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Survival Expert: 'Don't Underestimate' New York Escaped Murderers

Two murderers who've eluded capture two weeks after escaping from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York may be hiding in the wilderness, which could give them an advantage over authorities attempting to hunt them down, according to a survival expert.<p>"There has been a lot of rain, which …

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This Tiny Game of Thrones Detail Confirms That Daenerys Targaryen Is the Only Hope for Westeros

The most important thing we learned last night on <i>Game of Thrones</i> is that all the spokes on Daenerys’s wheel (Lannister, Baratheon, Stark, Tyrell, etc.) don’t matter at all in the face of encroaching winter and White Walker invasions. If it accomplished anything, “Hardhome” drove home the fact that …

TV Series

'Game of Thrones' star Maisie Williams speaks: The ultimate Arya interview

As Arya Stark on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, Maisie Williams is all tomboy—short dirty hair, a favorite sword, and a thirst for vengeance. In real life, the now …

'Game of Thrones' Recap: 'Hardhome' Brings Epic Battle in Best Episode Yet

And that's how it's done. "Game of Thrones" Season 5, Episode 8, "Hardhome" just dropped the mic in a serious way -- and if you were bored by this one, check your pulse: You might be one of those (un)dead people at Hardhome. You'd have to be.<p>As Stefon would put it, this episode had everything -- …

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Game of Thrones: The Hardcore Jon Snow Battle You Won’t Want to Miss

<b>For more information on who the Night’s King is, why he matters, and how Jon was able to do that thing with his sword, click here.</b><p>Tonight’s episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is entitled “Hardhome” and unlike many other episode titles on the HBO show, this particular phrase can have only one meaning. …

Ward Roberts: The States Project: New York

©Ward Roberts<p>Brooklyn based photographer Ward Roberts’ photos explores themes of void and isolation. In his series <i>Courts</i>, he depicts athletic stages …

Watch Bill Murray Give a Bachelor-Party Toast to Complete Strangers

Bill Murray has crashed everything from kickball games to Halloween parties to poetry readings, so perhaps it isn’t that much of a surprise that, this weekend, the comic icon crashed a bachelor party in Charleston, South Carolina..<p>As Deadspin tells it, a group of Boston College students were …

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Q3 2013 Smartphones: Android 81.3%, iOS 13.4%, Windows Phone 4.1%

Global smartphone shipments reached 251.4 million units in Q3 2013, up 45 percent from 172.8 million units in Q3 2012. Breaking those numbers down, Google’s Android secured a whopping 81.3 percent global share, Apple’s iOS fell to 13.4 percent, and Windows Phone took third with 4.1 percent.<p>The …

Amazon's top reviewers get free products in exchange for write-ups

Amazon's customer reviews aren't all put together by thoughtful buyers: as it turns out, Amazon has a program that sends free products to some of its top-ranked reviewers in exchange for a write-up. The program is called Amazon Vine, and though it's been running since 2007, a new NPR report is …

A Drinking Glass That Can Prevent Sexual Assault

Three years ago Michael Abramson was at a nightclub in Boston. Shortly after taking a sip of his drink, he knew something was wrong. It was his first …

Alcohol

Bitcoin Ticker Available On Bloomberg Terminal For Employees

Bitcoin is now officially mainstream. According to BTC Geek, Bloomberg terminal users can now look up Bitcoin’s pricing history. Data comes from ubiquitous Bitcoin exchange service Mt. Gox as well as Tradehill.<p>For now, only Bloomberg employees can access the ticker. But the feature should make its …

Ex-JPMorgan Employees To Be Arrested Over 'London Whale' Scandal: Report

Two former JPMorgan Chase employees are expected to be arrested for their role in the so-called "London Whale" scandal that lost the bank roughly $6.2 billion last year, The New York Times reports. The arrest of the employees, Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout, will reportedly take place in …

Madoff was in 'love triangle' with employee, feds say

NEW YORK — Bernard Madoff was in a "love triangle" involving one of five former employees who are about to go on trial for helping him run his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, prosecutors said.<p>Madoff pleaded guilty in March 2009 to running a fraud of up to $65 billion at his investment firm and is …

Corruption

Amazon Could Launch Qualcomm-Powered Games Console And Media Box By End Of Year

Amazon is working on a games console, according to rumors from Game Informer and backed up by rumblings we’ve heard at TechCrunch as well. Game Informer says we’ll see the device by end of year, possibly in time for holiday shopping season, and that it will have its own dedicated controller and …

US will not reverse Middle East terror precautions in wake of foiled plot

Obama administration cautions that threat to western outposts has not subsided after Yemen claims it thwarted large-scale plot<p>The Obama administration cautioned on Wednesday that the terror threat to western outposts in the Middle East and Africa will not necessarily subside in the wake of Yemen's …

Groupon Names Eric Lefkofsky Permanent CEO; Q2 Revenue Beats Street

The Groupon CEO search is over, and the man at the top is a familiar one: co-founder Eric Lefkofsky.<p>The company announced today that he will man the …