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Captain America: Civil War adds Martin Freeman to cast

Captain America: Civil War adds Martin Freeman to cast

Martin Freeman, perhaps best known in his role as Bilbo Baggins (or as Doctor Watson, depending on your tastes), has joined the cast of Marvel's upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Marvel announced the addition this afternoon, with the movie’s producer Kevin Feige praising the move. Freeman has a long list of movies and shows under his belt, and this latest one looks to be just as promising as the past Captain America movies. More on the news after the jump!

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Indiana Jones movie confirmed as inbound

Indiana Jones movie confirmed as inbound

We’ve known for a while now that another Indiana Jones movie could come about. Back in February, for example, word surfaced that Steven Spielberg was interested in directing a new Indiana Jones movie, and some voiced hopes that Chris Pratt would take up the role previously held by Harrison Ford. Disney got the rights to the franchise back in 2013, and all signs have been pointing toward a future movie. Now word from Lucasfilm’s president has confirmed that we can expect a new film.

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Nexus 9 Review: The iPad-Killer Blueprint

Nexus 9 Review: The iPad-Killer Blueprint

After a half-year on the market, the Nexus 9 remains one of the finest tablets available from any manufacturer. Like every Nexus device Google has ever offered, the HTC-made Nexus 9 was meant to be a blueprint - a benchmark for all other tablets. What we've done here is to take the Nexus 9 through the paces over a period of several months to give you an idea of what it's like to own this device for a real-life period of time, wear and tear included. Here we decide whether or not the Nexus 9 really should be considered the tablet you compare all other tablets to here and through the future.

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Galaxy S6 Avengers Editions already exist

Galaxy S6 Avengers Editions already exist

So you're pumped up about the possibility of a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge with an Iron Man theme. So you wish you had a red Galaxy S6 with a gold border around it, yes? Imagine your surprise, then, when it's revealed that several of these phones already exist with the theme you do so desire? As it turns out, Samsung is already - really and truly - working with Marvel on an Avengers campaign, and those of you that already have Galaxy devices already have access.

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X-Men Days of Future Past: Rogue Cut detailed

X-Men Days of Future Past: Rogue Cut detailed

Through Periscope, of all places, X-Men Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer announced the "Rogue Cut" of his most recent sci-fi film. This version of the movie will include a relatively major sub-plot that includes Rogue, one of the main characters in the first X-Men film. Anna Paquin will be featured in scenes that were filmed and produced to final-feature quality and (originally) cut at the last minute - or due to it being a bit of extraneous information, depending on who you believe, really.

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LEGO Star Wars Death Star Final Duel revealed in full

LEGO Star Wars Death Star Final Duel revealed in full

To celebrate May the 4th, aka Star Wars Day, LEGO has revealed their next Star Wars themed set - Death Star Final Duel. This is the same set you may have seen shown at Toy Fair earlier this year as photographed by intrepid toy-goers - today we get to see it up close and personal. Of particular interest in this set is the fact that, for the first time in a LEGO Minifigure, Darth Vader's helmet comes in two parts. There's a life support collar below his head and a removable mask/helmet above.

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The 6 best ways to celebrate May the 4th: Star Wars Day

The 6 best ways to celebrate May the 4th: Star Wars Day

It's Star Wars Day 2015, May the 4th, the greatest non-holiday holiday of the year (aside from Life Day, of course). Today we're running down some awesome bits and pieces from the technological terror side of the galaxy, including bits and pieces that'll thrill your eyes, make your ears happy, and change the way you see the the dark side in the next film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This begins with loot, of course, everyone's favorite byproduct of Star Wars. Precious goods - the space-friendly kind, for all!

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Gwendoline Christie’s role in Star Wars revealed

Gwendoline Christie’s role in Star Wars revealed

Before you go any further in this Star Wars-related article, know that it's full of information you might not want to read if you're saving yourself for the final movie reveal. It's not a set of spoilers, so to speak, but it DOES contain information about the next Star Wars film. So keep that in mind. This is the role of Gwendoline Christie - famous for her part in Game of Thrones - as she commands a legion of troops in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ inspires real compression algorithm Piper Pied

HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ inspires real compression algorithm Piper Pied

In the HBO comedy Silicon Valley, Richard and his team, Pied Piper, accidentally create a lossless compression algorithm, whipping all of the big tech companies of the fictional world into a frenzy over the potential in the inadvertent discovery. Today, at the Disrupt New York Hackathon, a team of siblings, Nancy Ghaly and Peter Ma debuted their own lossless compression algorithm. Taking inspiration from the HBO series, the duo named it Piper Pied. The real-life Piper Pied is a compression algorithm that identifies people's faces and compresses the data around them.

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Periscope facilitates widespread piracy of Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Periscope facilitates widespread piracy of Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

The most over-hyped fight in a decade watched an aging Mayweather hold onto his undefeated record against Pacquiao, whose career is also on the wane. Outside the ring, another battle was being fought: Pay-Per-View vs. Periscope, Twitter's live-streaming app. The fight cost viewers a hefty $100 Pay-Per-View fee, which could be manageable with a large party gathered around a big screen TV. But, the fee remains a huge obstacle for most viewers, especially those without enough friends to split the bill. Periscope viewers could even tune into a ringside live stream thanks to these guys. Although some low-maintenance users just aimed their smartphone at their Pay-Per-View feed to live-stream the fight.

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