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Exploding Kittens is the most backed Kickstarter project ever

mashable.com — When Matthew Inman, best known as the creator of online comic The Oatmeal, launched a Kickstarter campaign for a card game called Exploding Kittens, he asked for a modest $10,000. The internet, however, would have none of that nonsense.

Xiaomi's Mi Note smartphone sells out in 3 minutes

mashable.com — The sales of Xiaomi's new flagship smartphone, the Mi Note, is off to a solid start. The 5.7-inch smartphone, which is considered an iPhone 6 Plus competitor in China, sold out in three minutes after the first batch went on sale in China on Tuesday, Android Central reported, citing a Xiaomi representative.

The Pirate Bay could return early next month

mashable.com — BitTorrent indexing site The Pirate Bay could return as early as Feb. 1 after a monthlong hiatus following a police raid on the site's servers in Sweden. There is no firm confirmation of the date, but the site has been adorned with a timer ending Feb. 1 for the past week.

Elon Musk on 'Simpsons' jab: Electric space rockets are no good

mashable.com — SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was a guest in Sunday's episode of The Simpsons, and a jab from Lisa, who says that "for a man who likes electric cars he sure burns a lot of rocket fuel," seems to have hit the right note, compelling real-life Musk to give the world a quick rocketry lesson on Twitter.

Lizard Squad hacks Malaysia Airlines website with 'plane not found' message

mashable.com — Hacker group Lizard Squad claimed credit Monday for hacking Malaysia Airlines' official website, which was unavailable for several hours. During the outage, the site featured an image of a lizard, and a message saying "404 - Plane Not Found. Hacked by Lizard Squad - Official Cyber Caliphate."

Winklevoss twins launch Gemini, the 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange

mashable.com — It's no secret Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are betting big on Bitcoin: They've reportedly invested at least $11 million in the cryptocurrency, and they predict it could be even bigger than Facebook. On Friday, the brothers announced the launch of Gemini, which they call the "next-generation Bitcoin exchange."

Sony postpones earnings call due to Sony Pictures hack

mashable.com — Sony has postponed its quarterly earnings report by a month and a half due to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures in November 2014, the company announced Friday. In an application filed with the Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA), Sony asked that the earnings report deadline for the third quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015 be moved from Feb.

Madonna thanks FBI for helping catch hacker who leaked her songs

mashable.com — Madonna publicly thanked the FBI and the Israeli Police on Thursday for apprehending the hacker who stole and leaked the songs from her upcoming album, Rebel Heart. "I am profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli Police investigators and anyone else who helped lead to the arrest of this hacker," the singer wrote on her website.

You can watch Amazon's 'Transparent' for free this Saturday

mashable.com — Amazon will make all 10 episodes of its original series Transparent free to watch this Saturday, the company has announced. If you're not an Amazon Prime member, it's a great opportunity to watch a show that we've called laugh-out-loud funny and unlike anything else on TV.

Bill Gates: Lives of people in poor countries will vastly improve by 2030

mashable.com — The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has published its annual letter for 2015 Thursday, and it paints an optimistic vision of our future. The letter focuses on several crucial areas in which humanity could improve in the next 15 years: Health, farming, banking, and education.
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Jan 28, 2015

I just remembered Apple bought Beats for $3 billion last year. Sounded like a big sum at the time. Then Apple earned 6 Beats’ in one quarter

Jan 28, 2015

Turns out — looking at last quarter’s numbers — that Apple’s best move ever was to just start following the trend.

Jan 26, 2015

Saw Birdman yesterday. Iñárritu at his peak. Blew me away.

Jan 21, 2015

@clocklear Probably, though I haven’t planned anything for this year yet. Keep me in ze loop pls (:

Jan 16, 2015

I could do a number of things this evening, but I think I’ll explore the galaxy. @EliteDangerous

Jan 16, 2015

back to the basics - Drinking an East India Pale Ale (IPA) by @brooklynbrewery @ Papa's — untp.beer/s/c146844902 #photo

Jan 16, 2015

The moment when you realize that your brain just can't handle any more information streams.

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