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A Christmas Story? It's a Wonderful Life? Miracle of on 34th street? C'mon, we can do better than that. Read more...

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Every year around this time, I read every music websites "Top 50 Albums of the Year" lists. It's sort of a ritual at this point. I do my best to keep up with albums from artists in all genres, but inevitably something will slip past me. Read more...

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You know that nifty little feature on the Nexus 5 and other Android handsets that let's you voice summon Ok Google from any screen? Well, according to Google's François Beaufort, you'll soon be able to do just that on your Chromebook as well. Read more...

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Hello all you lovers of smartphone apps and happy holidays. Many of us are ready to travel to relatives abroad or even wait out Christmas alone. Whatever the circumstance, if you have a smartphone—presents came early. We have great apps this week including ways to give your Lumia smartphone touchless superpowers and an even simpler way to do your taxes. It is the best apps of the week. Get ready for some downloadin'.Read more...

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The single greatest way smartphones have enhanced my life over the past decade is that I always have something to do. Whether stuck at the doctor's office for hours, waiting for a train that's habitually late, or just standing in line for coffee, your smartphone gives you something to do at the very least. But that can gets me into trouble.Read more...

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Welcome to Reading List, a collection of some of the best digital reads in technology and science. We have stories that take a deep dive into Amazon's ebook empire, a perplexing survey into NASA's $349 million abandoned test tower, an investigation into how online media works through the eyes of one ambitious startup, and philosophical look at the growing popularity of the "shitpic." Curl yourself around some boozy egg nog, and enjoy the some the best sentences on the internet this week.Read more...

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Nothing embodies the holiday spirit quite like building a giant slingshot that can fire shaved Christmas trees equipped with a nine-inch nail. Read more...

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In May 2013, Google announced new photo features for Google+ including "auto-backup," "auto enhance," and something perplexingly called "auto awesome." Now, the Google + team is extending some of these abilities to your videos as well.Read more...

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Technology is a great gift to give for the holidays. It can provide hours, and days, and weeks, of entertainment and even help inspire kids for a lifetime.Read more...

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It is considered one of the best jobs in the USAF, and you sure can't beat the office view. America's cadre of KC-135 and KC-10 'Booms,' the guys and gals that refuel allied military aircraft while hurtling through the atmosphere , are a proud and talented bunch, and one of them is just as skilled behind a camera as behind an aerial refueling boom. Read more...

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Every day, the Sony Pictures hack gets weirder and weirder. Read more...

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YouTube channel Network A is a lover of all things X Games—snowboarding, skateboarding, BMX, you name it. For their video series Every Third Thursday, Signal Snowboards, known for cool and atypical board designs , created the first open source programmable snowboard that can change music depending on the snowboarder's orientation.Read more...

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In October this year, a case came under legal scrutiny when a DEA agent created a fake Facebook account of Sondra Prince, even using photos of her and her young son and niece to create the digital forgery. Facebook denounced the action as a serious breach of its terms and policies . But Instagram, it seems, is a different matter.Read more...

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The Sony hack is now more confusing that ever. The FBI says that North Korea is involved , yet the denies involvement, suggesting a joint investigation into the matter. The whole situation has devolved into a game of "he said/she said," and there's only one person who can help set it all straight—Dr. Evil, of course.Read more...

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Adam Buxton recorded a conversation with his 5-year-old daughter her thoughts on Princess Leia's famous slave outfit. The conversation is hilarious on itself but when he got The Brothers McLeod to animate her thoughts, it turned into pure comedic gold.Read more...

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Remember Freaks and Geeks, the short-lived teen comedy produced by Judd Apatow before you knew who Judd Apatow was? The show starred Seth Rogen and James Franco some 15 years before the pair would help spark the international cyber-clusterfuck we know as the Sony Hacks. Forget about the hackers and just watch the show.Read more...

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"Take Me to Church," the worldwide hit by Hozier, sounds like it's about religion, but it's not—not exactly. The song also sounds kind of haunting, but it's not—exactly. As Hozier told New York Magazine earlier this year, the song is about sex and humanity. The church part is just a metaphor.Read more...

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Well, this is a weird twist. Just hours after we learned that North Korea wanted to work with the United States on a joint investigation into the Sony Pictures hack, The New York Times is reporting that the U.S. now wants China's help in stopping North Korean hackers. Apparently, U.S. officials want to unleash the Great Firewall on North Korea.Read more...

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The holidays are a magical time. They can also be incredibly hectic and stressful, as you struggle to juggle your responsibilities at work with visiting family members, shopping for gifts, and the link. No matter what your seasonal stress, however, technology is there to help.Read more...

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Friday was a big day at the drone testing facility in Boulder City, Nevada. It was the day that the first drone authorized to fly without FAA approval would take to the air. The bright orange unmanned aircraft, Magpie, did just that—and then it crashed to the ground in an embarrassing cloud of dust two seconds later.Read more...

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In a predictably bizarre move, officials in Pyongyang are now proposing that North Korea and the United States work together on a joint investigation into the Sony Pictures hack. The country says it can prove that they didn't do it. North Korea also warned of the gravest consequences if the U.S. does not agree to the inquiry. Read more...

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On the 20th of December, 1939, the second laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was founded. The facility at Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, California, would later be known as NASA's Ames Research Center after the founding chairman of NACA, Joseph S. Ames—but no one could foresee how iconic Ames would become. Read more...

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At this point in time, you've already hung your tinsel and decorated your tree with blinking lights. Maybe there's even a glowing Santa statue on your lawn. But did you ever step back and think about where all of these holiday decorations come from? A factory in China is the easy answer. An entire town of factories specializing in Christmas cheer is the correct answer.Read more...

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Some magical fat guy in a red suit thinks he's coming into your house as he pleases in the middle of the night?! Not on your watch. Here's what you'll need to start your own personal War on Christmas.Read more...

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Whaddya mean I can just pour ingredients onto either of these smart scales until they tell me to stop and I get delicious homemade cookies for my trouble?! What sort of black magic is this? It's called "baking by weight" and it will change the way you look at cooking. Read more...

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