Game of Thrones episode 9 preview: Sansa is right, Jon is dumb

HBO’s teaser trailer for episode nine (the episode usually reserved for huugggee battles) is all about an upcoming huugggee battle. Also the title of the episode is “Battle of the Bastards,” so there’s really no need to speculate here. I’m glad I don’t live in Westeros, where people can only remember …

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Read Microsoft CEO’s memo to staff about LinkedIn acquisition

Microsoft just surprised everyone with its plans to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash. While many financial analysts will be inspecting the details more closely, a lot of onlookers simply want to know… why? Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has sent an internal memo to staff about the LinkedIn acquisition, and …

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Visit scenic Luxembourg and mine a few asteroids

Maybe you’ve read the wild stories about the US companies aiming to mine in space. But most people have paid less attention to the country aiming to be the US’s commercial competitor: Luxembourg. In February, Luxembourg’s government announced their intentions to build regulatory framework around asteroid mining. In May, the …

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India is building a supercomputer to forecast the monsoon

India is developing a supercomputer to predict the monsoon with greater accuracy, and it hopes to have it up and running by next year. As Reuters reports, the country’s meteorology office is spending $60 million to build the new supercomputer, which will use 3D modeling to predict how the seasonal rains …

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New Xbox apps for iOS and Android look just like Windows 10

Microsoft is revamping its iOS and Android Xbox apps today. Both apps are no longer branded as “Xbox One SmartGlass,” and are instead just simply “Xbox.” The overhaul also brings new features and a visual look that’s almost identical to the Windows 10 app for PCs, tablets, and phones. The …

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