Games of Thrones’ 8th and final season

Games of Thrones’ 8th and final season

The show is finally back. Here’s what you need to know. It’s been almost two years since Game of Thrones aired a new episode. When the credits rolled on the season seven finale in August 2017, Avengers: Infinity War hadn’t come out. The Mueller report was still in its infant stages. It feels like a literal lifetime ago. So it’s understandable if you’ve forgotten what’s happening in Westeros — especially since, at any given time…

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The debate over what Julian Assange’s arrest means for freedom of the press, explained

The debate over what Julian Assange’s arrest means for freedom of the press, explained

“This case raises a number of really thorny questions about what it means to be a journalist.” Is the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange justice against a man who broke the law, or is it a warning shot that journalism is under threat in the United States? It’s a difficult question to answer, in part because it brings up a host of other related questions: Do you consider WikiLeaks a journalistic organization or not?…

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Motorola came up with the best Android gestures: here’s how to use them

Motorola came up with the best Android gestures: here’s how to use them

Google’s transition away from Android’s traditional three-button navigation toward the switch to gestures on the Pixel 3 was a little rough. Google seems to be figuring things out and improving the Pixel’s gestures for Android Q, but other companies have already come up with better approaches. Motorola has probably nailed it the best so far. The “one-button navigation” introduced with the Moto Z3 Play is also available on many of the company’s phones released since,…

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The rape allegation against Julian Assange, explained

The rape allegation against Julian Assange, explained

The story of his asylum and arrest is about more than WikiLeaks. Now that he has been expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces extradition to the United States over a charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. But he took refuge in the embassy in the first place because two women accused him of sex crimes. In 2010, a Swedish woman initially referred to in the press as Miss…

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Watch the first real gameplay trailer for Star Wars: Vader Immortal

Watch the first real gameplay trailer for Star Wars: Vader Immortal

Industrial Light & Magic’s xLab showed off a new trailer for Star Wars: Vader Immortal at Star Wars Celebration, giving the first real look at the gameplay and story for the long-awaited VR experience that the company is working on together with Oculus. Officially titled Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series — Episode I, the VR title will be the first of three episodes telling a new story written by David S. Goyer (centered…

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Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

The flawed but fun superhero flick is currently in theaters. Metacritic score: 64 Captain Marvel is an origin story for the final, vital character to join the Avengers. Set in the 1990s, the film tells the story of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), who is introduced as a Kree warrior but begins to discover, after a crash landing on earth in 1995, what her true identity is. And that has big implications for the future of…

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