You can already run a conventional operating system like Linux on your Chromebook if you're the determined sort, but it's not really convenient... not unless you like hopping between virtual terminals, anyway. However, there's now a relatively simple...

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8. The Army may ditch fitness tests for unfit, ‘ponytail-wearing’ hackers
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-31 at 18:54:00

It's a truth, often forgotten, that no-one can be perfect at everything. We may laud Justin Timberlake's musical, dancing and acting ability, but he's probably a terrible plumber. It's a problem that the Army is beginning to understand, since the sor...

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9. Elon Musk says Tesla is working on an automatic charger that moves ‘like a solid metal snake’
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-31 at 20:32:34

Here's your daily reminder that Elon Musk is from the future, and possibly not from this planet: he just tweeted that Tesla is working on an automatic charging system that will extend from the wall on its own and connect to a Model S "like a s...

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10. New Form of Memory Could Advance Brain-Inspired Computers
     Published by Technology Review on 2014-12-31 at 01:30:00

A new kind of computer memory could help make more capable computer chips that function more like biological brains, say IBM researchers.A new form of computer memory might help machines match the capabilities of the human brain when it comes to tasks suc...

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12. Privacy policy on the Moto X
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-31 at 20:53:24

Privacy and smartphones is something of a popular — and important! — topic, especially after the last few years of spying scandals and security breaches. It's often not clear how much data from your device is being collected, not just by your apps an...

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13. What next for the future tech of 2014?
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-31 at 18:30:02

The year gone by brought us more robots, worries about artificial intelligence, and difficult lessons on space travel. The big question: where's it all taking us?

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14. → Sam Biddle, professional bully, almost realizes the damage he has done
     Published by gawker.com on 2014-12-31 at 10:48:50

Gawker/Valleywag gossip writer Sam Biddle, who has written sensational, inflammatory, abusive articles about people in tech for years as if we’re trashy celebrities (who also don’t deserve the abuse, but at least they’re accustomed to it...

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15. Wave goodbye to Microsoft’s original Kinect
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-31 at 16:18:00

Whether you think depth-sensing cameras will become the next big thing or fizzle out, the model that helped usher in the tech is set to be retired for good. The original Kinect will be phased out in 2015, some four years after Microsoft first introdu...

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16. New York City ponders bitcoin and Apple Pay for parking tickets
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-31 at 12:56:00

New York City wants to make it easier for the recipients of its some 8-to-10 million annual parking tickets to pay their fines. To do so, it's accepting pitches for payment systems that'd take advantage of mobile tech and things like Apple Pay and bi...

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18. The heart emoji is 2014’s most popular word
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-31 at 19:39:24

The most popular word of 2014 wasn’t actually a word, according to a new survey of global English usage, it was an emoji: the ♥ emoji in fact. "The Heart and Love emoji, emoticon, and variations thereof appear billions of times a day around...

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19. The hackers who hit Sony Pictures also threatened CNN
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-31 at 20:34:00

The Guardians of Peace didn't just threaten Sony Pictures and theaters that planned to show The Interview; it also shook its fist at the press, too. The Intercept has obtained an FBI alert noting that the group implied threats against a "news media o...

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20. India’s Government Asks ISPs To Block GitHub, Vimeo And 30 Other Websites
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2014-12-31 at 16:01:23

 Today it emerged that the Indian government has asked internet service providers to block access to 32 sites in the name of its censorship laws. Read More

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