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Game of Thrones Leak Fails to Keep Show from Setting Viewing Record

A day before HBO was set to air the highly-anticipated premiere of the new season of Game of Thrones, the first four episodes from said season leaked online. Of course, the prompted a huge dilemma among the show’s ardent fans. On one hand, the weekly anticipation is part of the fun of the show – and who wants to blast …

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Netflix Adds Narration for Blind Users – Starting with Daredevil

Subtitles for the hearing impaired are commonplace in streaming media, including Netflix. But descriptive narration for the visually impaired is not nearly as ubiquitous. Netflix is taking the first steps to remedy this, announcing a new audio description feature that will debut on its original series Daredevil – a series about a blind superhero. This is more than a coincidence, …

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Apple Bans Your Dumb Selfie Sticks at Next Event

Selfie sticks offer a much better solution to getting a photo of yourself than actually approaching another human being and asking them to help, so they have that going for them. They also make you look pretty silly, unfortunately. That’s the quandary many selfie-lovers face on a daily basis. But if you attend Apple’s next event, its annual Worldwide Developers …

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Google Maps Exposes Snowden’s Snow Den Inside the White House

One minute he’s in Russia – the next he’s set up shop inside The White House. This Edward Snowden sure is a character. If you check out the White House on Google Maps right now, you’ll see an interesting listing nestled between the Rose Garden and the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden. Tucked inside the front of the Presidential home is a …

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Hillary Clinton Wins Early Battle … of 404 Pages

With Marco Rubio’s Monday announcement that he’s running for President, that makes four official candidates so far. We’re at a pretty early stage in the campaign, so we’re going to ignore all the polls. What we’re going to look at is which candidate has the best 404 page. 1. Hillary Clinton Clinton just joined Facebook, and did so in a …

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Revenge Porn Now a Specific Offense in the UK, Punishable by Up to Two Years in Jail

Revenge porn has been a hot topic in legislatures and courtrooms both across the US and abroad. Now, the UK is poised to pass a new law that will make the sharing of images without one’s consent a specific criminal offense. By changing the Criminal Justice & Courts Bill (currently making its way through Parliament), the UK will make the …

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Apple Watch Pre-orders Nearly Hit a Million on Launch Day

Hours after Apple opened up pre-orders on its new wearable device, the Apple Watch, the product sold out. Shipping times slipped from the original target of April 24 to 4-6 weeks out, and even longer in some cases. Of course, Apple doesn’t tell us how much supply it had to begin with, so selling out doesn’t necessarily mean a stellar …

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Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. This reflects the month of March. Once again, Verizon held on to the top spot in the U.S. with an average speed of 3.5 Megabits per second. As the company points out, TekSavvy climbed up two …

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Want to Learn Klingon? Duolingo’s Working on It

Popular language tutorial app Duolingo has just added a new language. No, it’s not Japanese (as people have been clamoring over for some time). In fact, this language didn’t even exist 40 years ago. Duolingo wants to teach you Klingon. Yep, the language of the Klingons, which first appeared in 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, will soon be an …

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Daredevil Is Now Streaming on Netflix, Here’s What the Reviews Are Saying

All 13 episodes of Netflix’s newest original series, Marvel’s Daredevil, are now available to stream. “It’s time to let the devil out. Marvel’s Daredevil is here to clean up the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Lawyer by day, street-level hero by night, Matt Murdock is on a mission to make his city a better place against an underground terror …

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Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. Daredevil is obviously the big standout this week for a lot of people, but if you like horror movies, it’s a pretty …

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Edward Snowden on Your Laughably Bad Passwords

“The best advice here is to shift your thinking from passwords to passphrases. Think about a common phrase that works for you that’s too long to brute force and also make them unlikely to be in the dictionary,” says American living in exile Edward Snowden. The famed NSA contractor who exposed America’s massive surveillance empire sat down with HBO’s John …

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