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We're still months away from the debut of the fifth season of Game of Thrones, but the tantalizing hints about what's to come have already begun. First up is a brief video snippet featuring Arya Stark. She broods, she stabs, she dashes through the shadows, and she speaks the words, "I see a darkness in you." It's all very ominous and as yet indeterminate (at least for those of us who haven't read the books), though it seems to mark only the start of a series of such snippets, which will be distributed to fans who visit the newly introduced Three Eyed Raven website. ...

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The world's largest social network earlier this year dished the details on its global datacenters, which are grounded in open source and energy efficiency.

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The story of the intelligent knife that helps surgeons extract tumours by analysing what tissue they are extracting as they are cutting.

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Buyers looking to score a cheaper flagship smartphone this holiday season should definitely check out Motorola’s upcoming Cyber Monday offer for the 2014 Moto X handset, one of the best Android devices of the year. FROM EARLIER: Android 5.0 hits the world’s best Android phone from the nation’s top carrier The company has already published a Cyber Monday savings registration page, where it reveals that buyers will receive $140 off a no-contract Moto X smartphone on December 1st. Furthermore, customers who choose to purchase the handset with a new contract from their favorite carrier will only have to pay $0.01 for the handset. On top of the impressive Moto X discount, Motorola is also prepared to shave 30% off Moto

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Amazon is clearly trying to recover from the lacklustre performance of its flagship Fire Phone. Featuring a 2.2GHz processor and a 13-megapixel camera, the unlocked 32GB model now costs $199, a far cry from the original $649 price tag. Every purchase will still come with unlimited cloud storage for images taken with the Fire Phone and a full year of membership to Prime, valued at $99.

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It's hard to fit this giant Android tablet into a conventional slot. The pico projector is a first for an Android tablet and very cool, if a bit difficult to use.

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There is no single best device, but here's the best of the best.

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Cory Bohon explains how you can use AirDrop to send and receive files on your iOS and Mac devices over the air very easily and without any previous configuration.

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Google is transitioning its Chrome browser to 64-bit, which means that Mac owners running older Intel hardware will need to find a new browser or risk running an unpatched browser.

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Chromecast users are going to be spoiled for choice with the addition of seven new apps. Fans of humor both coarse and sophisticated will be able to find entertainment with Comedy Central, which features programs like The Daily Show and South Park. Meanwhile younger audiences can select between Sesame Street Go and Nickelodeon. For a more age-agnostic experience, there is Epix, ENCORE Play, and the South Asian-centric YuppTV to choose from. Finally, TuneIn will be providing access to over 100,000 radio stations.

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U.S. and U.K. spy agencies including the NSA and GCHQ, respectively, have performed a variety of sophisticated spy operations, collecting massive amounts of personal data, as many Edward Snowden leaks revealed in the past year. German publication Süddeutsche Zeitung has published a new report that reveals that as far back as 2009 the GCHQ, and thus also the NSA, had massive access to submarine cable links around the globe with help from now Vodafone-owned Cable & Wireless. FROM EARLIER: The most advanced malware yet has been spying on you for years “A joint investigation by NDR, WDR, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Channel 4 based on documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, reveals that Cable & Wireless actively shaped and provided the

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Jack Wallen puts the LG G3 personal digital assistant through the paces to see if it is a worthy replacement for Google Now.

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Local production of the action cameras could lower prices by up to 30 percent.

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The Chinese smartphone maker is scaling back its launch ambitions to focus "a ton of effort in India and Indonesia," which are rapidly expanding.>

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LONDON (Reuters) - EE's German and French owners confirmed on Wednesday they were in talks to sell Britain's biggest mobile network operator to BT as part of a wider review of its options. Fixed-line operator BT said on Monday it was in talks with both Telefonica's O2 and a rival operator about buying a mobile business. A source familiar with the situation had said EE, owned by Deutsche Telekom and Orange, was the other party. Analysts believe EE, which holds 33. ...

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday announced a $2 billion share buyback plan, its first since 2007, following investor calls for higher returns against a backdrop of rapidly declining profits. The world's largest smartphone maker will buy back 1.65 million common shares and 250,000 preferred shares to stabilise its share price and boost value for shareholders, it said in a regulatory filing, its second-largest buyback ever. ...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic — and controversial — moves by the administration to improve air quality.

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Users of Vine's apps can now receive push notifications when their favorite users post a video. The latest update to the video-sharing social network's iOS, Android, and Windows apps introduces a small star button on user profiles. Touch the star on a favorite user's profile and you'll track their new videos as they're uploaded, being notified of new Vines with both a notification in your activity feed inside the app, and a push notification to your device.

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While third party developers work on transforming iPads into imitation Oculus headsets, Apple is searching for a virtual reality app engineer. As spotted by Mashable, the company recently put up a job listing that foreshadows some interesting possibilities.

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Next year could see the release of a Sony watch made out of e-paper, according to a report in Bloomberg. The watch is said to prioritize style over the functionality of complex wearable gadgets like the Apple Watch and Sony SmartWatch, using e-paper for both the face and the wristband. The precise e-paper technology is unclear; the Pebble smartwatch has an LCD marketed as "e-paper", for instance, whereas Central Standard Timing's CST-01 watch uses Kindle-style E Ink.

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Huawei has partnered up with South Korean service providers SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus to deliver 5G technology.>

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