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The months between seasons of Game of Thrones are increasingly difficult to trudge through as we approach the inevitable climax, which is why even casting news often makes headlines around the Internet. This week, it was revealed that Pilou Asbæk (Lucy, The Borgias) will take on the role of Euron Greyjoy, Theon’s uncle, in season 6.READ MORE: Every episode of ‘Mr. Robot’ got a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes If you don’t recognize Euron’s name, don’t worry — most fans of the HBO show won’t have ever heard of him. After all, he’s only ever appeared in the books, but he appears to play a rather important role, as Entertainment Weekly explains (SPOILERS for the books, and possibly the show, follow): “Euron is

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​Toyota announced a $50 million, five-year collaboration with Stanford and MIT's artificial intelligence research labs.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the most highly anticipated movie coming out this year but we still know surprisingly little about its main plot. There’s a good reason for that: Disney has done an amazing job of keeping the movie’s secrets under tight wraps in a way that Steve Jobs would have certainly appreciated. In an interview with The Guardian, Anthony Daniels (a.k.a., the actor who plays beloved droid C-3PO) reveals just how far Disney has gone to keep spoilers for The Force Awakens from leaking out. DON’T MISS: ‘Firenado’ erupts after lightning strikes bourbon-filled pond near Jim Beam facility “The secrecy has been beyond ludicrous,” he tells The Guardian. “For heaven’s sake, it’s a movie. When I got the script, it was typed

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Remember when Facebook spun off Messenger and forced you to download it separately? A new report from digital media analytics company comScore shows that Facebook Messenger is currently the second most popular app in America. Messenger is Facebook’s answer to concerns that younger users are gravitating more to messaging apps like Snapchat.

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Over the past several months, hobbyists with drones have been checking in on the development of the spaceship-like Apple Campus 2, which is currently under construction in Cupertino, California. The last few videos we’ve featured on BGR have been interesting, but in the latest recording from YouTube user Duncan Sinfield, we can finally see some real progress. SEE MORE: Apple asked to not call its new phone the ‘iPhone 6s’ for the silliest possible reason Here’s the description Sinfield included on YouTube: “Filmed using the DJI Inspire 1, this video gives a unique perspective, as it flashes back to video taken one month ago on August 1, 2015 to provide a month-to-month update.” It takes quite an adept drone operator to capture such

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Disney has dubbed today “Force Friday,” although it’s really just an excuse for the company and its toy manufacturer partners to sell a new round of Star Wars-themed toys. Two new toys that we thought would be of interest to BGR readers are a pair of aerial drones that are designed to look like the iconic Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter spaceships. Per Gizmodo, toy manufacturer Air Hogs has released two new Star Wars-themed drones modeled after the two most popular ships from the films.  Here is the description of the Millennium Falcon drone: Air Hogs’ Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad is a powerful remote controlled quad copter with 2.4 GHz control, 4 channel and gyro-stabilization that provides amazing stability and flight performance. Authentic

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Is Apple looking for exclusive content like Netflix or Amazon? It's everything you can expect to see at Apple's Sept. 9th keynote.

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Amazon is moving ever faster into the world of food delivery, according to recent job postings on its website. As first noticed today by Reuters, the Seattle retail giant has at least 15 postings listed on its own job database for a new unit called Amazon Restaurants. At least five people have updated their LinkedIn pages to reflect they now work for the division, one of whom moved from food delivery competitor GrubHub.

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Samsung finally did it… and it only took two years and what felt like a dozen attempts. The fresh new Gear S2 is the first Samsung smartwatch that is truly worth wanting. It looks great, it feels solid, its user interface is well designed, and its software is reasonably smooth for a watch platform. I spent some time with the device earlier this week, and I posted my hands-on Gear S2 preview on Thursday. In that article, I mentioned that Samsung had learned from its earlier mistakes and made the S2 compatible not just with a number of Samsung smartphones, but also with many Android phones made by other handset vendors. Are you interested in the Gear S2 but unsure if

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Episode 10 of The TechRepublic Podcast welcomes Dan Patterson, experiments with a new format, and gives a professional breakdown of the iPad Pro and the Sept. 9 Apple event.

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Toyota on Friday announced plans to invest $50 million into building artificial intelligence into cars, an indication it could be joining the race to develop driverless vehicles. The joint research with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will take place over the next five years, Toyota Motor Corporation said, emphasizing its interest in technology that could be used by people as they grow old or become less able to drive safely. "We will initially focus on the acceleration of intelligent vehicle technology, with the immediate goal of helping eliminate traffic casualties and the ultimate goal of helping improve quality of life through enhanced mobility and robotics," Toyota's research and development chief Kiyotaka Ise said in a statement.

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How to master Microsoft's new Internet browser in Windows 10.

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Paralysis is one condition modern medicine has yet to overcome, but many research projects are looking at ways of restoring mobility to accident victims. In fact, such research recently allowed one man who was completely paralyzed from the waist down to walk again with the help of specialized neurostimulation and an exoskeleton. The interesting part is that the man, a former athlete who lost his sight in 1998 and then broke his spine in 2010, was able to control his muscles using help from the new technology. DON’T MISS: 5 of the best iPhone widgets you’ve never heard of Scientists from the University of California devised a system that let Mark Pollock take thousands of steps in just two weeks, after

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Run Windows & other x86 operating systems side-by-side with Mac OS X

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Google may be planning a return to mainland China in the near future. According to The Information, Google hopes to open up a version of the Play Store in China sometime this fall, beginning to reestablish its presence throughout the country. It was a bold, if commercially risky, move meant to protect users of Google's services and assert Google's values.

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(Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's U.S. arm said on Friday it would recall 7,810 sport utility vehicles in the United States to update software for radios to prevent hacking. The announcement by FCA US LLC, formerly Chrysler Group LLC, comes more than a month after the company recalled about 1.4 million vehicles in the United States for the software update. FCA said on Friday that it was unaware of any injuries related to software exploitation.

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If you were a fan of The Colbert Report, you’re probably aware that although the political pundit is a fierce defender of freedom, he has another, nerdier passion that often takes precedence. Colbert loves The Lord of the Rings, he loves comic books and he loves Star Wars, which is why he’s going to host a conversation with The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams in November. DON’T MISS: How it works: Inside the BB-8 Star Wars drone that’s blowing everyone’s mind Announced earlier this week, Colbert and Abrams will team up for something called a ‘Celebrity Nerd-Off’ at this year’s Montclair Film Festival (MFF). The website for the MFF says that the event “will feature the pair in a wide-ranging, on-stage look at their

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Bertelsmann SE & Co KGgA, Europe's largest media group, is close to acquiring a minority stake in learning technology firm HotChalk, according to people familiar with the matter, as the educational technology sector continues to grow. Bertelsmann is leading a funding round that could value the Campbell, California-based company at $600 million to $800 million, the people said this week. Bertelsmann may use one of its subsidiaries for the investment, which is still under negotiation, the people added.

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