1. Want to watch one of the last videos of Steve Jobs? Too bad
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-06 at 08:28:30

Six months before he died, Apple's co-founder and CEO gave a video deposition for a lawsuit over the iPod. The plaintiffs' lawyers refuse to release the video, even though it was shown at the trial on Friday.

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2. Watch as Twitter shifts from “#BlackLivesMatter” to “#ICantBreathe” — and back again
     Published by Washingon Post on 2014-12-06 at 03:22:31

Twitter has released a map showing the spread over the past week and a half of hashtags related to the deaths of two African American men at the hands of police officers, one in Ferguson, Mo., and the other in Staten Island, N.Y. With the caveat that in ...

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3. Dropping in on dropped phones (pictures)
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-06 at 18:30:04

CNET News.com checks out Verizon's device-testing lab in Bedminster, NJ, where phones get dropped and mannequins lend an ear.

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4. With Cortana on Windows 10, Microsoft’s bringing its virtual assistant full circle
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-06 at 03:34:00

After watching early footage of Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana in Windows 10 (below), its impending takeover of the Microsoft Borg seems inevitable. There's a lot riding on Cortana, after all. After being released in the U.S. earlier this year...

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5. Protesters took over Apple’s iconic New York store to send a message about Eric Garner
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-06 at 09:39:26

New Yorkers and people across the United States have united for the third day in a row in dramatic protests following the failure of state prosecutors and a grand jury to charge a police officer for killing Eric Garner: an unarmed man suspected...

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6. Woman gets ultimate revenge when former bully asks her out
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-06 at 01:33:27

We all secretly wish we could do this.

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8. CBS goes dark on Dish Network in NYC and LA
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-06 at 05:47:00

After a number of extensions, negotiations on a new contract between Dish Network and CBS have fallen apart, and the broadcaster's signals are no longer available on the service in several major markets. That accounts for markets where CBS owns the s...

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9. Two great (but very different) Galaxy Note 4 screen protector choices
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-06 at 03:42:25

You spent hard-earned money on the Galaxy Note 4, and particularly if you bought off-contract you're aware of the price of this device. If you're tough on devices they're bound to pick up scratches on the screen — mine already has two after a couple mo...

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10. Nintendo’s ‘Mario’ level creator just got a lot crazier
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-06 at 08:26:00

We got a chance to go hands on with Mario Maker at E3 this past June and it was pretty awesome even if it felt a little bit, well, safe. New footage that premiered at tonight's The Game Awards in Las Vegas blew our previous conceptions out of the wat...

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11. AT&T throttles unlimited data plans at 5GB, no congestion required
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-06 at 00:29:00

It's no secret that AT&T throttles its users unlimited data connections. The company has been rather open about the policy. However, the carrier insisted that the practice is used to reign in the biggest bandwidth consumers, only necessary to keep ne....

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12. Gadget Lab Podcast: Saying Goodbye to Friends Is Sad. But Hello CES!
     Published by Wired on 2014-12-06 at 03:38:13

The hosts talk about the holidays, and the impending approach of CES. Is it still relevant? (Yes.) And what's the most interesting thing this year? (TBD.) Also, Mat is leaving WIRED, maybe you've heard.
The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Saying Goodbye to Frien...

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13. NASA’s Orion takes man one step closer to Mars
     Published by CNet on 2014-12-06 at 02:46:15

The Orion spacecraft completes its first test flight, Sony hack leaks celebrity data, and Facebook takes another fling at Slingshot.

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14. Extra Hole Buttons Let You Spell Out Messages On Your Clothing
     Published by Gizmodo on 2014-12-06 at 04:15:00

It turns out that with the addition of just two extra holes on a standard button and some strategic stitching, you can express yourself even more creatively with your fashion choices. Because these delightful Typo Buttons let you spell out messages down ...

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15. Disney Research crafts a more realistic way to capture the human eye
     Published by Endgadget on 2014-12-06 at 10:12:00

We're keen on checking in with the folks at Disney Research from time to time to see what crazy projects its been working on. At SIGGRAPH Asia this week, the outfit is presenting recent work in crafting more detailed 3D-rendered eyes. In order to pro...

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16. Cary Fukunaga set to direct the big-screen version of Stephen King’s ‘It’
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-06 at 02:20:01

Shooting will start next summer.

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17. Beyoncé now has more Grammy nominations than any female recording artist
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-06 at 07:37:02

With today's Grammy nominations still coming in for next year, Beyoncé is now officially the most nominated female artist in the award show's 57-year history. Currently up for five awards, including Best Album of the Year, for last year's sur...

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18. US Low-Cost Carriers Buyer’s Guide
     Published by Android Central on 2014-12-06 at 01:13:17

The phones we use are expensive enough — our phone service doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, too. Several new carriers are breaking the mold of what we used to pay for service, and the rewards are huge. As the number of smartphone choices out the...

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19. This app is Yo but for Aaron Paul calling you a b***h
     Published by Daily Dot on 2014-12-06 at 01:04:38

You're welcome, b*tch.

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20. Ukip MEP ridiculed on Twitter after call for ban on spoof Trumpton account
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-06 at 19:29:51

David Coburn, the party’s sole Scottish MEP, said the account, based in Chippy Minton’s fictional hometown, was fake Continue reading...

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