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Better Call Saul Alignment Check: Episode 4, “Gloves Off”

Ursula Coyote/Sony Pictures Television/ AMC Better Call Saul was one of the best TV surprises of last year. Rather than exhaustively recap each episode, though, we thought we’d chart Jimmy McGill’s moral journey by paying attention to his various decisions and assigning him a Dungeons & Dragons-style alignment. Chaotic good? …

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Google’s AI Wins First Game in Historic Match With Go Champion

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — After an extraordinarily close contest, Google’s artificially intelligent Go-playing computer system has beaten Lee Sedol, one of the world’s top players, in the first game of their historic five-game match at Seoul’s Four Seasons hotel. Known as AlphaGo, this Google creation not only proved it can …

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Travel the Earth from your easy chair with these 10 VR apps and sites

Virtual reality is expected to transform several industries, including travel and hospitality. What started as nascent technology is poised to become, in business, a tool for promotions and advertising. For consumers, it’s a new way to plan: Imagine walking through a hotel room before you book, or exploring a location’s …

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The secret Google inter-gadget ‘remind me’ command

As you may know, Google.com aspires not just to display lists of Web results; increasingly, it tries to show you the information you’re looking for, without your having to click through to a Web page. Try Googling a math equation, a unit conversion (“gallons in 83 liters”), or a historical …

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Does a Solar Eclipse Change the Earth’s Temperature?

Question: Does a solar eclipse have an impact on global temperature? I ask a lot of crazy questions, but this one isn’t as out there as you’d think. Some people have floated the idea of constructing a giant sunshade in space to shield the Earth from the sun’s rays and protect against …

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The Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer Is Here!

The sixth season of Game of Thrones begins on HBO next month. So far, we’ve seen a poster of the probably/totally-not-really-dead Jon Snow, a traumatic teaser with voiceover from Max Von Sydow, three separate house-specific teasers for the Lannisters, Targaryens, and Starks, and an album full of new images. But …

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Tech Giants Back Immigrants In Upcoming Supreme Court Fight

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders after a news conference on November 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is threatening to take the Democratic National Committee to court after the Committee suspended the campaign’s access to valuable voter data. The DNC accuses the …

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