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Game of Thrones secrets revealed as HBO Twitter accounts hacked

After initial hack and ransom request, TV network suffers separate breach of social media accounts amid embarrassing leaks of unaired shows<p>Several HBO Twitter accounts were hacked and taken over by the notorious OurMine hacking group, posting #HBOHacked messages and warnings about security.<p>OurMine …

Game of Thrones

Ron Howard drops a moon-sized hint about Han Solo film

Everything's under control, situation normal. It's just that the director of the Star Wars standalone film delivered a fully operational clue.<p>Oh Opie, you're such a tease.<p>Ever since he took over directing the Han Solo solo movie in June, Ron "Opie-Wan Kenobi" Howard has been teasing Star Wars fans …

Han Solo

Racist Daily Stormer goes down again as CloudFlare drops support | Ars Technica

Tech companies face intense pressure not to work with the hate site.<p>All week, the infamous hate site Daily Stormer has been battling to stay online …

Racism

DATA WING

• <b>By:</b> Dan Vogt<p>Blast through a stylish, neon landscape in this story-driven, racing adventure.<br>DATA WINGs deliver critical data throughout the computer …

Here's how MoviePass works

What does your $10-per-month subscription fee buy you, and what can you expect once you get to the theater?<p>Good news for film buffs: For $9.95 per month, MoviePass lets you see one movie per day -- in a theater. Pretty much any theater. (Well, maybe not one of AMC's; see below.)<p>So, what, you just …

Money

Electric Jukebox has a new music streaming karaoke machine

You might recall the Electric Jukebox, a wand-style microphone and streaming stick that let you sing along to a Spotify-style music catalog at home. The company is still around — in fact, according to <i>Music Ally</i>, its first device sold out five weeks after launch — and is back with a new version …

Music

How the plus sign can save your Gmail inbox from becoming a pit of doom

Everyone — with the exception of old people still clinging to their AOL addresses decades after their 500 free hours have expired — uses Gmail. At this point, it’s almost a byword for email, with individuals and workplaces embracing it enthusiastically.<p>That’s because it’s really good, and offers a …

Google

“They came for the nerd girls first”: Ignoring Gamergate’s “weaponized trolling” carried a price

Salon's Amanda Marcotte and author Laurie Penny discuss identity politics, harassment and the so-called alt-right<p>In award-winning journalist and activist Laurie Penny’s new collection of essays, “Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults,” she covers the issues of our age, pulled from her work …

Feminism

Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks

Technology companies join together to condemn white supremacists and President Trump in aftermath Charlottesville rally<p>Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and …

Racism

Doctor Strange advises Thor in new 'Ragnarok' trailer

A new international Marvel trailer shows the two superheroes talking about what destiny has in store for Thor. Hint: the Goddess of Death.<p>"Thor, I sense a great change in your future. Destiny has dire plans for you, my friend," Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) tells the hammer-wielding …

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Faces of Mustang

<b>Marcus Bastel exhibits a series of photographs from his recent project 'Faces of Mustang'.</b><p><b>About the project:</b><br>On the eve of the US election I travelled …

North Carolina

Everything Science Knows About Hangovers—And How to Cure Them

Author: Adam Rogers. Adam Rogers Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.20.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>Good morning, sunshine!</b> You are so screwed.<p>…

Alcohol

Apple MacBook Air (2017) review

<b>The Good</b> The MacBook Air remains the least expensive MacBook, and has finally received a minor spec upgrade. Battery life is excellent, and performance for everyday tasks remains smooth. It's the only MacBook left with standard USB ports or a MagSafe connection.<p><b>The Bad</b> The design feels dated, with …

Laptops

Newton is the rare email app that works great on both Windows and Mac

There are plenty of good third-party Windows email apps out there, but not many of them work across all the platforms you might use. If you're the type of person who jumps between macOS and Windows, Newton (formerly CloudMagic) might be worth a look. Today, the company is bringing its app to …

iOS Apps

Mac hides your hard drive icons. Here's how to get them back

Changing this one simple setting will make navigating your Mac much easier.<p>This is a simple tip for Mac users.<p>New Macs ship with a clean desktop, meaning you won't see icons for the computer's main drive, external drives plugged into the USB port, or network drives and so on. This can also be the …

iOS

Don't typically use the gram for this, but these aren't typical times. Thx @dannydolgin for this gem. 🌘

Terrible Movie Skyline Is Getting a Sequel and Its Trailer Is... Actually Kind of Awesome?

You probably don’t even remember that the 2010 movie <i>Skyline</i> exists. It’s one of those scifi movies that came and went very quickly because it was …

Movies

iPhone 8 latest leak is the strongest hint wireless charging is coming

It appears Apple will finally be adding wireless charging capability to the iPhone.<p>Following speculation that the Big A has already begun mass production for its upcoming flagship handset, Dutch tech news outlet TechTastic has unearthed leaked images of what is purportedly iPhone components and …

Wireless Charging

Leak shows off LG's upcoming V30 from all angles

The images of the handset come view known leakster Evan Blass.<p>Few surprises remain about the upcoming LG V30, following a tweeted image from leakster Evan Blass which shows the phone off from all sides.<p>From the front, the phone looks similar to the flagship G6, launched at MWC earlier this year, …

Evan Blass

Industry-leading VPN coverage at home or work — for less than $2.50 a month

In the realm of virtual private networks (VPNs), Private Internet Access not only looms as an unquestioned industry leader in protecting your online activities, but with deals like this two-year subscription for only $59.95 (63 percent off its regular price), it’s also one of the most affordable …

Lawsuit revived over Apple retail workers’ pay during security checks | Ars Technica

Dispute has widespread ramifications about pay for time spent in security checks.<p>Should Apple retail workers in California be paid for time spent …

Law

Moviepass: Is $10 a good deal for near-unlimited movie tickets?

For $10 monthly, you can hit the movie theater as often as once per day. Worth it? The Cheapskate weighs in.<p>Oh, great: another subscription.<p>What with Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Spotify and so on, I'm not about to sign up for yet another... hang on. MoviePass lets me do <i>what</i>?! For <i>how much</i>?!<p>That was my …

Movies

Deadly, drug-resistant fungus sparks outbreaks in UK—and it’s stalking US | Ars Technica

It’s unusually good at lurking in hospitals, resisting drugs, and killing vulnerable patients.<p>More than 200 patients in more than 55 UK hospitals …

Medicine

The Morning After: Thursday, August 17th 2017

Hey, good morning! This Thursday, Nokia is returning to the flagship phone fight, neo-Nazi sites struggle to find a place on the web and HBO's woes continue.<p>Stop trying to make #Bothie happen.With the Nokia 8, its first Android flagship, the company got a lot right<p>Eight months since it started …

Game of Thrones

EE TV gets voice controls thanks to Amazon’s Alexa

While Vodafone has long abandoned its dreams of a TV service, rival network EE is pressing on with its strange Freeview-bundled-with-some-on-demand-apps box. The hardware now supports Alexa, Amazon's voice-enabled assistant, through an Echo or Echo Dot-equipped speaker. So you can ask, "Alexa, ask …

Amazon

HBO accidentally leaks 'Game of Thrones' episode

Forget the hackers. Sometimes a leaked show comes from your own bannermen. But the question remains: to seek out spoilers, or wait for Sunday?<p>There are two ways to look at the news that HBO accidentally leaked the next episode of its hit show "Game of Thrones," airing it Wednesday on HBO Nordic and …

Game of Thrones

New Media and the Messy Nature of Reporting on the Alt-Right

President Trump stunned the nation, members of his own party, the press, and, apparently, his staff on Tuesday with his candid remarks regarding last …

Racism