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A group of friends attend Dragon Con dressed as the '80s- and '90s-inspired "Game of Thrones" characters created by artist Mike Wrobel.>

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Microsoft has delayed the China launch of its Xbox One at the last minute. The console was originally scheduled to arrive there on Tuesday, but Microsoft now says it's pushing back the release. "At Xbox, we pride ourselves on delivering first-rate gaming and entertainment experiences, and to allow us to deliver on that promise, we need to reschedule the launch of Xbox One," a spokesperson told Polygon. "Working with our partner, BesTV, we look forward to launching in China by the end of this year."

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The company's IPO hit a record $25 billion after it initially touched $21.8 billion. The jump was due to underwriters exercising an option to sell another 48 million shares.>

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company's legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular "Call of Duty" games.

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While millions of people around the world fighting their way through crowds in order to get their hands on one of Apple’s hotly anticipated new iPhones, the people behind YouTube channel Rated RR were among them — but for a rather unorthodox reason. Instead of buying a new iPhone 6 Plus to replace a current smartphone, they bought one so that they could immediately destroy it in the most savage fashion imaginable. DON’T MISS: This is what it’s like to switch from the Galaxy Note 3 to the iPhone 6 Plus In a video posted on Saturday, RatedRR put Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus phablet through the most torturous test conceivable in search of the answer to a simple (and meaningless) question: When the “pros” blend

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I don't like the NFL, Evanescence and trendy marketing stunts. But I love football, GIFs and bizarre YouTube videos. That's why I'm torn over this Evanescence lyric music video, constructed entirely with GIFs created in EA Sports' Madden GIFERATOR.

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It’s only been two months since the second development kit from Oculus started shipping, but at Oculus Connect this past weekend in Los Angeles, the leader in virtual reality unveiled its newest prototype, codenamed Crescent Bay. Oculus Connect is the first of what is sure to become a yearly tradition, giving the team an opportunity to show off its latest and greatest tech. Hands-on reports say that Crescent Bay is a big of a step forward as there was between the first and second development kits.

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The Korean company today announced that its metal Galaxy Alpha smartphone will be available starting Sept. 26, exclusively through AT&T. You can get it for $200 down on a two-year agreement, or between $25 and $30 a month on the carrier's installment program. Instead of a cheap-looking plastic frame that's on most Galaxy devices, the Alpha comes in a sturdy metal frame that's reminiscent of an iPhone. Other than the metal body, the Alpha carries a 4.7-inch, 720p display that's the same size and almost the same resolution as the iPhone 6.

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As part of the opening day of Climate Week NYC, an international nonprofit event focused on sustainability in New York City, Apple CEO Tim Cook will take the stage today at 12 PM Eastern to discuss his company's own recent efforts in the area. Cook is the only head of a major tech company to be speaking at the event, a point that Apple would do well to emphasize given its earlier Earth Day advertising campaign cheekily inviting Samsung to "copy" Apple's use of clean energy. Cook will be joined today by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon the CEO of Ikea and other business leaders and journalists (the event is timed with the UN's own climate summit this week).

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The PlayStation TV set-top box will make its US debut on October 14th, Sony announced today. The hardware itself is priced at $99.99, but Sony is also offering a bundle that packs in a DualShock 3 controller, 8GB memory card, and The Lego Movie Videogame. Known as PS Vita TV elsewhere in the world, Sony's little box allows owners to play a selection of Vita (both physical and digital) games and buy older PS One and PlayStation Portable games. ...

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As smartphones have grown more complex and powerful over the past couple of years, quad-core processors have become the standard. Quad-core clockspeeds have climbed to 2.5GHz and beyond, and some new smartphones even feature eight processor cores. Supporting these beastly processors is often either 2GB or 3GB of RAM, thus ensuring plenty of available memory on a smartphone for whatever tasks users might throw at them. Meanwhile, Apple’s brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus features a “disappointing” dual-core Apple A8 processor and “just” 1GB of RAM. But guess what… it turns out that those seemingly puny specs just crushed quad-core and octa-core rival smartphones in a number of key performance tests carried out by the world’s leading blog when

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Behind this door lie some of the biggest spoilers in TV and film. What you are about to see cannot be unseen.

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Samsung's Galaxy Alpha, one of the company's most impressive smartphones to date, is coming to AT&T this week. If you prefer AT&T's monthly installment plans, the Galaxy Alpha costs $30.65 per month through Next12 and $25.55 monthly with Next18. The Galaxy Alpha features a 4.7-inch display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 32GB of storage, and a 12-megapixel camera.

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Every new version of Apple's mobile operating system seems to trigger complaints, and iOS 8 is no exception.>

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Washington (AFP) - Apple said Monday it sold more than 10 million of its new iPhone models globally in the opening weekend of record sales of the bigger-screen version of its smartphone.

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Adoption of the the 4.7-inch model has surpassed that of the 5.5-inch edition, according to mobile analytics firms. But is the smaller phone more popular or just easier to find?>

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Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch is now behind us, and the company confirmed on Monday morning that it was indeed a record-smashing launch. Through the new iPhones’ first weekend of availability, Apple managed to sell more than 10 million combined iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. That figure might seem like it is fairly close to last year’s combined total of 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c handsets, but that number included between 2.5 million and 3 million iPhones sold in China, where the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus aren’t yet available. As Hudson Square Research analyst Daniel Ernst noted in a post on Twitter, Apple enjoyed about 60% growth on-year through the new iPhones’ first weekend of availability

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Bookpad allows developers to integrate popular file and image formats into their platforms for editing online.>

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Tehran (AFP) - Eleven Iranians accused of sending insulting SMS text messages about Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini have been arrested in the southern province of Shiraz, a newspaper reported on Monday.

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Data is more powerful in the presence of other data. That is a hard, fast, immutable law. But what do you do when you run out of first party data (the data you collect yourself)? Or, what if you simply don't have enough meaningful data to build the model you need for your particular program?Often, marketers will purchase data from third parties...

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Some are out to make the world a better place. Some are out to make a buck. But many people are trying to change their corner of the world through food.

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If all goes according to plan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will portray Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's upcoming The Snowden Files. Stone has already offered the lead role to Gordon-Levitt, according to Variety, and the actor has agreed to star as the NSA whistleblower. Negotiations haven't formally kicked off, so it's not yet a done deal in that sense, but it sounds like the two Hollywood talents are eager to work together on the project. Stone is writing and directing The Snowden Files, and has optioned two books on Snowden's story as source material. ...

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