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Google has just agreed to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of high-altitude solar-powered drones that was in acquisition talks with Facebook just a few months ago. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1gwZcMd

Amazon Fire TV review

By Derek McKinney

More: Buy Amazon Fire TV on Amazon ($99.99)More: Buy the Amazon Fire Game Controller on Amazon ($39. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1eFnjo2

Despite being removed from the Play Store, the story of Flappy Bird doesn’t seem to be over just yet. Earlier this morning we learned the game was gone, and about how it will never be coming back. Developer Dong Nguyen mentioned that while speaking with Forbes. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1lwYizS

Programming languages provide common information structures that enable developers to write programs that fulfill specific computations or algorithms. There are over 1.2 million computer programmers, web designers and software developers in the United States alone. via Pocket http://ift.tt/13aYPSp

Streaming TV startup Aereo has reopened service in NYC after closing down new registrations last week. Bloomberg reports that the company has regained enough capacity to start serving new users, and just in time for the Sochi Winter Olympics. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1iwV0L6

If you’re not familiar with Shark Tank, it’s a show on ABC that has a set of entrepreneurs presenting their products or companies before a panel of investors. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1c0wPjJ

That guy there, with the incredibly cute baby, is a Philadelphia web designer named Adrian Hoppel. A couple of years ago, he decided that working a traditional job was “toxic.” This, of course, can be an inconvenient realization for an adult with a family. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1jaXh21

You’ve probably heard talk about Chrome desktop apps. It’s something Google is trying that allows some Chrome apps or extensions to be used stand-alone in their own sandbox that run like any other desktop application would. via Pocket http://www.androidcentral.com/chrome-app-launcher-now-available-mac

And finally, Sprint’s Moto X has begun getting its update to Android 4.4 KitKat, according to our inbox and folks in our Moto X forums. via Pocket http://www.androidcentral.com/sprint-s-moto-x-appears-be-getting-its-kitkat-update-morning

The most unproductive Congress in history is on a mini-roll: the House of Representative passed its second piece of tech legislation this week. The Google and White House-backed Innovation Act seeks to punish so-called “patent trolls” that make a living from intellectual property lawsuits. via Pocket http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/05/google-backed-anti-patent-troll-bill-passes-the-house/