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An Epic 'Game of Thrones' Menu for Die-Hard Fans

Feast on pigeon pie, direwolf bread, and Sansa's lemon cakes.<p>When he signed on to work in the Test Kitchen of <i>Bon Appétit</i> magazine, senior food editor <b>Rick Martinez</b> probably didn't imagine that he'd one day be hunting for pigeons in New York City. But it comes with the territory—the territory of the …

The 30 Most WTF Moments From 5 Years Of Game Of Thrones

<i>Game of Thrones</i> has a history of eliciting rather strong reactions from viewers. From its premiere in 2011 to last year's season five finale, this …

Remarkable Deal: Colette Offering 50% Off Many Apple Watch Models

French boutique retailer Colette has launched an online sale offering many stainless steel Apple Watch and 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition models for around 50% off, by far the lowest prices available for those Apple Watch models this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Due to the significant savings, …

Smartwatches

Two weeks with iOS 9 and El Capitan: Which new features stand out and which ones fall short

It’s been two full work weeks since Apple released the first betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, and I’ve been using the software since day one. With a ton of new features from a revamped Notes app to a completely new Search system and new multitasking tools, both operating systems promise to make …

Apps

Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cables: 10-ft $7, 3-ft $6, and more deals for braided and aluminum options

Apple’s standard 3.2-ft Lightning cable is OK if you’re charging your iPhone at your desk, but sometimes it just isn’t long enough. Upgrade to a massive 10-ft cable for $13 less than Apple charges for its puny cable: noot products via Amazon offers its 10-ft (3M) Apple-certified MFi Lightning cable …

Tech Trends

Apple Watch: The Secret History of the iPhone Killer | WIRED

In early 2013, Kevin Lynch accepted a job offer from Apple. Funny thing about the offer: It didn’t say what he would be doing. So intense is Apple’s …

USB charging: Lumsing 10400mAh power bank $17, Anker 25W 5-port charger $16 Prime shipped, more

<b>Update:</b> You can get the Kmashi 15,000mAh Dual-USB External Battery Pack for only <b>$14.99</b> when you use the code <b>D2UZZHUS</b> at checkout.<p>Amazon has the Lumsing 10400mAh Portable Power Bank for a low $24.59. When you enter the coupon code: <b>JUWNNGVU</b> at checkout, the price drops to only <b>$16.99</b> Prime shipped. …

Gear & Gadgets

Play Super Mario 64 in beautiful HD for free in your browser

<b>Update (3/31 2:35pm):</b> It appears as though the folks over at Nintendo weren’t too happy about the HD remake. Links to access Super Mario 64 HD are all shutdown at this point.<p>Many of us still remember the release of the now iconic Super Mario 64 back in the mid 90’s. Since then the game has garnered …

RAVPower 10400mAh Power Bank w/ dual USB ports: $17 Prime shipped (Reg. $25)

Sunvalleytek via Amazon offers the RAVPower 10400mAh Power Bank for $24.99. Coupon code <b>CAUC655C</b> drops your final price down to <b>$16.99 with free Prime shipping</b>. For those of you who are not yet a Prime member, sign up for a free trial or pad your order up to $35 to get free shipping.<p>With a capacity …

Powerbank

Apple's ‘force touch’ and 'taptic engine' explained

Apple’s new super-thin MacBook comes with a new trackpad technology that detects the force of a tap or press and is expected to be added to the iPhone next year. But what is “force touch”, how does it work and what on earth is a “taptic engine”?<p>Beyond the hype and buzz around the Apple Watch launch …

Qualcomm's new fingerprint sensor should be better than Touch ID

Sensor uses ultrasonic waves to scan a 3D image of your finger<p>Ever since the iPhone 5S came out in 2013, Apple has had one feature no one could match: Touch ID. Samsung has just caught up with its new Galaxy S6, but in a few months a new technology from Qualcomm will likely best both of …

The LG Watch Urbane is an all-metal 'luxury' Android Wear smartwatch

LG has announced the first details of the LG Watch Urbane. It's an Android Wear smartwatch with a circular display, like the G Watch R, but this time the 1.3-inch screen is encased in a "luxury" all-metal body. It'll be available in gold and silver finishes, and comes with a 22mm natural leather …

Apple's Swift programming language soars in popularity

Just months after the first ever app created by it, the Swift programming language from Apple has leapt up the rankings of the technologies to watch from 68th place to 22nd<p>The programming language created by Apple for developers to make iOS and OS X apps with has made an “unprecedented” jump up the …

The new Ford F-150 Raptor brings EcoBoost V6 to party

The lightweight truck we've really been waiting for shows its muzzle in Detroit. Ford promises it'll make more power than the 6.2 V8.<p>Let's face it—the aluminum Raptor is the reason we've all really been excited for the new F-150. Ford managed to pull 500 pounds out of the new truck (less than the …

2016 Shelby GT350R: The ultimate Mustang. Period.

The Camaro Z/28 just wet its pants.<p>And here we were, all excited about the Shelby GT350's debut back in November. Turns out, <i>that wasn't even the good one</i>. This morning, as part of the 2015 Ford Performance Mic-Dropping Festival at Joe Louis Arena, we got the Shelby GT350R.<p>[embed_gallery gid='6005' …

The 2016 Tacoma gets a new V6, six speed automatic

Toyota has unveiled the 2016 Tacoma at the Detroit Auto Show, and the truck boasts an all-new V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission.<p>General Motors dropped a big rock in the little midsize pickup pond with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, and Toyota has been the first to respond …

Autos

Nissan's chief designer explains the 2016 Titan's all-new look

Diane Allen, Nissan's chief designer, answers your questions about the styling of the all-new 2016 Titan.<p>Diane Allen is Nissan's design chief, a 30-year veteran of the company, and the person in charge of styling the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan pickup. The big talk around this truck has been focused …

Muscle

New F-150 Raptor gets a crazy combo AWD/4WD system

The best of both worlds, as they say.<p>Until now, you had two choices for four-wheel-drive systems in trucks.<p>The electronic torque-on-demand route is more of an all-wheel-drive setup, using clutches to engage and disengage the not-normally-driven axle—in a full-size pickup's case, the front. …

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Decision time

Why do I keep reaching for my Note when the iPhone 6 Plus is right there?

NSFW: The September Apple Event, Kremlinology and blind luck

For the uninitiated, Kremlinology is a term that harkens back to the Cold War, the Soviet Union was largely closed off from the west. Intelligence …

iPhone 6 running Android? You'd better (not) believe it

Apple fans are ready to buy anything with an Apple logo on it. No, this isn't just my view.<p>The pranksters at TLD got their hands on a clone of Apple's anticipated iPhone 6 and set out to see if they could convince people it was the real deal. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" pulled a similar prank last month, …

Apple decal sellers saw a tremendous spike in sales following 'Stickers' ad

Your worst fear, confirmed: <i>Engadget</i>'s staff laptop of choice is the MacBook Air. Other than the <i>massive checks</i> we each personally receive from Apple (<i>har har</i>), it's our go-to laptop because it's light, fast, and great for the kind of work we do. It doesn't hurt that it looks sweet with stickers as …