The technology news of the day distilled down to its essential elements. No fluff, no fuss, just the stories that actually matter to you.
Watered-down USA Freedom Act, Facebook privacy defaults, a Chrome OS update, PlayStation 4 profits, the $99 HP 7 Plus, the death of Helium Publishing, and Quest Attack on Twitter.
eBay gets hacked, Nest Protect gets updated, Secret app expands, Apple removes Weed Firm, Spotify boasts 10 million subscribers, and ‘I Got This’ should actually exist.
Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3, DuckDuckGo gets updated, Netflix expands into Europe, Facebook gets personal, Wii & DS owners saved by server, Wikipedia discourages anonymity, and Michael Bay explains the birds and the bees.
U.S. confronts China, GoPro eyes an IPO, Airbnb Experiences, 13 years of Apple Stores, new words in the #Twictionary, Rubik’s Cube Google Doodle, and Nintendo goes gay.
Apple and Google call a truce, AT&T buys DirecTV, Apple gets sued, YouTube circles Twitch, the world’s first Braille phone launches, and Heathrow’s T5 is renamed Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5.
FCC is killing net neutrality, Google works on a “right to be forgotten” tool, PayPal comes to Google Play, Microsoft launches Code Hunt, Outlook gets new features, Nescafe jars gain 3D-printed alarm clock lids, and virtual reality headsets for chickens.
Google Glass for all, Xbox Live refunds, Edward Snowden movie, Spell Up on Chrome, Flappy Bird returns, Mozilla Webmaker Training, and Game of Thrones on DOS.
The “right to be forgotten,” major Xbox One news, Popcorn Time for Android, Dogecoin robbery, new Google Hangouts, and Beats audio is just the beginning for Apple acquisitions.
NSA-infected routers, Twitter’s Mute button, EA’s online servers, a Tomodachi Life apology, Bit.ly gets compromised, and the most epic selfie of all time.
FCC backtracks on net neutrality, Amazon wins a photography patent, Netflix raises its prices, piracy in the UK, Google Glass golfers, Adobe finds its Voice, and a live-action Akira movie trailer.
Apple is probably buying Beats, the latest ZTE Firefox OS phone lands in the U.S., Amazon’s Sunday deliveries, Cinamatic for iOS, Google Classroom, and the World Under Water Google Street View mod.
Nintendo consoles, new Russian Internet laws, cable TV bundles are a waste of time, Nintendo discriminates against gay relationships, Peekster bridges the gap, and a reminder for us all to Look Up.
Alibaba files for an IPO, Intel bets large on Chromebooks, the new Pwn Phone debuts, Shaq Fu is reborn, Destiny’s destiny is secured with a huge budget, and the UPS drone delivery mix-up.
#AmazonCart shopping on Twitter, Lenovo Chromebooks, new DuckDuckGo, Apple EarPods hoax, Rakesh Agrawal tweets, Oculus Rift MMO, Amplitude remake, and Star Wars auditions.
Kickstarter backers get consumer protection, EFF tests Privacy Badger, the Pirate King of MMA gets sued, Netflix for the blind, Google Now parking, and how to win at Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Microsoft patches Windows XP, Vine does a YouTube, Twitter experiments with muting, a Google Glass teardown, Amazon smartphone leaks, a real-life Dropbox, and the creator of Minecraft’s new game.
Facebook launches Anonymous Login, MacBook Air prices are slashed, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is announced, YouTube adds branding intros, The Onion teases Clickhole, Coursera seeks translators, and a Canadian family lives on in 1986.
Twitter flatlines, Firefox updates, MacBook Air cheapens, Xbox One lands, Udacity expands, and Vsauce measures.
Google cars navigate cities, Microsoft owns Nokia, HP Android laptop, Secret expansion, BuzzFeed wants $1 billion, Joss Whedon’s In Your Eyes, and Oculus Rift demonstrates living with lag.
Internet Explorer flaw, government-built social networks, Netflix as a cable channel, ComiXology in-app purchases, Cortana hates children, a Codecademy makeover, and E.T. found in the desert.
Google+ may be dead, FCC talks net neutrality, Facebook launches FB Newswire, Lyft expands into new markets, mobile addiction grows, next-gen Minecraft allows save transfers, and the true potential of Oculus Rift is revealed.
Apple’s new products, Brazil’s Internet Bill of Rights, OnePlus One turns heads, Xiaomi international expansion, Google Street View time machine, Amazon Prime Pantry, Apple’s recycling efforts, and the creepiest light bulb ever.
Facebook-like Twitter profiles for all, the Lytro Illum DSLR, #myNYPD hashtag fails, the Aereo hearing concludes, OS X beta testing free for all, and a sauce bottle cap fix by students.
Aereo lands in court, Netflix promises price rises, Reddit tampers with technology, the Samsung Innovation Museum, Amazon loves Goodreads, and Han Solo in Carbonite gets his own rug.