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You may have seen this earlier today in much blurrier form, but now HBO is giving it a proper release. The first trailer for Season 5 of Game of Thrones has just been put up to stream on the show's Facebook page, and you can watch it in the embedded box below. The series returns on April 12th.

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Bitcoin is without a doubt the best economic invention of my lifetime. Created six years ago by a person (or persons) identified as Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin is a game changer for two important reasons. The first is its practical use. Using Bitcoin, it is possible to send and receive payments anonymously and instantly without any...

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Bridget Carey and Ariel Nunez help Jeff and Iyaz understand the fine print of a Sling TV subscription, why Trivia Crack is worse than hardcore narcotics and figure out what the deal is with that mobile game Kate Upton is all about.>

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The new app from Twitter's 6-second looping video service serves up only clips that have been screened for family-friendliness.>

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HBO has officially greenlit Lewis and Clark, a six-hour miniseries that will chronicle the pair's exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. Starring Casey Affleck as Meriwether Lewis and Matthias Schoenaerts as William Clark, Lewis and Clark has even bigger names serving as executive producers. Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, and Edward Norton are among seven people backing the miniseries.

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Android fans were certainly excited to hear that one of the most interesting flagship handsets of 2014 ran one of the most popular custom Android ROMs out of the box, but the partnership between OnePlus and Cyanogen doesn’t seem to be working out anymore. The OnePlus One maker has decided to build its own Android-based operating system for its phones, and on Friday it announced the official name for the new OS: OxygenOS. DON’T MISS: How to make a four-year-old MacBook Pro run like a ‘brand-new computer’ for just $170 After holding a contest on its forum to pick the name of the OS, the company decided to go with OxygenOS. “As an element, Oxygen is the epitome of simplicity, yet it’s also extraordinarily

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With the FCC pretty much laughing off Marriott's request for permission to block guests' access to external Wi-Fi networks, the hotel chain has decided to withdraw its petition in a late attempt to save face. "We thought we were doing the right thing asking the FCC to provide guidance, but the FCC has indicated its opposition," Bruce Hoffmeister, Marriott's chief information officer, says in a statement. Marriott filed its petition with the FCC last year, requesting that it be allowed to "monitor and mitigate threats" to its network, even if that meant interfering with guests' devices. The FCC and many others read this as Marriott wanting to block guests' Wi-Fi hotspots and access to other external networks so that they'd be forced to pay for access to the hotel's wireless service.

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International Business Machines Corp brought back annual performance bonuses for its chief executive and her top lieutenants for 2014 despite falling profits and a tumbling stock price, a regulatory filing showed on Friday. The technology company, which has posted lower profits for 11 quarters in a row as it struggles to transform itself into a cloud-based software and services company, withheld annual bonuses in 2013 at the executives' own request. The bonuses returned as a feature of IBM's executive compensation for 2014, according to a document filed with securities regulators on Friday, despite the fact that IBM's net profit from continuing operations fell 7 percent last year and its stock shed about 14 percent. IBM CEO Virginia Rometty will get a $3.6 million annual incentive payout for 2014, according to the filing.

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Beginning this weekend, about 200 IMAX theaters are presenting HBO's Game of Thrones experience. It's a chance to see the final two episodes of last season — episodes that were particularly epic in scope, even by GoT standards — on some of the biggest screens out there. Plus, HBO promised some a sneak peek at Game of Thrones' upcoming fifth season (which, of course, has already leaked).

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Many of the year’s most anticipated games won’t start dropping for another couple of months, but in this console generation, we don’t have to wait for release dates to try out new games. Starting on February 3rd, EA and Visceral Games will launch an open beta for Battlefield Hardline, allowing players to see everything they’ve tweaked since the last beta about seven months ago. RELATED: Battlefield Hardline preview: A risk worth taking In the open beta, participants will be able to play in three modes across three different maps. The modes available in the open beta are Hotwire mode, Heist mode and the never-before-seen Hacker mode, which is similar to Commander in Battlefield 4. In Hacker mode, the Hackers will be able to hijack

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NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers may see improved networks after AT&T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. wireless companies, spent billions in the government's latest airwaves auction.

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HBO has released the first full-length trailer for the next season of "Game of Thrones," promising, as Peter Dinklage might say, more stabby stabby, sexy sexy.>

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The social network's new feature sends location tips to your feed using GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth beacons. Meanwhile, your home Internet broadband may not be broadband anymore.>

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Amazing World Atlas by Lonely Planet Kids - Educational Geography Game

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By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride service Uber, which is trying to enhance its image after several controversies, on Friday released the findings of a report on its handling of passenger data and said it would act on all the report's recommendations for improvements. Lawyers at Hogan Lovells, who wrote the report commissioned and paid for by Uber, found that the smartphone app-enabled service had appropriate guidelines and procedures in place for internal access control, data security and data retention. The report said Uber could improve privacy and data security by taking steps such as providing training for employees, making policies easier for customers to understand, and tightening access controls. Management at the San Francisco-based company, which announced the report's findings in a blog post, said on Friday it had already begun putting the recommendations into effect.

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Luna is the name of a brand new crowd-funding project that has taken Indiegogo by storm, as it promises to revolutionize sleep and bring it to the Internet-of-Things future. The device is a mattress cover packed with sensors that monitors your sleep patterns and talks to a variety of connected devices, such as smart coffee machines, which it can instruct to automatically make a fresh pot as you wake up each morning. DON’T MISS: I lost 50 lbs in 3 months – here’s how technology helped me But Luna is a lot smarter than simply being able to make coffee for you — and yes, unfortunately, you’ll still have to make sure there’s fresh coffee in the machine and water before you go

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Android fans have long sung the praises of Google Now, which stands as one of the platform’s most useful features. On Friday Google announced that it would take its popular mobile assistant to the next level by letting more than thirty different third-party apps generate Google Now cards. RELATED: New details emerge on another killer Google Now feature So what will this look like in practice? We’ll let Google give you some examples. “In the morning, catch up on news of the day with cards from The Guardian,” the company explains. “On your commute, Pandora can give you recommendations for music to play, based on what you like, or you can be reminded to complete your daily French lesson on Duolingo.

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Comedian and Parks & Rec star Aziz Ansari will join forces with Netflix to release his newest comedy special, Variety reports. Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden will be available exclusively on Netflix beginning March 6th.

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