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13 Hours Ago   Well, that didn't take long. We told you on Monday about some of the novel promotions HBO is using to keep excitement high for the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones, which premieres on April 14.

14 Hours Ago   It's been said that war makes strange bedfellows, and now we can say the same thing about the out-of-control problem of robocalls and spam calls that bombard all of our phones day-in, day-out.

15 Hours Ago   It's certainly been a big week for gaming news, with the unveiling of Google's forthcoming Stadia game streaming service as well as related announcements like new Google gaming hardware and the promise of exclusive games for the service.

16 Hours Ago   Amazon on Wednesday rolled out an updated version of its Kindle e-reader, giving the entry-level version of the tablet a small price bump and adding a front light to it -- making this the first Kindle with a front light you can get your hands on for less than $100.

17 Hours Ago   T-Mobile has just announced a new offer that will be music to the ears of new and existing customers who'd like to get their hands on one of the latest iPhone models without having to spend an arm and a leg for it.

Yesterday   As big tech and entertainment giants like Apple and Disney roll out new streaming TV services later this year to rival existing players like Netflix and HBO, it's certainly leaving consumers with a dizzying array of choices to pick from in order to get their streaming fix.

Yesterday   Netflix sparked a bit of an outcry last week when the streaming giant cancelled One Day at a Time, a Netflix original family comedy inspired by the old Norman Lear series of the same name.

Yesterday   Firefox's latest release aims to fix one of the most annoying things about surfing around the web -- videos with sound that autoplay when you load a new page, which can now be blocked in Firefox 66 along with slow-loading images and ads that interrupt the page-loading experience.

Yesterday   A pair of Google products that just never seemed to catch fire are both shutting down two weeks from today -- Google+, the company's once-beleaguered attempt at a social network to rival Facebook, and Inbox, the company's email app that brought a new approach and a slew of new features to managing email.

2 Days Ago   As soon as the new streaming service Apple has in the works finally launches, it will offer users content from some third-party cable networks like CBS and Starz and eventually a smorgasbord of Apple-commissioned TV series from big-name actors and producers.

2 Days Ago   We're less than a month out from the premiere of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, and despite the show's insane level of popularity, HBO has nevertheless been trying some expected -- as well as some novel -- ways to get the word out about the new season's imminent arrival.

2 Days Ago   We knew Netflix was going to try again and give subscribers more of the kind of interactive content the streaming giant introduced with its Bandersnatch movie.

2 Days Ago   Imperfect but still promising. That's been the takeaway so far from observers noting the results of Apple's massive irregular heartbeat study, an analysis in which more than 419,000 Apple Watch users participated -- and which detected signs of an irregular heartbeat, the kind of thing that could eventually lead to a stroke, in around 2,100 of those participants.

2 Days Ago   Samsung’s SmartThings platform is already the hub that connects myriad consumer electronics products from the tech giant. The Internet of Things-based platform includes a smartphone app that makes it possible to easily monitor and automate many aspects of the connected home, which by itself of course is a huge, lucrative market category.

4 Days Ago   Director John Lee Hancock has been trying for 13 years to make a movie about outlaws and the grizzled lawmen who hunt them down. Not just any outlaws on the lam, mind you -- Bonnie and Clyde, the Depression-era celebrity bandits who went on a robbing and killing spree that ended with the pair cut to pieces in a hail of gunfire.

5 Days Ago   After being hampered by stagnant growth as its rivals relentlessly copy and repurpose its core features, the next era in the story of Snapchat is apparently at hand.

5 Days Ago   Lest anyone out there was still wondering how committed Apple is to producing premium original content that generates buzz among critics and the general public, we're learning something new about its ambitions ahead of the company's big March 25 media event.

5 Days Ago   Following up on the Samsung announcement we told you about back in January, related to the pair of new notebook PCs the company unveiled at CES this year, we've now got release dates for both the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro, as well as the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen.

5 Days Ago   Former HBO chief executive Richard Plepler made headlines with a recent Variety interview, in which he raved about the feature film quality of the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones.

5 Days Ago   Disney has apparently had a change of heart when it comes to giving James Gunn the boot as director of the forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which the studio did back in July 2018 after some controversial old tweets of Gunn's were surfaced by a right-wing blogger.

6 Days Ago   Huawei is continuing to ship well-regarded smartphones, despite the Chinese brand's widely publicized troubles with US authorities, and it will continue to do so later this month with the launch of its high-end P30 series of devices.

6 Days Ago   When it comes to the safety of self-driving cars, reports of traffic accidents, like the one in early 2018 involving an Uber self-driving car that struck and killed a women in Arizona, are still extremely sporadic and far from the norm.

6 Days Ago   "Privacy matters," Apple declares in the opening frame of its just-released new iPhone ad, continuing the same marketing push that also led to the billboard Apple showed off at CES earlier this year -- the sign that promised passersby "What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone." It was a subtle dig at companies like Facebook and Google, which are likewise probably going to be annoyed at this new ad from the iPhone maker that's presented with a somewhat lighthearted touch -- via slammed d

6 Days Ago   America's favorite mobster family is returning to the screen soon -- the big screen this time, that is, thanks to a release date of Sept. 25, 2020, that's now been confirmed for the Sopranos prequel movie which has been in the works.

6 Days Ago   Facebook just can't catch a break. The target of myriad investigations, scandals and user ire that's led to a steady migration away from the main app, the biggest social network in the world confirmed Thursday that the widespread outage that affected all of Facebook's assorted properties the previous day, from Facebook itself to Messenger and Instagram, was caused by a "server configuration change." That may sound like a somewhat innocuous mishap, but what it led to was Facebook's worst outage e

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