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Google's Best Cheap Smartphone Is Back

Google's Best Cheap Smartphone Is Back | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
BitStream is a one-stop, full-course meal of technology news and rumors you may have missed yesterday. Lets dig in.
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The New Raspberry Pi: A Turbocharged Quad-Core Real PC for $35

The New Raspberry Pi: A Turbocharged Quad-Core Real PC for $35 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi has always been a geek's delight, but the new Pi 2 Model B+ takes the palm-sized computers to a whole new level. With a 900MHz quad-core system-on-chip, bolstered with 1GB of RAM, the new Pi is now a real computer. And it still only costs $35.
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The First Super Bowl Played Under LEDs Will Use 75 Percent Less Power

The First Super Bowl Played Under LEDs Will Use 75 Percent Less Power | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It might seem like LED bulbs are only for early-adopters hoping to cut down their monthly Con Ed power bill, but come Sunday, the energy-efficient lighting alternative will take center stage at one of the greatest spectacles on Earth. This will actually be the first Super Bowl to be entirely lit by LED bulbs.
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Tons of AT&T and Verizon customers may no longer have “broadband” tomorrow

Tons of AT&T and Verizon customers may no longer have “broadband” tomorrow | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
25Mbps minimum would leave 19% of US homes without broadband access.
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FCC Warns Hotels Not to Block Personal Hotspots

FCC Warns Hotels Not to Block Personal Hotspots | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issued a public enforcement advisory on Tuesday, warning hotels and other commercial establishments not to intentionally block or interfere in any other w...
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GoDaddy -- Pulls Super Bowl Spot ... Over Puppy Cruelty Backlash

GoDaddy -- Pulls Super Bowl Spot ... Over Puppy Cruelty Backlash | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Danica Patrick loses again ... this time, GoDaddy.com is PULLING their Super Bowl ad featuring the NASCAR driver over OUTRAGE from animal lovers. The…
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Batteries Made With Bulletproof Kevlar Fibers May Never Explode

Batteries Made With Bulletproof Kevlar Fibers May Never Explode | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
One of the most common reasons that batteries explode and catch fire--like on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner--is because over time small conductive pathways grow inside the battery's inner structure that eventually cause it to short out with disastrous results. But Nicholas Kotov, a professor at the University of Michigan, and Siu On Tung, a PhD student, may have come up with a solution to the problem using bulletproof kevlar nanofibers.
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Luna's Smart Mattress Cover Can Control Your Whole House

Luna's Smart Mattress Cover Can Control Your Whole House | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The smart cover monitors your sleep, controls your bed's temperature and can hook into a range of connected devices including Nest.
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The DEA has been spying on millions of US drivers for years

The United States Justice Department is tracking millions of vehicles nationwide as part of a secret intelligence-gathering program, The Wall Street Journal reports. The surveillance program is...
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Texas Police Arrest Cop Watchers, One for Being Armed, Even Though No Laws Were Broken - PINAC

Texas Police Arrest Cop Watchers, One for Being Armed, Even Though No Laws Were Broken - PINAC | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In what is becoming a heated battle in Texas, Arlington police arrested two men Saturday for standing across a four-lane highway recording officers making a traffic stop, including one man who was openly carrying a handgun on his waist, refusing to abide by their orders to put it back into his car. However, under Texas law, Kenny ...
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Top 10 Internet Law Developments of 2014

Top 10 Internet Law Developments of 2014 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
If cybersecurity wasn't on your mind in 2014, you were truly living off the grid.
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City wifi: Fast, cheap, and no you can't have it.

City wifi: Fast, cheap, and no you can't have it. | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Because enjoying cute cat videos while sitting in your local park is socialism.
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Madden: Deflategate's prime suspect should be Brady

Madden: Deflategate's prime suspect should be Brady | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
If the footballs were altered in the AFC Championship Game -- or any game -- Hall of Fame coach John Madden suggests the primary suspect behind whatever happened should be the quarterback, in this case New England's Tom Brady.
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So They Gave Up On Trying To Save Radio Shack And Ignored My Solution [UPDATE]

So They Gave Up On Trying To Save Radio Shack And Ignored My Solution [UPDATE] | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
News just hit the wire that 90-year-old retailer RadioShack may be finally down for the count. Bloomberg is reporting that the Shack is getting ready to sell half its 5,000+ stores to Sprint Corp. and close the rest of them as part of a bankruptcy deal, according to people in on [...]
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The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft

Gmail is the world's most popular email service, and the iPhone, as if this week didn't make it abundantly clear, is the world's most popular smartphone. The two have been around for years and...
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Amazon is taking on Microsoft Exchange with its own enterprise email service

Amazon is taking on Microsoft Exchange with its own enterprise email service | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Amazon wants to bump Microsoft's Exchange out of its cozy position in the enterprise world. To do that, the company has announced WorkMail, a secure email and calendar platform aimed squarely at...
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Planets orbiting Kepler 444 suggest there’s ancient life in the Milky Way | Science! | Geek.com

Planets orbiting Kepler 444 suggest there’s ancient life in the Milky Way | Science! | Geek.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
NASA’s exoplanet hunting Kepler space telescope has encountered a few problems as of late, but there’s still a mountain of data for astronomers to dig through from the last four years. Astronomers analyzing [...]
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Cool-guy high school teacher leads 'Uptown Funk' dance party

Cool-guy high school teacher leads 'Uptown Funk' dance party | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A teacher and students at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas, Texas dance to Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk."
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Twitter finally delivers group messaging and video

Twitter finally delivers group messaging and video | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
At its heart, Twitter seems to be suffering from some sort of existential crisis, struggling to work out if it's a social network, a messaging service or
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The best of the blizzard in Instagram photos and Vines #MashaBlizzard

The best of the blizzard in Instagram photos and Vines #MashaBlizzard | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
We asked readers to share their blizzard experience using the hashtag #MashaBlizzard. Here, we've compiled the craziest and most eerily beautiful photos.
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Cindra Ladd, Wife Of Prominent Hollywood Producer, Says Bill Cosby Assaulted Her In 1969

Cindra Ladd, Wife Of Prominent Hollywood Producer, Says Bill Cosby Assaulted Her In 1969 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Why speak out about Bill Cosby now? The simple answer is that it's the right thing to do. The truth deserves to be known. As I write this, more than 20 women have come forward, many with stories that are remarkably similar to mine....
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MINI and Toyota working on a new car?

MINI and Toyota working on a new car? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
This new MINI, rumored to be called the Minor, will be priced around $15,000 and should be the most premium vehicle in that price range
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Verizon won't follow T-Mobile and AT&T with rollover data

Verizon won't follow T-Mobile and AT&T with rollover data | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Verizon leads, it doesn't follow, says the company's CFO. So you can just forget about Verizon following the lead of its rivals with great deals that benefit its customers.
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Google Reportedly On The Verge Of Launching 'Nova,' A Cellular Phone Service To Compete With Big Four Carriers

Google Reportedly On The Verge Of Launching 'Nova,' A Cellular Phone Service To Compete With Big Four Carriers | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Reports indicate that Google has taken definitive steps towards launching their own cellular phone service, making a long-whispered rumor sound like more t... by Jacob Long in Google, News
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